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Published By: LifeLock     Published Date: Aug 23, 2016
While most employers provide employees with protection for healthcare, accident and illness, many employees are missing protection for identity theft. Employers can now add value to their benefit package and help keep employees protected while on the job.
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cyber crime, best practices, identity theft, security, protection
    
LifeLock
Published By: Secureworks     Published Date: Oct 04, 2017
Secureworks has been tracking cybercrime activity for more than 10 years and, as we monitor this activity to protect our clients, we collect a large amount of data on both the criminals and their infrastructure and systems. This annual report presents an overview of the cybercrime landscape and trends we observed primarily from the period of mid-2016 to May 2017, in addition to a handful of other trends ranging from 2015 to 2016.
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Secureworks
Published By: Carbonite     Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Malware that encrypts a victim’s data until the extortionist’s demands are met is one of the most common forms of cybercrime. And the prevalence of ransomware attacks continues to increase. Cybercriminals are now using more than 50 different forms of ransomware to target and extort money from unsuspecting individuals and businesses. Ransomware attacks are pervasive. More than 4,000 ransomware attacks happen every day, and the volume of attacks is increasing at a rate of 300 percent annually. According to an IDT911 study, 84 percent of small and midsize businesses will not meet or report ransomware demands. No one is safe from ransomware, as it attacks enterprises and SMBs, government agencies, and individuals indiscriminately. While ransomware demands more than doubled in 2016 to $679 from $294 in 2015, the cost of remediating the damage and lost productivity is many multiples higher.
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Carbonite
Published By: Carbonite     Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
Malware that encrypts a victim’s data until the extortionist’s demands are met is one of the most common forms of cybercrime. And the prevalence of ransomware attacks continues to increase. Cybercriminals are now using more than 50 different forms of ransomware to target and extort money from unsuspecting individuals and businesses
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Carbonite
Published By: Fiserv     Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
For the past decade, financial institutions have created sophisticated digital platforms for consumers to access, save, share and interact with their financial accounts. As sophisticated as these digital platforms have become, cyber criminals continue to pose an ever-present risk for everyone – from individual consumers to large corporations In his recent article, 2018 Outlook: Customer Experience and Security Strike a Balance, Andrew Davies, vice president of global market strategy for Fiserv’s Financial Crime Risk Management division, explains how and why security will become a key differentiator for financial institutions as they respond to a changing landscape, which includes: •Global payment initiatives •Open Banking standards •Artificial intelligence and machine learning •Consumer demand for real-time fraud prevention and detection
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2018 trends, aml trends, money laundering trends
    
Fiserv
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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F5 Networks Inc
Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Jan 19, 2018
Any digital device or application can be a vector for a cyberattack, but email is an especially acute problem for many organizations. As individuals or members of organizations, most people rely on email to communicate with colleagues, whether in the next cubicle or across the globe. For many in the business world, 24/7 access to email is routine, and often required. Instant, ubiquitous and inexpensive communication gives us quick access to others in our business and personal lives, but gives criminals easy and direct access to us as well.
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phishing, email threats, cyberattack, email protection
    
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Published By: Sophos     Published Date: Mar 30, 2017
Exploits are one of the main techniques used by cybercriminals to spread malware. They take advantage of weaknesses in legitimate software products like Flash and Microsoft Office to infect computers for their criminal ends. A single exploit can be used by myriad separate pieces of malware, all with different payloads. Read this paper to learn more about exploits and how to stop them. We’ll explore how exploits work, the exploit industry overall, what makes a good exploit in the eyes of the cybercriminals, and also how anti-exploit technology is a highly efficient and effective way to secure your organization against advanced and unknown threats.
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malware, antivirus solutions, exploit protection, security software, exploit kits, software protection, backdoor protection
    
