Add spyware to the list of urgent security concerns. With resources already stretched thin in fighting viruses and stopping spam, companies now also have to defend against a threat that strikes silently and does much of its damage before it’s even detected.
Published By: Aladdin
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
The Spyware Neutralizer is a clientless add-on tool for the eSafe content security solution from Aladdin Knowledge Systems. Client-side software installation and without the need to implement, manage, or update any client-side software or agents.
This security overview provides best practices to help organizations looking to harden their environment. Designed
to help small- to mid-sized organizations stop an attack before one starts, this basic guidance will help reduce your
attack surface and outlines practical steps to securing your enterprise. With this checklist, you will have a guide to help
prevent initial compromise and stop attacks before they start.
This checklist helps to explain how to:
• Address software vulnerabilities and misconfigurations
• Eliminate exposed ports & services
• Reduce the chance of attacks delivered via email
• Limit browser-based attacks
• Reduce the attack surface across Microsoft Office applications
Lastly, we will share details on how Alert Logic helps organizations of all sizes get a comprehensive view of their
enterprise assets, find misconfigurations and vulnerabilities, and delivers endpoint coverage with an automated
quarantine response to stop malware in its tracks.
Previously, the network at the City of Lake Wales didn't possess any firewalls, intrusion protection or web filtering solutions. As a result the network, which is spread out to multiple locations (including law enforcement), was left wide open to security breaches and caused system performance problems as users unwittingly picked up spyware and malware.
How did you choose your anti-malware solution? Did you put it through the same rigorous process as your other security solutions? Or, did you simply renew your current product licensing? Perhaps you went with something you had used at a previous job. Maybe you even went so far as to read a few product reviews and third-party test results or evaluations. But, did you test the anti-malware solution yourself? In this book, we explain how artificial intelligence (AI) can help your enterprise combat malware threats in a more preventative, proactive, and radically better way than legacy anti-malware products. We explain why you shouldn't just believe a vendor's marketing. Instead, you should test different solutions for yourself, just as you would with any other major security investment. Read more in this eBook.
Forrester Consulting was commissioned to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Cylance's advanced threat protection solution, CylancePROTECT®, and its deployment and configuration services, ThreatZero™. The study aims to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of CylancePROTECT and ThreatZero on their organizations, which will improve customer success with advanced cybersecurity and antivirus protection solutions. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with an investment in Cylance, Forrester interviewed the Chief Information Security Officer for a Large State County Government, who has used the solutions for over a year. Cylance provides a new-generation, predictive, cybersecurity, and malware prevention solution that leverages artificial intelligence to prevent malware from executing on endpoints in real time. This is usually implemented with ThreatZero, which is a continuous professional service program rendered by Cylance for users of CylancePROTECT. ThreatZero guides through the planning, implementation, integration, and ongoing optimization of the solution. This often includes end user education, training, and support to totally eliminate endpoint threats and incidents. With CylancePROTECT and ThreatZero, the organization was able to reduce security breaches to almost zero, catching malware before it ever gained access to public records. Relative to their previous endpoint protection, this significantly reduced costs from remediation/reimaging and incidence response. Additionally, IT and security employees’ productivity were boosted. Read more in the full TEI report.
Fileless attacks surged in 2017, largely due to their ability to bypass traditional antivirus solutions. Last year was host to several fileless malware victories. OceanLotus Group infiltrated Asian corporations during Operation Cobalt Kitty, and conducted nearly six months of fileless operations before detection. Ransomware hall-of-famers Petya and WannaCry both implemented fileless techniques in their kill chains. Every major player in information security agrees that fileless attacks are difficult to stop, and the threats are growing worse. Abandoning files is a logical and tactical response to traditional AV solutions which have overcommitted to file-intensive and signature-based blacklists. What can security solutions offer when there are no infected files to detect? How will a blacklist stop an aggressor that only uses legitimate system resources? The security landscape is changing and the divide between traditional AV products and next-generation security solutions is growing wider by the day. Cylance® has built a reputation on security driven by artificial intelligence and provides a frontline defense against fileless malware. This document details how Cylance protects organizations.
According to Forrester, traditional approaches to endpoint security have become outdated and less effective as cyberthreats have increased in both number and complexity. To battle the ever-increasing threats, security professionals are now turning to new endpoint security technologies to either augment or replace their failing antimalware solutions. Below are the key trends in endpoint security, and the strategies that companies are using to address them.
