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Published By: Fortinet EMEA     Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
When it comes to securing all the parts of a modern distributed network, endpoints remain the most vulnerable outlier. Mobility has brought a flood of different devices that cross in and out of enterprise networks on a daily basis. This public exposure, combined with inadequate traditional endpoint security and a high degree of user autonomy, makes these devices prime targets for malware infections and other forms of sophisticated attack that seek to exploit the broader organization. And threat actors are finding enormous success along these vectors. To stay competitive, most organizations are currently embracing digital transformation (DX)—including cloud services, smart Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and greater mobility. These adaptations provide organizations with faster and more seamless access to critical information, regardless of the device being used to access it. However, as distributed networks expand and become more difficult to manage, the endpoint remains a weak link i
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Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
With the constant drumbeat of news reports about security breaches, cyber security is hard to ignore. Organizations understand that they need comprehensive security solutions, yet significant gaps remain. Malicious actors have evolved their methods to leverage the vulnerabilities of the Domain Name System (DNS), and attacks that utilize this vector are increasing in number.
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Akamai Technologies
Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
Existing security controls are outmatched — at best static and reactive. Current layers likely aren’t protecting you against all attack vectors, like the vulnerable back door that is recursive DNS. And security mechanisms that frustrate, impede, or disallow legitimate users, devices, or applications will have low adoption rates and/or will curtail productivity. Benign users may even circumvent these processes, further undermining your corporate security posture and creating more gaps in your defense-in- depth strategy. One of the many use cases associated with a zero trust security strategy is protecting your network — and most importantly, your data — from malware.
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Akamai Technologies
Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Jun 14, 2018
With the constant drumbeat of news reports about security breaches, cyber security is hard to ignore. Organizations understand that they need comprehensive security solutions, yet significant gaps remain. Malicious actors have evolved their methods to leverage the vulnerabilities of the Domain Name System (DNS), and attacks that utilize this vector are increasing in number.
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Akamai Technologies
Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Jun 14, 2018
"Existing security controls are outmatched — at best static and reactive. Current layers likely aren’t protecting you against all attack vectors, like the vulnerable back door that is recursive DNS. And security mechanisms that frustrate, impede, or disallow legitimate users, devices, or applications will have low adoption rates and/or will curtail productivity. Benign users may even circumvent these processes, further undermining your corporate security posture and creating more gaps in your defense-in- depth strategy. One of the many use cases associated with a zero trust security strategy is protecting your network — and most importantly, your data — from malware. "
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dns, rdns, security, zero trust security, malware, data, network security
    
Akamai Technologies
Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Aug 11, 2017
With the constant drumbeat of news reports about security breaches, cyber security is hard to ignore. Organizations understand that they need comprehensive security solutions, yet significant gaps remain. Malicious actors have evolved their methods to leverage the vulnerabilities of the Domain Name System (DNS), and attacks that utilize this vector are increasing in number.
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domain name system (dns), cloud security, threat protection, threat prevention, phishing, ransomware, security threats, malware
    
Akamai Technologies
Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Aug 11, 2017
DNS is a well-worn data exfiltration and communication vector. Explore why targeted threats continue to use the DNS protocol to exfiltrate sensitive information, how it’s done, and what might be next in the evolution of this attack vector.
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domain name system (dns), cloud security, threat protection, threat prevention, phishing, ransomware, security threats, malware
    
Akamai Technologies
Published By: Blue Coat Systems     Published Date: Aug 12, 2013
There is no question that security attacks targeting your organization will continue to grow and evolve. The question is, how can you respond to malware and other risks without unnecessarily constraining your workforce? How can you get beyond the fear and anxiety that leads to excessive prohibition, prevention, blocking, and excluding – so that you can use security technology to both protect and empower people? The answer is with a multi-layered defense – one that uses advanced security technologies and sophisticated operational practices in combination to cover the full spectrum of threat vectors. This solution brief explores the growing importance of multi-layered defense in today’s fast-changing web environment, and key considerations in implementing an effective multi-layered defense strategy.
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av defense, blue coat, web environment
    
Blue Coat Systems
Published By: Flexera     Published Date: Sep 16, 2016
Watch this webinar to learn more about understanding software vulnerabilities in your organization and how to protect your organization from attacks.
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software vulnerabilities, security, attack vectors, data breach, commercial software, flexera, security threat
    
