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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, network architecture, network performance
    
Akamai Technologies
Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Sep 27, 2016
Learn about the origins, tactics, types, and targets of cyber- attacks and emerging threats and trends from post-attack analysis and intelligence by cybersecurity and DDoS mitigation experts. Includes quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year trends, plus spotlights on recent DDoS and web application attacks and review of the past quarter’s hot-topic issues in cybersecurity.
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akamai, state of the internet, security, security report, cybersecurity, ddos, analytics, networking
    
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Published By: BeyondTrust     Published Date: Apr 04, 2019
The WannaCry ransomware attack in May 2017 crippled the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and disrupted a range of organizations across 150 countries. Despite being a relatively unsophisticated attack, WannaCry was able to make such a global impact due to preventable vulnerabilities that had largely gone unaddressed. There were many more attacks in 2017, including high-profile breaches at Uber and Equifax, where heeding cyber-security recommendations may have reduced the impact and fallout. The scale and sophistication of cyber-attacks is not slowing down – ranging from phishing scams to cryptocurrency-based cyber-attacks, to statesponsored attacks on industrial control systems. These attacks present an ever growing challenge and serve as a reminder that organizations cannot afford to be complacent in the face of cyber threats. We’re living in a time when cyberattacks are a matter of when, not if, and security professionals must focus on mitigating their extent and damage. Our 2018 re
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BeyondTrust
Published By: BeyondTrust     Published Date: Apr 11, 2019
The WannaCry ransomware attack in May 2017 crippled the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and disrupted a range of organizations across 150 countries. Despite being a relatively unsophisticated attack, WannaCry was able to make such a global impact due to preventable vulnerabilities that had largely gone unaddressed. There were many more attacks in 2017, including high-profile breaches at Uber and Equifax, where heeding cyber-security recommendations may have reduced the impact and fallout. The scale and sophistication of cyber-attacks is not slowing down – ranging from phishing scams to cryptocurrency-based cyber-attacks, to statesponsored attacks on industrial control systems. These attacks present an ever growing challenge and serve as a reminder that organizations cannot afford to be complacent in the face of cyber threats. We’re living in a time when cyberattacks are a matter of when, not if, and security professionals must focus on mitigating their extent and damage.
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Published By: BlackBerry Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
The cyberattacks of 2017 proved more numerous, sophisticated, and ruthless than in years past. Threat actors, armed with knowledge stolen from the CIA and tools lifted from the NSA, demonstrated an elevated level of proficiency. WannaCry and NotPetya, two prominent threats from last year, successfully exploited these stolen assets in their assault on systems worldwide. As 2017 progressed, new opportunities developed in ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS), opening the gates of malware-for-profit to everyone. Advancements in fileless attacks provided new ways for threats to hide from once reliable detection methods. Malware features such as polymorphism continued to play a powerful role in evading traditional defenses. The victims of cybercrime ranged from private businesses to the fundamental practices of democracy. France and the United States saw significant data breaches during their recent presidential elections. Several high-profile companies lost their customers’ personally identifiable information to cyberattacks, blemishing their brands and costing them untold millions in recovery operations. This report contains an overview of the threat trends and malware families Cylance's customers faced in 2017. This information is shared with the goal of assisting security practitioners, researchers, and individuals in our collective battle against emerging and evolving cyberthreats.
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cyber attacks, cia, nsa, wannacry, notpetya
    
BlackBerry Cylance
Published By: BlackBerry Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
Forrester Consulting was commissioned to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Cylance's advanced threat protection solution, CylancePROTECT®, and its deployment and configuration services, ThreatZero™. The study aims to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of CylancePROTECT and ThreatZero on their organizations, which will improve customer success with advanced cybersecurity and antivirus protection solutions. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with an investment in Cylance, Forrester interviewed the Chief Information Security Officer for a Large State County Government, who has used the solutions for over a year. Cylance provides a new-generation, predictive, cybersecurity, and malware prevention solution that leverages artificial intelligence to prevent malware from executing on endpoints in real time. This is usually implemented with ThreatZero, which is a continuous professional service program rendered by Cylance for users of CylancePROTECT. ThreatZero guides through the planning, implementation, integration, and ongoing optimization of the solution. This often includes end user education, training, and support to totally eliminate endpoint threats and incidents. With CylancePROTECT and ThreatZero, the organization was able to reduce security breaches to almost zero, catching malware before it ever gained access to public records. Relative to their previous endpoint protection, this significantly reduced costs from remediation/reimaging and incidence response. Additionally, IT and security employees’ productivity were boosted. Read more in the full TEI report.
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economic, cylance, roi, enterprises
    
BlackBerry Cylance
Published By: BlackBerry Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are rapidly moving beyond the realms of academia and speculative fiction to enter the commercial mainstream, with innovative products that utilize AI transforming how we access and leverage information. AI is also becoming strategically important to national defense and in securing our critical financial, energy, intelligence, and communications infrastructures against state-sponsored cyberattacks. According to an October 2016 report issued by the federal government’s National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology (NSTCC), “AI has important applications in cybersecurity, and is expected to play an increasing role for both defensive and offensive cyber measures.” Based on this projection, the NSTCC has issued a National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan to guide federally-funded research and development. The era of AI has most definitely arrived, but many still don’t understand the basics of this im
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artificial, intelligence, cybersecurity, machine
    
