The challenges that IT security professionals face grow more complex daily: Cyberthreats are sophisticated and ever-evolving, the workforce is varied and mobile, and access to the corporate network must be customized and efficient.
Financial services companies have been the target of a serious, sustained, and well-funded DDoS campaign for more than a year. What these attacks have continued to demonstrate is that DDoS will continue to be a popular and increasingly complex attack vector. DDoS is no longer simply a network issue, but is increasingly a feature or additional aspect of other advanced targeted attacks. The motivation of modern attackers can be singular, but the threat landscape continues to become more complex and mixes various threats to increase the likelihood of success. There have certainly been cases where the MSSP was successful at mitigating against an attack but the target Website still went down due to corruption of the underlying application and data. In order to defend networks today, enterprises need to deploy DDoS security in multiple layers, from the perimeter of their network to the provider cloud, and ensure that on-premise equipment can work in harmony with provider networks for effective and robust attack mitigation
DDoS attacks are the primary threat to the availability of your network. In 2014, the number of DDoS attacks continues its trend upward in both size and complexity. Today, attacks topping 100Gbps have become common. So have complex threats such as application-layer attacks against DNS and encrypted Web services. Taxing security teams even more is the rise in multi vector attacks which target applications, existing stateful infrastructure like Firewalls and IPS devices and upstream connectivity, all in a single sustained attack.
Ask any cybersecurity professional and she’ll tell you that her job is getting increasingly difficult. Why? Most will point to a combination of the dangerous threat landscape, IT complexity, and their overwhelming workload. These issues are driving a major transition in enterprise security. Large organizations must move beyond a threat prevention mentality to
become proactive cyber-¬-attack “hunters” that constantly monitor their networks for signs of trouble. This shift to proactive hunting will require new technologies that collect, process, and analyze massive amounts of security data, offer intelligent security analytics for real-¬-time incident detection, integrate threat intelligence to align suspicious internal activities with
external threats, and provide analysts with the right data analytics features to query and manipulate data for historical investigations.
To best support global users and customers, enterprises require seamlessly connectivity between branch office locations, applications, and workloads hosted in the
cloud. Many WAN solutions are ill-equipped for this task because they are generally rigid, complex to configure, and expensive to maintain.
IoT adoption, a dramatic increase of the number of network devices, and the sophistication of security threats further compounds this challenge. Geographically-distributed devices need secure cloud connectivity, limiting the ability of existing WAN solutions to fulfill the need of distributed organizations.
Cisco SD-WAN on Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an overlay WAN architecture that is designed to address modern enterprise cloud applications and workloads, heterogeneous WAN connectivity, distributed global workforces, and other business needs that traditional WAN solutions cannot meet.
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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.
Published By: Blue Coat
Published Date: Nov 23, 2015
When it comes to mobile malware threats, 2015 was a vicious year. While the threats are familiar suspects, their complexity and frequency are at an all-time high, including instances of ransomware and stealthy insertions via spyware on devices. Learn how infections start; simple ways to strengthen corporate defenses; and what the future of mobile threats looks like.
Published By: BMC ASEAN
Published Date: Dec 18, 2018
Today’s IT environments are so dynamic and complex that traditional manual administration makes it virtually impossible to keep pace with changing business opportunities and challenges, such as scaling to support new applications and users. Manual administration is not just unsustainable—it’s dangerous. Delays in responding to security threats and compliance issues can have devastating effects:
• Security breaches • Failed audits • Financial losses • Loss of customers and reputation • Other serious business consequences
To sustain a high level of security and compliance, IT teams must implement a comprehensive, aggressive automation strategy that establishes and tracks key performance indicators. Automation helps to optimize resources, increase efficiencies, lower costs and improve quality of service. This white paper describes principles and best practices for implementing automation as a strategic asset in the ongoing effort to achieve security and compliance excellence in a dynamic
The Tenth Annual State of the Network Global Study
focuses a lens on the network team’s role in security
investigations. Results indicate that 88 percent of
network teams are now spending time on security
issues. In fact, out of 1,035 respondents, nearly
3 out of 4 spend up to 10 hours per week working
exclusively on these types of problems - in addition
to managing network upgrades, SDN, cloud, and big
When it comes to technology adoption, both cloud and
100 GbE deployment continue to grow aggressively.
VoIP adoption is closing in on 60 percent and
software-defined networking (SDN) is projected to
cross the halfway mark, indicating compounding
network complexity amidst the ongoing struggle to
ID security threats.
With growth comes change and some trends
identified in this year’s survey include a rise in email
and browser-based malware attacks (63 percent)
and an increase in sophistication (52 percent). Nearly
1 in 3 also report a surge in DDoS attacks, signaling
With email at the heart of businesses, security is a top priority. Mass spam and malware campaigns are no longer the only email security concern. Today, they are one part of a complex picture that includes other inbound threats and outbound risks.
The demands on IT today are staggering. Most organizations depend on their data to drive everything from product development and sales to communications, operations, and innovation. As a result, IT departments are charged with finding a way to bring new applications online quickly, accommodate massive data growth and complex data analysis, and make data available 24 hours a day, around the world, on any device. The traditional way to deliver data services is with separate infrastructure silos for various applications, processes, and locations, resulting in continually escalating costs for infrastructure and management. These infrastructure silos make it difficult to respond quickly to business opportunities and threats, cause productivity-hindering delays when you need to scale, and drive up operational costs.
Today, defending your organization’s web properties means more than just protecting a handful of enterprise web applications from advanced malware. Learn more on the complexity and challenges of defending against today’s modern threats and discover how Citrix NetScaler application delivery controller (ADC) is an ideal defense solution.