Flexera
Published By: Secureworks     Published Date: Nov 11, 2016
To ensure that “quasi-insiders” or third parties do not contribute to your enterprise’s attack vector, it’s imperative to develop a third-party governance process to mitigate risk. Read on to find out how.
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managed security services, risk management, security, threat and vulnerability management, attacks, insider attacks, cyber security
    
Secureworks
Published By: CA Technologies     Published Date: Apr 06, 2017
Privileged credentials have served as a major attack vector in the successful execution of many breaches. Protecting privileged access is an imperative to successfully defend an organization from a breach and is a core requirement of multiple compliance regimes. CA Privileged Access Management helps drive IT security and compliance risk reduction and improves operational efficiency by enabling privileged access defense in depth—providing broad and consistent protection of sensitive administrative credentials, management of privileged identity access and control of administrator activity.
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it security, security breach, it infrastructure, cyber crime, risk management, password management, incident response, audits, user authentication
    
CA Technologies
Published By: Arbor     Published Date: Mar 13, 2014
All enterprises need to have mitigation solutions in place. Information security is vital in the workplace and DDoS has become more complex over time. Determine whether services are the best option for primary protection through this whitepaper.
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arbor, idc, distributed denial-of-service, ddos attack ddos solutions, dns reflection, exfiltration of data, security products, the cloud, cloud migration, high-bandwidth attacks, volumetric attacks, deployment, multi-vector threat, ips solutions, deployment models
    
Arbor
Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Sep 27, 2016
Akamai’s Threat Research team analyzed a week of cross-site scripting (xss) alert triggers to gain clarity on the nature of xss attacks. Read this case study to learn which vectors are vulnerable and specific techniques that were employed during remote resource injection exploitation attempts versus simple probing requests.
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akamai, xss, xxs exploration, threat research, analytics, security, cybersecurity
    
Akamai Technologies
Published By: Veracode     Published Date: Jun 26, 2019
Software plays a central role in business processes and in our daily lives, and companies of all sizes and industries are building, buying and downloading more applications than ever before. However, this increased dependence on software makes the applications powering our world a prime target for cybercriminals. Applications are the No. 1 attack vector for cybercriminals and the main source of breaches. In addition, the way software is developed is changing. Contemporary application development methodologies like DevOps are increasing the speed and precision with which software is produced and deployed. The increased speed and precision have created a modern software factory akin to the manufacturing factories of past industrial revolutions.
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Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Mar 10, 2016
The web application firewall (WAF) is among the most complex security technologies on the market today. The complexity of managing a WAF includes a pre-defined list of rules to identify thousands of potential exploits, intelligence about new attack vectors, and identifying malicious HTTP requests from legitimate HTTP traffic. Read this white paper to learn how to combine attack detection with threat intelligence using our cloud platform and managed security services to better protect your web applications.
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akamai technology, web application security, http, best practices
    
Akamai Technologies
Published By: illusive networks     Published Date: May 18, 2016
Today's cyber attackers are more specialized, targeted and innovative when it comes to seeking new attack vectors and circumventing perimeter defenses and old-school honeypot traps. Download this whitepaper and learn why Honeypots fail in comparison to Deceptions Everywhere™ Technology, how to mimic real-world scenarios to catch cyber attackers, and leveraging deception technology to combat modern APTs.
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illusive networks
Published By: CA Technologies     Published Date: Jun 01, 2018
Privileged credentials have served as a major attack vector in the successful execution of many breaches. Protecting privileged access is an imperative to successfully defend an organization from a breach and is a core requirement of multiple compliance regimes. CA Privileged Access Management helps drive IT security and compliance risk reduction and improves operational efficiency by enabling privileged access defense in depth—providing broad and consistent protection of sensitive administrative credentials, management of privileged identity access and control of administrator activity.
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CA Technologies
Published By: Veracode     Published Date: Oct 26, 2016
Web and mobile applications are now top attack vectors for cyber attackers, accounting for more than a third of data breaches. As a result, securing the application layer has now become a high priority for enterprises. Enterprise application security testing solutions for Web, native, cloud and mobile applications are key to this strategy. In the latest Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, Veracode has been positioned as a Leader for the third year in a row based on our completeness of vision and ability to execute in the AST market. Download the report for more on why Veracode's automated cloud-based service is in Gartner's “Leaders” quadrant.
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veracode, gartner, magic quadrant, application security testing, security, application security
    
Veracode
Published By: Arbor     Published Date: Sep 15, 2014
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.
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ddos attacks, it security, application layer attacks
    
