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Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
HIMSS Analytics, in partnership with Akamai, recently conducted a survey of U.S. hospitals to understand the current state of web security in healthcare as well as what plans are in place to improve preparedness. The results raise some concerns that despite greater consciousness of the increased risk to healthcare data security, many hospitals are still vulnerable to a wide range of cyberattacks. Read this survey to learn about critical weaknesses in hospital web security.
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web security, healthcare, network management, security, cyberattack prevention, best practices
    
Akamai Technologies
Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Jun 14, 2018
"High-profile cyber attacks seem to occur almost daily in recent years. Clearly security threats are persistent and growing. While many organizations have adopted a defense-in-depth strategy — utilizing anti-virus protection, firewalls, intruder prevention systems, sandboxing, and secure web gateways — most IT departments still fail to explicitly protect the Domain Name System (DNS). This oversight leaves a massive gap in network defenses. But this infrastructure doesn’t have to be a vulnerability. Solutions that protect recursive DNS (rDNS) can serve as a simple and effective security control point for end users and devices on your network. Read this white paper to learn more about how rDNS is putting your enterprise at risk, why you need a security checkpoint at this infrastructural layer, how rDNS security solutio Read 5 Reasons Enterprises Need a New Access Model to learn about the fundamental changes enterprises need to make when providing access to their private applications.
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rdns, dns, anti-virus, security, network defense
    
Akamai Technologies
Published By: AlienVault     Published Date: Aug 11, 2015
This webinar talks about common PCI DSS compliance challenges, questions to ask as you plan and prepare, core capabilities needed to demonstrate compliance, and how to simplify compliance with a unified approach to security
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pci, dss, compliance, alienvault, security management, vulnerability management, cyberattacks, data breach prevention, security intelligence, behavioral monitoring, asset discovery, threat detection
    
AlienVault
Published By: AlienVault     Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
If you haven’t had first-hand experience with ransomware in the past, chances are you’ve heard of one of the many ransomware attacks that have recently caught worldwide attention. According to a June 2016 survey from Osterman Research, nearly one in two participants indicated that their organization suffered at least one ransomware attack in the last year. In this whitepaper, we’ll cover ransomware basics and provide best practices for ransomware prevention and detection. You’ll learn: • What ransomware is, how it works, and who the attackers are • 10 best practices you can employ now to detect and prevent ransomware • How you can quickly detect ransomware and other threats with AlienVault USM Download this whitepaper now to learn more about ransomware, best practices for defense, and how AlienVault USM helps you detect ransomware quickly with a unified approach to security.
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AlienVault
Published By: Arbor     Published Date: Sep 20, 2013
In this white paper, John Pescatore of SANS Institute explores how DDoS is used as part of advanced targeted attacks (ATAs) and describes how DDoS detection and prevention tools and techniques can be used against ATAs as well. Today’s DDoS attacks, as damaging as they are, sometimes mask even more threatening and dangerous advanced targeted threats. The good news is that some of the same tools that can detect the footprints of DDoS attacks can also find the telltale signs of ATAs. To be successful, though, enterprises need to coordinate their use of both types of logs and adjust their monitoring parameters correctly. They must also eliminate operational gaps, such as unclear lines of security authority, and limit the use of managed security services that can deprive enterprise security managers of the data they need to detect and stop DDoS attacks and ATAs.
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distributed denial of services, ddos attack, ddos detection, ddos mitigation, security, advanced targeted attacks, mitigation, detection
    
Arbor
Published By: Arbor Networks     Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
As the world becomes more connected, it is no longer enough for enterprises to react once an alert indicates an attacker is inside the network. Instead, with continuous packet capture and threat feeds followed by analysis, it is now possible to hunt the attackers and locate them versus waiting for an alert.
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arbor, arbor networks, hackers, cyberattacks, internet security, intrusion prevention
    
Arbor Networks
Published By: ArborNetworks     Published Date: Nov 30, 2015
This paper outlines the challenges of DDoS attacks and describes the features you need in a DDoS prevention solution to more effectively protect your network from these threats.
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arbor, ddos, protection, enterprise, data security
    