BlackBerry Cylance
Published By: Box     Published Date: Feb 13, 2015
Many CISOs admit to trepidation about the state of cybersecurity within their organizations. Why? Aside from the increasingly dangerous threat landscape, many large organizations face other security challenges, including personnel shortages, an overwhelming number of manual processes, and technology complexity. Beyond these issues however, CISOs also face the progressively difficult responsibility of securing the distributed enterprise. Aside from PCs, departmental file servers, and remote office equipment, the distributed enterprise now includes recent IT additions like mobile computing, SaaS applications, and hybrid cloud infrastructure. In aggregate, this increasingly distributed infrastructure makes information security more cumbersome.
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ciso, cybersecurity, esg, it/security, it architecture, it management
    
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Published By: Cisco EMEA     Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
For more than a decade, Cisco's security reports have been a definitive source of intelligence for security professionals interested in the state of the global industry. These comprehensive reports provided detailed accounts of the threat landscape and their organisational implications. Today, Cisco is publishing its second report for 2019: Defending against today's critical threats. This white paper looks back at the threat landscape over the past year, highlighting some of the key cyber security incidents during that timeframe. However, this isn't just another retrospective report, fondly looking back at events that have already come to pass.
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Cisco EMEA
Published By: CrowdStrike     Published Date: May 10, 2018
Where to invest next: Identifying the people, processes and technology you need for an effective cybersecurity strategy Building your organization’s cybersecurity maturity doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and thought to adequately assess all the factors that go into creating and implementing an effective security strategy, particularly what steps to take after you’ve made an initial investment in security. This white paper, “Where to Invest Next: Guidance for Maturing Your Cyber Defenses,” offers practical advice on achieving the level of cyber defense maturity that’s right for your organization. Learn why developing a security program that takes into account your risk level and the current state of your security posture is critical. You’ll also see why ensuring that everyone in the organization, from the leadership to the rank-and-file, is working toward the goal of cyber maturity is crucial to your success. Gain important insights into the cybersecurity maturity process incl
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CrowdStrike
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: Cyphort     Published Date: Jun 28, 2016
We are pleased to present the findings of The State of Malware Detection & Prevention sponsored by Cyphort. The study reveals the difficulty in preventing and detecting malware and advanced threats. The IT function also seems to lack the information and intelligence necessary to update senior executives on cybersecurity risks. We surveyed 597 IT and IT security practitioners in the U.S. who have responsibility for directing cybersecurity activities and/or investments within their organization. All respondents have a network-based malware detection tool or are familiar with this type of tool.
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technology, security, best practices, solutions, network management, detection, protection, software compliance
    
Cyphort
Published By: Darktrace     Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
As organizations increasingly rely on cloud services and SaaS applications to streamline business practices, the familiar paradigm of the network perimeter has dissolved, leaving a porous and ever-changing digital estate in its wake. While the benefits of cloud computing will ensure that migrations continue apace, the unique security challenges presented by the cloud will not only require a more agile mindset, but also self-learning technologies that can move at the speed of cloud deployments and spot subtle deviations indicative of a threat, while providing complete, real-time visibility across the digital business. Darktrace’s world leadership in the field of artificial intelligence for cyber security makes it the most effective and proven solution to detect unprecedented threats and anomalous cyber-incidents in the cloud. Whether faced with an insider threat, an attacker targeting sensitive data in test containers, or a significant misconfiguration that could be exploited in the fut
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Darktrace
Published By: Delta Risk     Published Date: Jun 07, 2016
Nowhere else could that wise advice be more relevant than in contemplating the effects of cyber attacks on financial institutions. As stated in a recent issue of the FDIC’s Supervisory Insights, the risks presented by cyber attacks have become “one of the most critical challenges [in the last decade] facing the financial services sector due to the frequency and increasing sophistication of cyber attacks.” In just a year’s time, from 2014 to 2015, the occurrence of security incidents increased 38 percent as reported in a survey of 10,000 security, IT, and executive personnel. Just as concerning, the attackers perpetrating these breaches were able to compromise the victim organization within a matter of minutes in 60 percent of cases.
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cyber threats, security breaches, malware and vulnerabilities, internet security, security
    
Delta Risk
Published By: Delta Risk     Published Date: Jun 07, 2016
Recent high profile, high impact cyber breaches at some of the largest financial institutions in the United States have highlighted the fact that boards of directors need to take an active role in the management of cyber risk. This Viewpoint offers the Delta Risk perspective on how boards should engage in the management of cyber security risks, stressing four priority activities.
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cyber threats, security breaches, malware and vulnerabilities, internet security, security
    
