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Who Needs Malware? How Adversaries Use Fileless Attacks To Evade Your Security

Learn how fileless techniques work and why they present such a complex challenge.

Adversaries are increasingly using fileless attacks that leverage trusted systems and processes to bypass standard security. The arms race between cybersecurity vendors and determined adversaries has never been more heated. As soon as a new security tool is released, threat actors strive to develop a way around it. One advanced threat technique that is experiencing success is the use of fileless attacks, where no executable file is written to disk.

The 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report found that 51 percent of cyberattacks are malware-free, so there’s no indication that these attacks will be subsiding anytime soon. Read this white paper to get the important information you need to successfully defend your company against stealthy fileless attacks.

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  • The detailed anatomy of a fileless intrusion, including the initial compromise, gaining command and control, escalating privileges and establishing persistence
  • How fileless attacks exploit trusted systems — the types of processes compromised, the specific exploit tactics used to gain a foothold, and more
  • Why traditional technologies fail to protect against fileless attacks and what you can do to better defend your organization against them
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The Rise of Machine Learning in Cybersecurity

All ML technology isn’t created equal. Learn how the CrowdStrike® ML-based Engine Defends Against Unknown Malware. While many organizations are guarding the front door with yesterday’s signature-based antivirus (AV) solutions, today’s unknown malware walks out the back door with all their data. What’s the answer?

A new white paper, “The Rise of Machine Learning in Cybersecurity,” explains machine learning (ML) technology — what it is, how it works and why it offers better protection against the sophisticated attacks that bypass standard security measures. You’ll also learn about CrowdStrike’s exclusive ML technology and how, as part of the Falcon platform’s next-gen AV solution, it dramatically increases your ability to detect attacks that use unknown malwar

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  • How different types of ML are applied in various industries and why it’s such an effective tool against unknown malware
  • Why ML technologies differ and what factors can increase the accuracy and effectiveness of ML
  • How CrowdStrike’s ML-based technology works as part of the Falcon platform’s next-generation AV, and why it offers superior protection over other AV solution
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Guide To AV Replacement

It’s time to upgrade your organization’s legacy Antivirus (AV). Here is what you need to know before replacing your AV solution.

The Guide to AV Replacement provides in-depth information from leading security experts that will guide you through each phase of your decision-making process. From the critical elements you need to consider to how to evaluate and review solutions, you’ll get expert advice that can help you choose a security solution that best fits your organization’s requirements.

Before initiating a change from your current AV solution read this guide to learn:

  • How to plan an AV replacement project and the critical elements to consider
  • How to measure important factors such as protection, performance and time-to-value when reviewing AV replacement solutions
  • What prevalent technologies are available and what are the pros and cons of each?
  • How to measure the efficacy of a solution and what steps you should take to ensure you’re getting accurate results
  • Why you should consider evaluating CrowdStrike Falcon’s next-gen AV replacement and how it fulfills the criteria outlined in the guide
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2016 Cyber Intrusion Casebook5) CrowdStrike Cyber Intrusion Services Casebook 2016

This year’s Cyber Intrusion Services Casebook focuses on in-depth digital forensics, incident response (IR) and remediation services performed on behalf of actual CrowdStrike clients. Real-life examples drawn from notable CrowdStrike Services IR engagements in 2016 — including the now-infamous hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) —are covered with an emphasis on best practices organizations can follow to identify and eject attackers before a devastating breach occurs.

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  • How CrowdStrike’s Falcon OverWatch and professional services teams discovered and attributed the DNC intrusion to nation-state threat actors FANCY BEAR and COZY BEAR
  • The gaps in security processes and planning that your organization can address now to stop the next breach
  • The specific tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) a range of nation-state and eCrime adversaries used to penetrate their victims’ defenses, and how they attempted to cover their tracks.

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CrowdStrike Threat Graph™: Stopping Breaches with Graph Data Models and Analytics

One of the biggest challenges to effectively stopping breaches lies in sifting through vast amounts of data to find the subtle clues that indicate an attack is imminent or underway. As modern computer systems generate billions of events daily, the amount of data to analyze can reach petabytes. Compounding the problem, the data is often unstructured, discrete and disconnected. As a result, organizations struggle to determine how individual events may be connected to signal an impending attack.

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  • How to detect known and unknown threats by applying high-volume graph-based technology, similar to the ones developed by Facebook and Google
  • How CrowdStrike solved this challenge by building its own proprietary graph data model
  • How CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ collects and analyzes massive volumes of security-related data to stop breaches

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Proactive Hunting: The Last Line of Defense Against the “Mega Breach”

The frequency of “mega breaches” continues to rise at an alarming rate. In fact, crippling incidents involving tens of millions of customer records, theft of highly valuable intellectual property, and related criminal activity have become commonplace.

This report asserts that many such breaches could be prevented by deploying next-generation endpoint protection technology in concert with an aggressive proactive hunting strategy. This potent combination provides the most effective means to reduce attack surfaces and defend against advanced adversaries.

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  • Learn how a proactive hunting strategy protects valuable data assets from a potential mega breach
  • Get a detailed analysis of how highly skilled human hunters pair with technology to aggressively seek out threat behaviors
  • Understand why integrating CrowdStrike Falcon Overwatch into an organization’s existing security resources offers the most comprehensive protection against persistent and skilled adversaries
  • Find out how the elite Overwatch team uses the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ to sift through petabytes of information to gain unprecedented endpoint visibility

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Three Essential Elements of Next-Gen Endpoint Protection

A large and growing number of security solutions are being touted as the "next generation" in cyber defense, and endpoint protection products are no exception. This has led to widespread confusion about which solutions have truly incorporated next-generation technologies and approaches, and which ones are making empty claims or half-hearted attempts.

CrowdStrike developed this white paper to help you sift through the hype and uncover the critical elements that a true next-generation endpoint security solution must include.

Download this white paper to explore:

  • An explanation of the essential elements of Next-Generation Endpoint Protection
  • An evaluation matrix for comparing the potential impact of different solutions
  • A list of the top questions to ask potential vendors
  • Tools to help you measure and compare different solutions

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A Deep Dive into Ransomware’s Evolution

Once a “consumer-only” problem, Ransomware now has an established business case for profitability, and that’s driving criminals to expand their operations and hunt for more lucrative prey. As a result, commercial enterprises and other large organizations are increasingly in the cross-hairs.

Consider these facts:

  • Ransomware attacks doubled in 2015
  • The number of new ransomware variants increased 17% in Q1 2016
  • The FBI estimates that ransomware will net criminals $1 billion in 2016

This white paper dives into the inner workings of ransomware, its perpetrators and how they are evolving to maximize profits. You’ll also learn how companies are fighting back, and review best practices for protecting your organization from becoming another victim of electronic extortion.

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