A SANS Review of CrowdStrike Falcon X
While threat intelligence can transform an organization's security posture, it can also be complex and costly for organizations to adopt and operationalize. With that in mind, SANS Analyst Dave Shackleford tested CrowdStrike Falcon XTM threat intelligence and the report of his findings is now available.
Falcon X enables cybersecurity teams to automatically analyze malware found on endpoints, find related threats and enrich the results with customized threat intelligence. The SANS Review of Falcon X encapsulates and explains the analyst’s findings and details how CrowdStrike can help your security operations center (SOC) team make predictive security a reality.
Download this report to learn:
• How intelligence automation, built into the Falcon endpoint protection platform, enables teams, of all skills and sizes, to make better decisions and respond faster
• How Falcon X performs investigations and delivers actionable intelligence with custom indicat
Published By: Darktrace
Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
The current era in cyber security is characterized by three fundamental challenges: the complexity of the enterprise network and connected infrastructure, the speed of newage attacks, and the strain of overwhelmed incident responders.
In many ways, the expansion of networks and continual adoption of new technologies - from cloud services to the Internet of Things - has expanded the attack surface and introduced new entry-points through which attackers can gain a foothold. This, combined with the ready availability of exploit kits on the Dark Web, has led to the ‘vicious circle of the SOC’, where incident responders are so busy fire-fighting that they rarely have time to implement the critical patches that would prevent the problem at source.
As security teams struggle to keep up with the rising volume of routine attacks, a new generation of cyberthreat has also emerged, characterized in large part by fast-moving threats that make an impact well before humans have time to respond. Thes
As a website building service for consumers, Weebly is often the target of DDoS attacks. Previously they mitigated attacks through an internally built security infrastructure but the increasing scale and complexity of DDoS attacks had the company evaluating secondary protection. Learn how Weebly is well protected from DDoS threats of all sizes and complexities after incorporating an added layer of protection and resulting uninterrupted DDoS mitigation and analysis.
In a world where IT has become increasingly complex, cyber threats are unrelenting, and the cost to mitigate is becoming overwhelming, organizations are reconsidering the DIY approach to security and embracing the idea of outsourced security services. And while there are caveats to outsourcing security services, many organizations are reaping the OpEx and CapEx benefits while freeing themselves from becoming in-house security experts - refocusing on their core business. Read the whitepaper to learn more.
If you’re dealing with the high cost and complexities of
delivering reliable wide area connectivity over traditional
carrier-based networks, you’re probably considering
some form of software-defined wide area networking
(SD-WAN). With the variety of constraints that you face,
selecting the right SD-WAN solution for your enterprise
may require a few compromises. Security, however,
should not be one of them.
There are various models for combining SD-WAN and
network security, but only one that can truly be called
“secure SD-WAN.” Fortinet, the most trusted name
in network security, has leveraged its industry-leading
FortiGate Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) to deliver
integrated best-of-breed SD-WAN capabilities. Powered
by the new FortiOS 6.0 operating system, SD-WANenabled
FortiGate solutions provide the right level of
service for every application, while ensuring effective
protection from advanced evolving threats across your
New technologies used in Web 2.0 applications have increased the volume and complexity of network traffic. More than ever, businesses must deploy new methods of monitoring and controlling these applications in order to discover and mitigate new hidden security threats.
Virus-writers are using increasingly complex and sophisticated techniques in their bid to circumvent anti-virus software and disseminate their viruses. Anti-virus software, though essential, cannot combat such threats alone; an email exploit detection tool is also necessary.
Need powerful visibility and insights into network traffic while reducing risk, complexity and costs? Download the new Definitive Guide™ to Next-Generation Network Packet Brokers to learn why you should shift your infrastructure strategy to include NGNPBs, which offer new, expanded feature sets that simplify your architecture, realize the true ROI of your security tools and give you visibility into critical security threats. Learn how to see, control and secure what matters -- download now!
Securing sensitive data presents a multi-dimensional challenge where complex environments—which often include a wide range of heterogeneous database management systems (DBMS), enterprise applications, big data platforms, file systems, OS platforms with multiple access paths and permission levels—have created a seemingly end-less array of security risks and violation scenarios.
This data security ebook examines the top 5 scenarios and essential best practices for defending against insider threats and external attacks.
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Aug 08, 2016
Security threats continue to be more sophisticated and advanced with each day, with the majority often going completely undetected. • Organizations are usually scrambling to keep up and implement new security controls to protect themselves, which adds a new layer of complexity. • With the rise of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and insider attacks, it becomes extremely difficult for security staff to detect all the risks. • Many IT and IT Security staff are already stretched thin by keeping track of many different security technologies that already exist.
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Aug 08, 2016
IT environments have become much more vulnerable as enterprise mobility, cloud services and “bring-your-own-everything” have broken down the defensible perimeter and added layers of complexity to securing the enterprise. At the same time, the nature of cyber threats has changed dramatically. Threat actors are well organized and well funded, and many of them are known to be supported by nation states. They have sophisticated technical skills which allow these actors to create custom malware for very specific targets, and they are relentless in pursuit of their objectives. Moreover, almost anyone with a malicious intent can purchase malware and rent botnets on the Dark Web, lowering the bar for criminal entities, nation states, and terrorists to use cyber as a weapon of choice towards their intended purpose.
In response to an increasingly complex IT ecosystem and expanding attack surface, Intel Security offers a unified threat defense lifecycle. Intel Security delivers an integrated, connected architecture that dramatically increases speed and capacity of organizations to prevent and respond to attacks. Our architecture reduces complexity and improves operational efficiency, providing critical integrated, adaptive, and orchestrated intelligence and response capabilities. This empowers customers to block threats more effectively, identify compromises, and implement quick remediation and stronger countermeasures.
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