Delta Risk
Published By: Delta Risk     Published Date: Sep 21, 2016
Nowhere else could that wise advice be more relevant than in contemplating the effects of cyber attacks on financial institutions. As stated in a recent issue of the FDIC’s Supervisory Insights, the risks presented by cyber attacks have become “one of the most critical challenges [in the last decade] facing the financial services sector due to the frequency and increasing sophistication of cyber attacks.” In just a year’s time, from 2014 to 2015, the occurrence of security incidents increased 38 percent as reported in a survey of 10,000 security, IT, and executive personnel. Just as concerning, the attackers perpetrating these breaches were able to compromise the victim organization within a matter of minutes in 60 percent of cases.
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cyber threats, security breaches, malware and vulnerabilities, internet security, security
    
Delta Risk
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
    
FireEye
Published By: FireEye     Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
From sophisticated new forms of malware to nation-state sponsored attacks and the advanced persistent threat, cybersecurity incidents have evolved at a rapid pace and are taking down entire networks, successfully stealing sensitive data and costing organizations millions to remediate. In this white paper this report, you'll receive a comprehensive overview of survey results and expert analysis on: The top security threats for global organizations in 2013; The largest gaps in organization's detection and response to threats; How these gaps will be filled in the coming year - new staff, tools or services; What organizations must do to stay ahead of these advanced threats.
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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: Fortinet EMEA     Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
Fortinet’s 2018 Security Implications of Digital Transformation Survey looks at the state of cybersecurity in organizations around the world from the lens of digital transformation (DX). Three hundred responses from CISOs and CSOs at large organizations helped us identify several current trends: n Digital transformation is the most impactful IT trend on businesses today, with 92% responding that it has a large impact today. n Security is by far the biggest challenge to DX efforts, with 85% of respondents saying it has a large impact. n The typical organization saw four attacks that resulted in data loss, outages, or compliance events over two years. n Many companies have automated some of their security procedures, but they are even further behind with other security best practices. n Big chunks of infrastructure remain vulnerable in the typical organization, with 25% of the infrastructure not adequately protected at the typical organization. Looking more deeply into the data, we ident
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Published By: IBM APAC     Published Date: Jun 24, 2019
Every organization strives for more cyber resilience. The Ponemon Institute’s fourth annual study on “The Cyber Resilient Organization” uncovered that there is a set of habits or practices that the most cyber resilient organizations undertake to achieve greater states of cyber resilience. Download this report to review the key findings; including: • The impact of the skills gap • How complexity can be the enemy of cyber resilience • Lessons learned from high achieving cyber resilient organisations • The importance of incorporating the privacy function in your strategy. Join the IBM Security online community to learn from the shared knowledge and experiences of your peers and IBM Cyber Elites to tackle complex business problems.
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Published By: LogRhythm     Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
As uncertainties—cybersecurity and otherwise—swim around us with increased velocity and frequency, it’s always helpful to hear directly from security leaders in the trenches of our industry. These first-hand accounts have the unique ability to shed light on the challenges security professionals and their teams face nearly every day of their work lives. That’s precisely what this “2018 Cybersecurity: Perceptions & Practices” benchmark survey accomplishes. It provides insights into the state of the cybersecurity practice of 751 mid- to large-sized organizations in the United States, United Kingdom, and AsiaPacific regions.
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cybersecurity, survey, security, leaders, data, industry
    
LogRhythm
Published By: Qualys     Published Date: Jan 08, 2015
Health care organizations face a variety of security challenges—from the growing presence of online personal data to new methods of accessing and transferring medical information. Protecting sensitive data requires more vigilance than ever. Learn how your IT security peers are responding to threats from mobile and cloud technologies to address these open systems in this latest SANS survey:New Threats Drive Improved Practices: State of Cybersecurity in Health Care Organizations. Inside you’ll see all the results—revealing better awareness of risks with improved commitment of resources and support. Download now to learn more about how leading health care organizations: Assess information ecosystems — to understand gaps in infrastructure Establish data-centric security controls — focusing on information, not just infrastructure Manage identities — tying data controls closely with identity and access management Invest in incident response — documenting and maintaining a formal response p
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it security, information ecosystems, data-centric security, identity management, security
    
Qualys
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
    
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Published By: Spectrum Enterprise     Published Date: Feb 07, 2018
Partnering with Spectrum Enterprise sustains client loyalty by instilling confidence in how the bank operates, provides superior network service level agreements that ensure minimal downtime and assures smoother state and FDIC audits thanks to cybersecurity safeguards such as built-in redundancy and private network service.
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Spectrum Enterprise
Published By: Tenable     Published Date: Nov 06, 2018
How are your peers securing the expanding attack surface within and beyond the traditional perimeter? Digital transformation is putting pressure on every organizational function – especially IT security. Whether it’s discovering short-lived assets like containers, assessing the state of cloud environments, or maintaining the security of web applications, accurately understanding and reducing cyber risk across your entire attack surface is a growing challenge. To give you perspective and insights into how other InfoSec leaders are addressing this challenge, join us at 2pm ET, March 15, 2018 for “Panel Webinar: Reducing Cyber Exposure from Cloud to Containers.” Tenable has assembled a panel of experts who will share their experiences and respond to your questions. Topics covered will include: Making the attack surface as small as possible Understanding asset priority and location Expanding visibility and control over assets beyond the perimeter Enhancing basic security practices to ac
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