Sophos
Published By: MobileIron     Published Date: May 07, 2018
MobileIron knows that cybercriminals are continuously generating more advanced ways to steal your data by any means necessary. That’s why we are committed to continually innovating and delivering new solutions that help our customers win the race against time to get ahead of the latest mobile security threats. As part of that commitment, MobileIron Threat Defense supports the five critical steps to deploying advanced, on-device mobile security. Our solution provides a single, integrated app that delivers several key advantages.
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mobile, threat, defense, security, mobileiron, cyber, criminal
    
MobileIron
Published By: MobileIron     Published Date: Aug 20, 2018
MobileIron knows that cybercriminals are continuously generating more advanced ways to steal your data by any means necessary. That’s why we are committed to continually innovating and delivering new solutions that help our customers win the race against time to get ahead of the latest mobile security threats. As part of that commitment, MobileIron Threat Defense supports the five critical steps to deploying advanced, on-device mobile security. Our solution provides a single, integrated app that delivers several key advantages: • A single app of threat protection is fully integrated with EMM. • No user action is required to activate or update on-device security. • Advanced mobile security blocks known and zero-day threats across iOS and Android devices with no Internet connectivity required. • Machine-learning algorithms instantly detect and remediate on-device DNA threats.
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mobile, threat, defense, strategy, mobileiron, innovation
    
MobileIron
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 11, 2017
Download this white paper to learn: - How the use of advanced analytics generates powerful insights to stay ahead of evolving cyber threats. - Why security infrastructure protection alone is not enough to thwart cyber criminals, and how you can fortify your existing security strategy. - How the use of both machine led analytics with human led analysis can help you mitigate threats.
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ibm, analytics, public sector, security, cyber threat, cyber threat analysis, risk, enterprise applications
    
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Published By: Comcast Business     Published Date: Apr 13, 2017
Of all the industries targeted by cyber-attackers, financial services is one of the most attractive. As noted bank robber Willie Sutton once said, “Go where the money is … and go there often.” That, it seems, is what cybercriminals are doing, launching malware, Trojans, spear phishing and ransomware attacks at banks and institutions to compromise networks and gain access to valuable data. Download now!
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Comcast Business
Published By: CyberX     Published Date: Aug 21, 2017
Today, a range of diverse cyber-adversaries — including nation-states, cybercriminals, competitors, hacktivists, and insiders/contractors — pose financial, reputational and regulatory risk to industrial and critical infrastructure organizations. The business impact can include costly production downtime, safety failures, and environmental release of hazardous materials, as well as theft of corporate secrets such as sensitive information about formulas and proprietary manufacturing processes. The challenge is compounded as organizations adopt digitization initiatives and IT/OT convergence to support the business — removing any “air-gaps” that may have existed in the past. To help security and operations teams stay ahead of the latest ICS/SCADA threats, CyberX — the industrial cybersecurity company founded by military cyber experts with nation-state experience securing critical infrastructure — has partnered with SANS to create educational content about emerging ICS threat vectors and
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ics, scada, cyberx, cyber security, hacking, randomware
    
CyberX
Published By: Datastax     Published Date: Dec 27, 2018
As a financial service institution (FSI), you can’t fight fraud anymore with slow or unintelligent solutions. Today’s cyber criminals are way too sophisticated. To effectively battle fraud in the Right-Now Economy, FSIs need nimble solutions that act at the data layer. Read this white paper to learn the specific attributes your database needs to provide powerful anti-fraud prevention and protection.
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Datastax
Published By: Fiserv     Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
For the past decade, financial institutions have created sophisticated digital platforms for consumers to access, save, share and interact with their financial accounts. As sophisticated as these digital platforms have become, cyber criminals continue to pose an ever-present risk for everyone – from individual consumers to large corporations. In his recent article, 2018 Outlook: Customer Experience and Security Strike a Balance, Andrew Davies, vice president of global market strategy for Fiserv’s Financial Crime Risk Management division, explains how and why security will become a key differentiator for financial institutions as they respond to a changing landscape, which includes: • Global payment initiatives • Open Banking standards • Artificial intelligence and machine learning • Consumer demand for real-time fraud prevention and detection
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cyber crime, financial crime, financial security, customer experience, financial crime risk management, global payments, open banking standards, artificial intelligence
    