Arbor
Published By: F5 Networks Inc     Published Date: Aug 16, 2018
As the threat landscape evolves, so must our security controls and countermeasures. Recent research from F5 Labs revealed that applications are the initial targets in the majority of breaches, suggesting that any app can be an attack vector. Cybercriminals are moving their tactics further up the stack using sophisticated application-layer exploits, as well as an emerging wave of automated, bot, and IoTbased threats that are quite capable of evading simple signature or reputation-based detection. Yet, the majority of WAFs on the market today have remained largely unchanged, leaving the applayer exposed, unable to proactively monitor and protect against evolving attack vectors.
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threats, applications, cybercriminals
    
F5 Networks Inc
Published By: F5 Networks Inc     Published Date: Sep 14, 2018
As the threat landscape evolves, so must our security controls and countermeasures. Recent research from F5 Labs revealed that applications are the initial targets in the majority of breaches, suggesting that any app can be an attack vector. Cybercriminals are moving their tactics further up the stack using sophisticated application-layer exploits, as well as an emerging wave of automated, bot, and IoTbased threats that are quite capable of evading simple signature or reputation-based detection. Yet, the majority of WAFs on the market today have remained largely unchanged, leaving the applayer exposed, unable to proactively monitor and protect against evolving attack vectors.
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Published By: Trend Micro     Published Date: Feb 01, 2013
Despite increased awareness and focus on defending against targeted attacks from both business and security leaders, organizations continue to be breached and suffer the consequences. Many of today’s security investments are simply not aligned to defend against these targeted threat vectors. Advanced threat detection and response should not be a point solution but rather a combination of technologies and core competencies. Detecting and responding to advanced threats should involve tight integration of multiple security technologies, network analysis and visibility (NAV) tools, the ability to automatically generate content such as security rules and signatures, context on attacker history, and overall customization and flexibility to ensure that the solution is fine-tuned for your specific IT environment.
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Published By: FireEye     Published Date: Feb 28, 2014
Today's threat landscape has never been more challenging for federal agencies. Governments face a growing torrent of cyber attacks that are growing increasingly sophisticated, stealthy, and dangerous. Legacy signature-based solutions and file-based sandbox analysis cannot detect these advanced attacks, let alone stop them. Without advanced identification and remediation tools, agencies can go weeks or even months before discovering system breaches - long after the damage is done. This paper outlines: The malware ""kill-chain"" model used in today's advanced attacks; What capabilities federal agencies need to combat advanced threats; A reimagined approach to IT security.
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fireeye, persistent threats, advanced attacks, multi-vector, multi-stage nature, combatting advanced attacks, cohesive threat vectors, correlated threat vectors, real-time security, malicious code installs, block callbacks, threat intelligence, malware forensics, cyber warfare
    
FireEye
Published By: FireEye     Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
Never before have state and local governments been expected to do so much with so little. Even as budgets remain tight in a post-recession environment, tech-savvy citizens demand higher levels of service, they want to pay taxes by credit card, renew their driver's license online, and check traffic from their smartphone. These responsibilities make cyber security critical for state agencies, municipalities, and public utilities. Governments possess residents' most sensitive information - including inviolable personal data such as Social Security numbers and birth certificates. This white paper highlights: Why traditional tools fail to detect advanced attacks; Gaining a cohesive, correlated view of all major threat vectors; How to leverage signature-less, real-time security that thwarts zero-Day attacks.
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fireeye, persistent threats, advanced attacks, multi-vector, multi-stage nature, combatting advanced attacks, cohesive threat vectors, correlated threat vectors, real-time security, malicious code installs, block callbacks, threat intelligence, malware forensics, cyber warfare
    
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Published By: FireEye     Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
Cyber attacks are growing more sophisticated and, more often than not, target small and midsize businesses (SMBs). One unlucky click - a malicious email attachment, a link to a legitimate but compromised website - could result in a costly data breach that drains your bank account and customer trust. This paper explains targeted attacks and examines reasons cyber attackers are aiming at small and midsize businesses, including: Value of your data; Low risk and high returns for criminals; Why SMBs are easier targets.
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fireeye, persistent threats, advanced attacks, multi-vector, multi-stage nature, combatting advanced attacks, cohesive threat vectors, correlated threat vectors, real-time security, malicious code installs, block callbacks, threat intelligence, malware forensics, cyber warfare
    
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