ArborNetworks
Published By: ArborNetworks     Published Date: Feb 12, 2016
DDoS prevention appliances are the first line of defense for most service providers and large enterprises around the globe looking to protect themselves from brute-force attacks on network or resource availability, and with the unprecedented number, size, and coverage of DDoS attacks since the floodgates opens in 2008, vendors who build DDoS prevention solutions have seen and continue to see a significant increase in demand. This report covers actuals for 4Q14 and 1Q15.
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arbor network, ddos, service provider, biannual report
    
ArborNetworks
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: Carbonite     Published Date: Feb 22, 2017
Refuse to surrender to cybercriminals—learn the best ways to prevent a ransomware infection, and what you can do in the event of an attack.
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backup and recovery, business backup, cloud backup, computer backup, hybrid backup, data backup, data protection, data recovery, disaster recovery, hacker, computer hacking, malware, ransomware, ransomware attack, ransomware defense, ransomware infection, ransomware preparedness, ransomware prevention, ransomware protection
    
Carbonite
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Feb 17, 2015
Analyst brief brought to you by NSS Labs. Where the goal of cyberprevention has been to reduce the probability of an attack against the organization, cyber resilience looks to reduce the impact of these attacks through cyber risk management. A cyber resilience program still considers detection and prevention techniques, but it also assumes that a breach is likely. This stance emphasizes anticipation, agility, and adaptation. Not every attack can be prevented, but with a cyber resilience program, damage can be mitigated or avoided altogether.
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cisco, nss, cyber, prevention, risk management, resilience, firewall, security, protection, epp, breach, cyberattack, operations, network
    
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Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jan 08, 2016
Financial services organizations have a unique relationship with technology: electronic data and transactions are the core of this industry. Financial services firms remain vigilant because they are constantly under attack. Hackers that gain access to customer accounts or financial data can profit either by using it themselves or by selling it to other criminal organizations. - There are many differences between perception and reality when it comes to security in this industry. For example, its emphasis on fraud prevention creates the perception that financial services is highly evolved in terms of its security readiness. However, this study finds that financial services firms’ security is on a par with the security of firms in other industries. - Regulations may lead to change and investments, but they also take time to take effect. Organizations should not wait for such requirements before they make improvements. Neither should they assume that compliance gives them full protection. Regulations cannot cover every aspect in such a fast-paced environment.
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cisco, financial services, perception gaps
    
Cisco
Published By: Citrix Systems     Published Date: Nov 10, 2014
Measurable performance is a key factor when selecting an Application Delivery Controller(ADC) solution for modern data centers. In this report, Tolly evaluates the performance of several Citrix NetScaler ADC models vs. that of comparable products. Learn how NetScaler fared and provided up to 480% the performance of F5.
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dos, denial of service, netscaler, defense, network, low-bandwith, attacks, transactions, targeting, companies, prevention measures, firewall, intruder
    
Citrix Systems
Published By: Citrix Systems     Published Date: Nov 10, 2014
Today’s enterprises face new requirements for their datacenter and cloud architectures, from keeping pace cost-effectively with fast-growing traffic to ensuring optimal application performance no matter how quickly business needs or the enterprise environment evolve. At the same time, IT must reduce costs and datacenter sprawl, ensure security and uptime, and prepare for a new generation of cloud computing initiatives. While many Application Delivery Controller (ADC) solutions promise to meet demanding customer needs, the reality often falls short. Taking a closer look at the available options and how they measure up against the criteria that matter most, it becomes clear that NetScaler beats the competition—providing better performance and scalability than F5 Networks, Inc.
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dos, denial of service, netscaler, defense, network, low-bandwith, attacks, transactions, targeting, companies, prevention measures, firewall, intruder
    
Citrix Systems
Published By: Citrix Systems     Published Date: Nov 10, 2014
For the first time in several years, there has been a sharp increase in denial of service (DOS) attacks. In the past, these attacks have been directed at the networks of large companies. Now we are seeing the emergence of attacks targeting smaller companies and higher layers in the computing stack. Intruders are using low-bandwidth attacks disguised as legitimate transactions to bypass firewalls and basic intrusion prevention measures. Organizations need a better way to combat and prevent these attacks, and the right ADC can provide the solution. Learn how Citrix NetScaler can help protect against DOS attacks in the report, Citrix NetScaler: A Powerful Defense Against DOS Attacks (link).
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dos, denial of service, netscaler, defense, network, low-bandwith, attacks, transactions, targeting, companies, prevention measures, firewall, intruder
    