Fiserv
Published By: SpyCloud     Published Date: Mar 30, 2018
Because of widespread password reuse, Account Takeover (ATO) attacks have become an extremely lucrative business for cybercriminals. Organized crime rings are performing ATO attacks at a massive scale by leveraging botnet-infected armies to attempt credential-stuffing attacks against various web and mobile applications. Cyber criminals exploit compromised accounts for financial gain by pilfering financial or personally identifiable information (PII) directly or by selling access to these accounts on underground markets. Download our report to understand: The Underground economy driving these attacks The tools criminals are using to automate ATO Remediation Strategies to prevent ATO in your organization
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SpyCloud
Published By: Cohesity     Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
Every 14 seconds. That’s how often analysts predict ransomware will attack a business this year. Despite the best efforts to thwart ransomware attacks, cyber criminals are innovative, and they continue to create new malware. This means more sophisticated and targeted ransomware attacks are coming—all with the same goal: Disrupt business operations in the hopes victims will pay to restore order. No industry is immune. And because enterprises are now even more attractive targets than consumers, your organization must proactively prepare for when, not if, cyber criminals come for your data.
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Cohesity
Published By: Menlo Security     Published Date: Jun 01, 2018
"Multi-stage attacks are an increasingly popular approach used by cybercriminals. By sending a malicious attachment in a phishing email that contains an embedded URL, with no malevolent code, attackers can evade existing security solutions, like sandboxes and AV. How do you prevent these attacks before they happen? Download this white paper to find out: *How Menlo Security Labs recently isolated a multi-stage document attack *What tools, techniques and procedures ( TTPs ) are attackers using to infect victims’ devices *How Isolation can foil the attack before it can even start "
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Menlo Security
Published By: Qualys     Published Date: Jun 02, 2015
Health care is often considered a lucrative business for those involved in waste, fraud and abuse. Today’s ever-accelerating technology changes make data related to health care, medical and financial issues even more attractive (and profitable) to cybercriminals who sell medical identities and siphon money from stolen financial records. Risks are exponentially increased because of organizations’ reliance on electronic systems for mission-critical functions. According to 61% of respondents to the SANS 2014 State of Cybersecurity in Health Care Organizations survey, medical/health record systems are considered the most at-risk information asset among the 224 health care-related organizations represented in the survey.
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health care, state of cyber security, increase risks, improved practices, sans, security
    
Qualys
Published By: NetIQ     Published Date: Nov 01, 2012
This paper discusses the importance of file integrity monitoring, which facilitates the detection of attacks by cybercriminals, as well as insider threats that may result in costly data breaches.
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data security, compliance, pci dss, file integrity monitoring, fim, corporate compliance, security
    
NetIQ
Published By: ESET     Published Date: Sep 07, 2011
In this report, we investigate the implementation details of the malware and the ways in which it is distributed, and consider the cybercriminals' objectives.
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eset, tdl, x64, cybercriminal, cybercrime, malware, security, rootkit
    
ESET
Published By: FireEye     Published Date: Feb 28, 2014
Organizations face a new breed of cyber attacks that easily thwart traditional defenses. These advanced attacks are targeted. They are persistent. And they are devastatingly effective at breaching your systems and stealing your sensitive data. This paper examines: The limitations of existing security solutions; Several security architectures, including sandbox-based products; An architecture built from the ground up to truly protect against today's advanced attacks.
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fireeye, persistent threats, advanced attacks, data centers, cyber-attacks, speed of detection, accuracy of detection, small businesses
    
FireEye
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
    
FireEye
Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Dec 29, 2016
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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mimecast, security, ransomware, cybersecurity
    
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