In this Methodologies and Best Practices document, Burton Group Research Director Daniel Blum recounts customer perspectives on the anti-malware battlefield playing out at the enterprise level. The document explores lessons learned, and what keeps customers awake at night even after good defensive strategies are in place. The Reference RFI alone is valuable for those switching anti-malware products, or seeking new ones.
Traditional antivirus (AV) just doesn’t cut it anymore. From ransomware that holds intellectual property hostage to sophisticated malware-less attacks that exploit PowerShell, scripting, and memory, endpoints are facing more security risk than ever before. As a result, companies have set their sights on the next generation of lightweight AV solutions.
A SANS Guide to Evaluating Next-Generation Antivirus
Rather than dying, antivirus is actually growing up. Today, organizations look to spend their antivirus budget on replacing current solutions with next-generation antivirus (NGAV) platforms that can stop modern attacks, not just known malware.
As business models have become increasingly digital, high-profile, reputation-damaging security breaches are grabbing more news media headlines. Leading companies have ramped up their investments in cybersecurity, yet that spending is often not well aligned with actual threats. Studies have shown that server-focused solutions such as network anti-virus, malware detection and website firewalls attract the biggest investments, ignoring the fact that misuse of privileged credentials is by far the most common cause of breaches. The reasons for this disconnect are not well understood, in part because it sits at the intersection of the people and technology domains. This survey, conducted by WSJ Custom Studios with sponsorship from Centrify, seeks insights into senior-level thinking on this issue, including current cybersecurity priorities and the perceived degree of alignment between threats and solutions.
This document will identify the key questions you should ask your advanced malware protection vendor, and show you how Cisco combats today’s advanced malware attacks using a combination of four techniques.
The desire to invest in antimalware software can be stated simply: avoid malware infection. Malware can create back doors into your network; puts your information, assets, and sensitive intellectual property in peril; and ultimately jeopardizes your business operations, resulting in unspecified collateral damage to your brand. This paper discusses Large-scale data mining technologies, Cloud computing platforms and Deep-seated knowledge of threats facing enterprises.
Malware has changed considerably since the early PC viruses appeared more than 25 years ago. Today, it evolves so quickly that many customers find staying ahead of the latest threat nearly impossible. If the explosion in malware variants weren’t enough, sophisticated client-side attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs) target victims in ways that evade traditional security measures. The question isn’t whether your network will be attacked with advanced malware. The question is when it will happen and how you will respond. Advanced malware is changing the way security is managed.
Uncover the riskiest 1% of threats you’ve been missing. In hours. Not days or months. Nearly all endpoint security solutions claim to block 99% of malware. But what about the 1% of threats they miss? The most dangerous 1% of threats will wreak havoc on your network. If you rely solely on traditional point-in-time technologies, such as antivirus, those threats can go undetected for 200 days on average. For months on end, they can be creeping in and moving laterally across your network causing damage through stealthy malware campaigns without you even knowing it—until it’s too late.
BACKUP ISN’T JUST A COPY IN THE CLOUD.
IT’S THE ANTIDOTE TO EVERYTHING.
Be it user error, natural disaster, hardware failure, malware, theft
or litigation—there’s a countermeasure to restore your business to normal. Skeptical? Click through the eBook to ?nd out how backup makes the enterprise impervious.
Backup isn't just a copy in the cloud. It's the antidote to everything. Be it user error, natural disaster, hardware failure, malware, theft or litigation—there’s a countermeasure to restore your business to normal. Skeptical? Click through the eBook to find out how backup makes the enterprise impervious.
Don't let the risk or cost of ransomware storm your organization's castle. it will wreak havoc on your valuable data and impact business continuity. Instead, employ a multi-layer security strategy that not only includes anti-malware, firewall, and hard disk and file encryption, but also data loss prevention technology and standards- based data protection. Each are critical to mitigate cyber security risks and protect vital information so you can avoid business disruption without ever paying a king's ransom.
All ML technology isn’t created equal. Learn how the CrowdStrike® ML-based Engine Defends Against Unknown Malware. While many organizations are guarding the front door with yesterday’s signature-based antivirus (AV) solutions, today’s unknown malware walks out the back door with all their data. What’s the answer?
A new white paper, “The Rise of Machine Learning in Cybersecurity,” explains machine learning (ML) technology — what it is, how it works and why it offers better protection against the sophisticated attacks that bypass standard security measures. You’ll also learn about CrowdStrike’s exclusive ML technology and how, as part of the Falcon platform’s next-gen AV solution, it dramatically increases your ability to detect attacks that use unknown malware.
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