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.
Security teams understand that developers turn to open source to save time, cut costs, and promote innovation. But getting a handle on the security implications of open source use can be difficult. Learn how to identify security vulnerabilities and monitor your codebase for future security.
Many organizations think they have application security covered, but most security testing tools leave companies exposed. With over 4,000 open source vulnerabilities reported every year, make sure your company’s applications aren’t at risk!
Today, companies are more concerned than ever about software security threats. With some 95 percent of companies relying on open source software, its security is now a critical focus for CEOs, COOs, and boards of directors. Learn which security tools and methodologies are best suited for your organization's environment.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Apr 03, 2007
One of the biggest challenges mirrors a problem in the physical server world: security patching. This paper describes in greater detail the benefits and challenges of server virtualization, and offers insight into how Blue Lane customers are utilizing the PatchPoint(r) System to combat the threat of software vulnerabilities.
The Cenzic Hailstorm® solution helps financial institutions comply with GLBA and other laws by automating risk assessment, checking for vulnerability to the injection of malicious code into Web servers, automating the testing of code and key controls during the software development process, and helping them respond to new vulnerabilities in the software development lifecycle.
What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a malicious software designed to hold a user’s files (such as healthcare records, financial contracts, manufacturing blueprints, software code, and other documents) for ransom by encrypting them and demanding the user pay a fee (often in Bitcoin) to decrypt them.
How ransomware works
Attackers initiate attacks using an array of tactics. Ransomware infections often first begin with an exploit kit — which are software kits designed to identify software vulnerabilities on endpoints and then upload and execute malicious code on the endpoint.
Although variants of ransomware behave differently — there are many ways that Cisco can help. Download this whitepaper today to find out more.
Digital innovation has changed everything: the money is everywhere,
so every business is a potential target for fraud.
Banks and financial institutions used to be the primary targets of fraud. Why banks? To quote the
notorious American bank robber Willie Sutton, “because that’s where the money is.” While banks
remain firmly in the crosshairs of fraudsters, the avalanche of digital business innovation has
Since the money is everywhere, every business is a potential target for fraud. The same technology
that helps us find airfare deals, sweet concert seats, or the best prices on the hottest Jordan shoes–
that is, bots–can now be used by criminals.
Fraudsters employ automated, faceless bots that scour business apps looking for any opportunity to
profit. And since fraud targets business-process weaknesses and not just software vulnerabilities, you
may not even know when it is happening.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Jun 14, 2016
How much does your organization know about the software vulnerabilities that put data and users at risk? Chances are it is less than you think. Software vulnerability management can significantly reduce enterprise risk, and this paper offers a risk reduction plan, demonstrates why vulnerability management is important today, and offers eye-opening statistics as to the nature and breadth of the issue.
It is not surprising that keeping data secure and keeping users safe continues to challenge organizations of every size and type. There has been an explosion in the number of applications used to conduct business in recent years. This multidimensional expansion includes continued growth in mobile devices and enterprise application spending exposing new attack surfaces that malware can prey upon.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Feb 19, 2019
Flexera’s Software Vulnerability Research allows effective reduction of the attack surface for cybercriminals, providing access to verified vulnerability intelligence from Secunia Research covering all applications and systems across all platforms. It drives a prioritized remediation process by handling vulnerability workflows, tickets and alerts, and describes the steps to mitigate the risk of costly breaches.
You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know
It’s hard for enterprise security analysts to get reliable and trusted information about software vulnerabilities and then identify and filter that data for just the products that matter to their organization. Those challenges lead to wasted time and effort.
Fortify Software conducted a candid interview with Avi Rubin, Professor at Johns Hopkins University and specialist in the field of eVoting security risks. He discusses the concerns around software security as well as the voting solutions surrounding software independence.
Matt Rose, Senior Software Security Consultant at Fortify Software, shares his findings from a year analyzing millions of lines of code. He unveils his top ten most common vulnerabilities and provides detailed examples of each. These technical examples come from his experience working with fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and major ISVs.
New headlines provide ongoing evidence that IT Security teams are losing the battle against attackers, reinforcing the need to address the security of enterprise applications.This Analyst Insight reviews several practical steps you can take to get started now.
Read this Trend and Risk report from IBM® ISS X-Force® to learn statistical information about all aspects of threats that affect Internet security, including software vulnerabilities and public exploitation, malware, spam, phishing, web-based threats, and more!
Three common types of software make you more vulnerable than you realize. While complete and thorough vulnerability management is next to impossible, a few simple steps go a long way toward reducing risk. Download this ebook to discover what steps to take to begin evolving away from patch management toward software and vulnerability management.
The hidden threat in securing your infrastructure from vulnerabilities lies with IT’s difficulty in managing third-party software.
2017 was billed as the worst on record for cybersecurity. No doubt, the continued rise of modern threat vectors has IT on high alert. In essence, IT professionals view their role as responsible for keeping the door shut. However, even with IT administrators keenly aware that most exploits can be averted simply by keeping the environment current, the task is no small feat and often isn’t done as well as it needs to be.
Published By: LockLizard
Published Date: Jun 10, 2009
Is the PDF security software you are looking to purchase really secure? If the PDF security software you are evaluating can be simply broken then you might as well save your money. What PDF security vendors are not telling you about their products and solutions, and what questions you should be asking.
As long as there is software, there will be software vulnerabilities and you will find malware and cybercriminals. This paper will examine that risk and provide a step by step process to protect your companies critical assets.
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