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Security vs Short-Term Profitability: Enabling Long-Term Sustainability

Investing in security is expensive, and it’s often tempting to focus first on your current profitability. But not investing in security costs organizations even more. If you fail to implement a robust long-term, scalable security infrastructure in your environments from the start, then you run the risk of suffering a catastrophic event that can eventually [...]

Questions to Ask During Your Next Antivirus PoC

It’s expected that, when you purchase new hardware, the machine will come with antivirus software already installed. But this “complimentary” inclusion has the tendency to lull some end users into a false sense of security, leading them to believe that they don’t need to implement additional protection. Protecting your critical data should go well beyond [...]

November 16th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , |

Defeating the Cyber Kill Chain

What is the Kill Chain? Cyber-attackers executing advanced threats against organizations utilize what’s known as the cyber kill chain. The kill chain is the “high-level framework or workflow that advanced threat actors employ in their efforts to compromise the target,” according to Dell SecureWorks. “Actors behind advanced threats have a toolbox of exploit techniques at [...]

February 10th, 2016|Categories: Cybersecurity, Security|Tags: , , , |

Senate Passes Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: What You Need to Know

The U.S. Senate recently passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a bill that would increase cyberthreat information sharing between the government and the private sector. CISA requires the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice to develop procedures to promote the timely sharing [...]

Disrupting the Cyber-Attack Kill Chain

Cybercriminals today are utilizing increasingly complex techniques to infiltrate corporate networks—while evading detection—in an effort to steal intellectual property and other sensitive information. Knowing the techniques cyber-attackers use and how to defend against them is paramount to an organization’s success in disrupting the cyber-attack kill chain. The Onslaught of Malware Attackers are constantly bombarding networks [...]

November 9th, 2015|Categories: Cybersecurity, Security|Tags: , , , , , |

CFOs, CIOs Teaming Up to Combat Cyberthreats

Why CFOs and CIOs Should Work Together Global advisory services firm Ernst & Young recently issued a report on the growing collaboration between chief financial officers and chief information officers when it comes to handling cyberthreats. According to the report, titled “Partnering for Performance,” 66 percent of CFOs make cybersecurity a high or very high [...]

Gigamon, FireEye Deliver Real-Time Threat Protection

Last month, Gigamon, a network visibility, analytics and security firm, announced that its GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform fully supports and interoperates with network security vendor FireEye’s advanced persistent threat solutions to deliver real-time threat protection. The resulting cybersecurity dream team ensures that FireEye solutions receive the necessary traffic that they need when responding to advanced [...]

It’s Time to Address the APT Threat

What are APTs? Organizations are increasingly facing targeted cyber-attacks against their systems, known as advanced persistent threats. APT threats can result in the disclosure of sensitive data such as credit card numbers and patient health information. APTs, according to security vendor Trend Micro, are “purpose-built to breach your network and steal your data, intellectual property, [...]

July 15th, 2015|Categories: Security|Tags: , |

VENOM Bug Highlights Risks to Company Data

The recent discovery of the security vulnerability known as VENOM once again highlights the risks organizations face when it comes to protecting their sensitive information. What is VEMON? VENOM, discovered by Jason Geffner of CrowdStrike, an endpoint security provider, can expose access to corporate intellectual property and sensitive and personally identifiable information, “potentially impacting the [...]

June 12th, 2015|Categories: Security|Tags: , , |

The Need for Email Security in Curbing Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) Attacks

Importance of Email Security Email security is important now more than ever as organizations face an ever-increasing number of threats from email-based spam, viruses and advanced attacks. The issue recently saw renewed attention following reports that U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton used a private email account and server to conduct official business while she was [...]

May 26th, 2015|Categories: Security|Tags: , , |
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