Using Internet Data Sets to Understand Digital Threats

As businesses adapt to the rapidly changing digital landscape, more customer and business operations are shifting from behind the protection of firewalls to the open internet. This new level of exposure makes your company, customers, and prospects vulnerable to the extremely skilled persistent threats across the web, mobile, social, and email.

Fortunately, Internet data can be sorted, classified, and monitored over time to create highly connected data sets that provide a complete picture of your attackers and their evolving techniques. Security professionals must leverage the relationships between these data sets to surface new connections, group similar attack activity, and substantiate assumptions during incident response.

In this white paper, we’ll explore the technique of infrastructure chaining, and explore the data sets available to security professionals such as:

  • Passive DNS
  • WHOIS
  • SSL Certificates
  • Analytical Trackers
  • Host Sequence Pairs
  • Web Components
  • Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
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Appsession: Is our Appetite for Mobile Apps Putting us at Risk?

A RiskIQ Mobile Consumer Report

With so much of our personal information now flowing through mobile applications, has our security awareness kept pace? Have consumers adopted best practice behaviors or are they leaving themselves vulnerable to cyber attack?

To better understand consumer behavior, RiskIQ commissioned Ginger Comms to survey 1,000 US and 1,000 UK consumers aged 16 to 60+, specifically focusing on smartphone apps. The survey was conducted during February and March 2017.

The top line results show that over half of all respondents regularly display behaviors that put themselves at risk. Download the report to find out:

  • The percentage of users that click on ads promoting apps
  • The percentage of users that click on links in emails, mobile web, and social media promoting apps
  • The percentage of users that rarely or never inspect the T&C’s or permissions being requested during app installation
  • The percentage of users that reuse passwords across mobile apps
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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

Download this white paper to learn:

  • 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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Beat Ransomware in 5 Easy Steps

The threat from ransomware continues to grow and has become so prolific that it is no longer a question of “if” you are going to get hit, but when. A solid backup vendor and process is the only protection from an attack, but not all backup vendors completely solve the issue. Get a playbook of five steps organizations should use to protect themselves from the excessive downtime, data loss and business disruption of a ransomware attack.
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Privileged Password Security Policy Template

With privileged account credentials a favorite target of hackers, it’s critical that you have password protection policies in place to prevent unauthorized access and demonstrate security compliance. Thycotic and Information Shield make it easy for you.

This free Privileged Password Security Policy Template gives you best-practice policies to help your organization improve IT security and demonstrate regulatory compliance. You’ll save hours of effort leveraging these policies that are easily customizable in a matter of minutes.

  • Downloaded as an editable, easily customized Microsoft Word document
  • Developed according to best practice standards from SANS, NIST, GLBA, ISO17799, ISO9000 and more
  • Details how policies can be enforced with Thycotic Secret Server
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Privileged Account Management For Dummies, Thycotic Special Edition

Fast, easy read to get up to speed on Privileged Account Management (PAM) security basics

With so many recent high-profile breaches accomplished through the compromise of passwords on privileged accounts, it’s time all cyber security stakeholders got educated.

This Free Privileged Account Management for Dummies 24-page book gives you, your IT staff, and business stakeholders a practical understanding of privileged account management and its security implications.

  • What is a privileged account
  • Where do privileged accounts reside throughout the IT environment
  • How privileged accounts function
  • Risks associated with privileged accounts
  • How to best protect privileged accounts from hackers and malicious insider threats
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How to Stop the Rising Tide of Impersonation Attacks

Whaling attacks have risen in recent months and these emails are more difficult to detect because they don’t contain a malicious hyperlink or attachment, and rely solely on social-engineering to trick their targets. In order to combat these attacks, organizations must be aware of the dangers presented by whaling, or CEO fraud, and put the right safeguards in place.

Mimecast conducted a whaling attack survey with 500 organizations around the globe and the results were alarming. Read this report to learn:

  • The five key phases of a whaling attack
  • How to protect your organization from a whaling attack through company exercises, education, and technology
  • What Mimecast is offering to combat these attacks in its industry-leading Targeted Threat Protection service
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Email Security in a Zero Trust World

To tackle today’s cyber threats, IT security leaders must rethink traditional security strategies. Email security in particular has become a victim of its own success and requires a radical rethink, having played a key role in several high-profile security breaches.

Today’s threats, like spear-phishing, are designed to bypass traditional Secure Email Gateway defenses, often taking advantage of end users who are considered the weakest link in business email security armor. A zero-trust approach to email security is needed.

This white paper discusses how:

  • CISO’s should carefully assess email security as part of a strategic security review
  • IT Managers can evaluate the state of current email defenses and take tactical action to strengthen them
  • Security Administrators can deliver best-practice defense in depth for email
  • Organizations can remove a reliance on trust to more effectively protect information, their network and employees
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Ransomware is Increasing the Risks and Impact to Organizations

Cybercriminals constantly engage organizations in a game of leapfrog: system defenses improve, so malware searches for new holes. Recently, ransomware, which has been around since 1989, has been gaining momentum.

Download this Mimecast sponsored report to learn about this growing threat, its impact to organizations and the ways to help thwart an attack.

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7 Best Practices for SMB Virtualization

Virtualization offers a wealth of benefits for Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs) — from enhanced agility and security to greater operational efficiency, stronger disaster recovery and more. Discover how to virtualize your data center.
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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017

Disruptive technologies are on the rise, including blockchains, Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, augmented reality, the Internet of Things (IoT) and more. Gain recommendations on how to respond to these disruptions in the coming year and beyond.
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Big Data Analytics Market Study

Based on survey methodology, this second Big Data Analytics Market Study from Dresner Advisory focuses upon the combination of analytical solutions within the Hadoop ecosystem, adding some new criteria and exploring changing market dynamics and user perceptions and plans.

You’ll also learn why Pentaho ranked among the top three Big Data Analytic vendors in the areas of infrastructure, data access, search, machine learning, and supported distributions.

Read the market study to learn:

  • Top infrastructure choices, machine learning technologies and vendors for big data
  • Ratings of technologies and platforms used in big data analytics
  • Big data trends by industries, functions, and geographical regions
  • The most popular big data use cases

*Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, helps organizations harness value from all their data. Our open enterprise-class platform provides end-to-end data preparation, integration, and analytics.

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