Citrix Systems
Published By: Cyveillance     Published Date: Jun 20, 2014
Phishing is defined by the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) as a broadly launched social engineering attack in which an electronic identity is misrepresented in an attempt to trick individuals into revealing personal credentials that can be used fraudulently against them. In short, it’s online fraud to the highest degree. Although it’s been around for years, phishing is still one of the most common and effective online scams. The schemes are varied, typically involving some combination of spoofed email (spam), malicious software (malware), and fake websites to harvest personal information from unwitting consumers. The explosive rise of mobile devices, mobile applications, and social media networks has given phishers new vectors to exploit, along with access to volumes of personal data that can be used in more targeted attacks or spear phishing. The fact that phishing attacks are still so common highlights their efficacy and reinforces the need to implement comprehensive phishing and response plans to protect organizations. An effective phishing protection plan should focus on four primary areas: Prevention, Detection, Response, and Recovery. High-level recommendations for each of the four areas are outlined in this whitepaper.
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cyveillance, phishing, security, cyberattacks, cybercriminals, threats
    
Cyveillance
Published By: EMC Corporation     Published Date: May 27, 2014
RSA Technical Brief: The openness of today's networks and the growing sophistication of advanced threats make it almost impossible to prevent cyber attacks and intrusions. This technical brief discusses why combating advanced threats depends on organizations shifting more security resources from prevention to detection and remediation, and developing intelligence-driven security programs.
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emc, security operations, security analytics, intelligence-driven security, threat detection, security monitoring, critical incident response
    
EMC Corporation
Published By: F5 Networks Inc     Published Date: Oct 31, 2013
Distributed denial-of-service attacks may be organized by type into a taxonomy that includes network attacks (layers 3 and 4), session attacks (layers 5 and 6), application attacks (layer 7), and business logic attacks. Each type may be matched with the best F5 technology for mitigating that attack. This paper explains how taken together, the F5 BIG-IP portfolio of products provides effective anti-attack technology for each layer of the taxonomy and can also defend against specific attack tools, network reconnaissance, and low-bandwidth asymmetric attacks.
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distributed denial of service, ddos, mitigation, f5 technology, taxonomy, network attacks, session attacks, application attacks, business logic attacks, security, protections, data loss prevention, attack tools, network reconnaissance, low-bandwith asymmetric attacks, anti-attack technology
    
F5 Networks Inc
Published By: Focus     Published Date: Nov 15, 2011
Learn the 9 most critical factors all small to medium-size businesses should know about data network security.
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network, security, network security, attacks, intrusion, intrusion prevention, security, data network, smb
    
Focus
Published By: Google     Published Date: Apr 26, 2018
No one in today’s highly connected world is exempt from security threats like phishing, ransomware, or denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. Certainly not Google. Google operates seven services with more than one billion active users each (including Google Search, YouTube, Maps, and Gmail). We see every type of attack, bad software, and bad actors—multiple times a day—and we’re proud of what our people, processes, and technology do to stop them. Google has published more than 160 academic research papers on computer security, privacy, and abuse prevention and has privately warned other software companies of weaknesses discovered in their systems. Within Google, we enforce a zero-trust security model, which monitors every device on the internal network.
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Google
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 06, 2013
In this report, we look at the four things you can do now to help keep your organization safe: Prioritize your business objectives and set your risk tolerance, protect your organization with a proactive security plan, prepare your response to the inevitable: a sophisticated attack and promote and support a culture of security awareness.
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responding to attacks, recovering from attacks, sophisticated security attacks, ibm, security risks, educated staff, it environments, attack protection, attack prevention, compliance demands
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 06, 2013
An Assessment Of The Current Security Landscape And How to Overcome It -- Technical information security skills are in higher demand today than ever before. As IT environments become more complex and the threat landscape grows more malicious , organizations need skilled technical staff to meet increasing security and compliance demands. Read this white paper and learn how to survive the technical security skills crisis.
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forrester, ibm, security risks, educated staff, it environments, attack protection, attack prevention, compliance demands
    
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