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Published By: Illusive Networks     Published Date: Apr 10, 2019
Illusive Networks is proud to once again sponsor the Cyberthreat Defense Report by CyberEdge Group, now in its sixth year, to help security leaders assess and shape their cybersecurity programs. Download this comprehensive report to learn more about the most wanted security management and operations technology for 2019, which security processes organizations struggle with the most, and how organizations are trying to detect advanced cyberthreats more quickly.
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cybersecurity, cyber threats, apt, targeted attacks, cyberedge, advanced persistent threats, threat management, illusive networks
    
Illusive Networks
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
The most significant IT transformation of this century is the rapid adoption of cloud-based applications. Most organizations are now dependent on a number of SaaS and IaaS platforms to deliver customer satisfaction and empower employee productivity. IT teams are responsible for delivering a high quality user experience for cloud applications while they struggle to manage a secure environment with advanced persistent threats. The WAN is the fabric to connect and control access between remote users and cloud-based applications. The WAN fabric needs to identify application type, location, apply prioritization and route traffic across the appropriate (multiple) WAN links to deliver on user experience. Different types of users/devices connecting to the cloud (via the Internet) means security policies must be enforced at branch, data center and in the cloud.
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Published By: BlackBerry Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
While advanced persistent threats and malware still plague some victims, it is ransomware that is still gaining real traction in today’s cybersecurity landscape. The EternalBlue flaw that took over the news in May 2017 rose to popularity as a result of its inclusion in the data leaked by The Shadow Brokers. Utilized in multiple attacks alongside the also-released DoublePulsar exploit, including the installation of cryptocurrency miner Adylkuzz, the exploits are just the tip of the cyberwarfare tools The Shadow Brokers are claiming to have in their arsenal. The latest EternalBlue and DoublePulsar based attacks, delivering the WannaCry Ransomware, have so far been hugely damaging to healthcare organizations while also impacting over 200,000 endpoints in 150 countries. WannaCry-WanaCryptor 2.0 was coupled with the EternalBlue exploit, allowing it to automatically propagate itself to vulnerable machines across the Internet. While not technically advanced, the use of EternalBlue and DoubleP
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ransomware, threats, cyber, security, data
    
BlackBerry Cylance
Published By: Symantec     Published Date: Dec 13, 2017
Enterprise’s are increasingly under threat from sophisticated attacks. In fact, research has found that threats dwell in a customer’s environment an average of 190 days1. These Advanced Persistent Threats use stealthy techniques to evade detection and bypass traditional security defenses. Once an advanced attack gains access to a customer environment the attacker has many tools to evade detection and begin to exploit valuable resources and data. Security teams face multiple challenges when attempting to detect and fully expose the extent of an advanced attack including manual searches through large and disparate data sources, lack of visibility into critical control points, alert fatigue from false positives, and difficulty identifying and fixing impacted endpoints.
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investigation, exposure, attacks, endpoints, network, email, cloud, security
    
Symantec
Published By: Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity     Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are stealthier and more spiteful than ever. Sophisticated techniques are used to quietly breach organizations and deploy customized malware, which potentially remains undetected for months. Such attacks are caused by cybercriminals who target individual users with highly evasive tools. Legacy security approaches are bypassed to steal sensitive data from credit card details to intellectual property or government secrets. Traditional cybersecurity solutions, such as email spam filters, anti-virus software or firewalls are ineffective against advanced persistent threats. APTs can bypass such solutions and gain hold within a network to make organizations vulnerable to data breaches.
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it security, vendor, malware, analysis, service, malicious attacks, network, traffic
    
Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity
Published By: Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity     Published Date: Nov 28, 2017
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are stealthier and more spiteful than ever. Sophisticated techniques are used to quietly breach organizations and deploy customized malware, which potentially remains undetected for months. Such attacks are caused by cybercriminals who target individual users with highly evasive tools. Legacy security approaches are bypassed to steal sensitive data from credit card details to intellectual property or government secrets. Traditional cybersecurity solutions, such as email spam filters, anti-virus software or firewalls are ineffective against advanced persistent threats. APTs can bypass such solutions and gain hold within a network to make organizations vulnerable to data breaches.
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it security, vendor, malware, analysis, service, malicious attacks, network, traffic
    
Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity
Published By: Sophos     Published Date: Mar 30, 2017
Many papers on the topic of advanced persistent threats (APTs) begin with ominous references to the changing threat landscape and stories of how highly sophisticated cyber attacks are becoming more prevalent. That can be misleading. The majority of attacks today still use many techniques that have been around for years—social engineering, phishing emails, backdoor exploits and drive-by downloads, to name the biggest ones. Such attacks are neither advanced nor particularly sophisticated when broken down into their individual components and often rely on the weakest link in any organization—the user. However, the way in which hackers use combinations of techniques and the persistent behavior of the attackers is something that does set APTs apart from other attempts to compromise security. This paper is designed to give you an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and what kind of protection is available to help reduce the risk of an attack.
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network security, firewall, data security, antivirus protection, email protection, virtual security, web protection, wireless protection
    
Sophos
Published By: LogRhythm     Published Date: Aug 08, 2016
Security threats continue to be more sophisticated and advanced with each day, with the majority often going completely undetected. • Organizations are usually scrambling to keep up and implement new security controls to protect themselves, which adds a new layer of complexity. • With the rise of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and insider attacks, it becomes extremely difficult for security staff to detect all the risks. • Many IT and IT Security staff are already stretched thin by keeping track of many different security technologies that already exist.
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security, technology, best practices, information technology, business analytics, business management
    
LogRhythm
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jul 08, 2016
This white paper can help you confirm that your small business or distributed enterprise needs to invest in an effective next-generation firewalls (NGFW) solution. For small businesses, the NGFW should provide an affordable and manageable entrée to advanced threat protection. In branch offices and the distributed enterprise, NGFWs should provide a detection and enforcement point, analyzing real-time threats and network traffic at scale and benefiting from an integrated and holistic view of the network of which it is a part. In both use scenarios, the NGFW should help your organization defend against targeted and persistent malware attacks, including emerging threats.
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Published By: Vormetric, Inc.     Published Date: Jan 11, 2016
SAP has reviewed and qualified Vormetric’s Transparent Encryption as suitable for use in SAP HANA solution environments. Vormetric provides a proven approach to securing SAP data that meets rigorous security, data governance and compliance requirements. Vormetric Data Security can be quickly deployed to secure data while requiring no change to SAP, the underlying database or hardware infrastructure. This approach enables enterprises to meet data governance requirements with a rigorous separation of duties. Whether you are securing an existing SAP deployment or upgrading, to a new version, Vormetric delivers a proven approach to quickly secure SAP data while ensuring SAP continues to operate at optimal performance.
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sap hana, data security, encryption, virtustream, cloud security, encryption keys, big data, compliance
    
Vormetric, Inc.
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 13, 2015
This e-book examines today’s enterprise threat landscape and introduces IBM Security’s new endpoint solution to help stop exploits & targeted attacks.
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ibm, zero-day, enterprise, threat, security, endpoint solution, malware, advanced persistent threats
    
IBM
Published By: ThreatTrack Security     Published Date: May 21, 2015
Watch this webinar to learn how to win the battle against Advanced Persistent Threats.
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persistent threats, cyberattacks, security, data breach, it management, knowledge management, data management
    
ThreatTrack Security
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 08, 2015
Zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats have outstripped the capabilities of traditional security methods that rely exclusively on detection and blocking for protection. In fact, 100 percent of companies surveyed by Cisco, as part of our Annual Security Report, have connections to domains that are known to host malicious files or services. At the same time, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is accelerating, creating significant opportunities for businesses and attackers alike as more things come online - along with the people, processes, and data that interact with them.
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security, attacks, data, domain, zero-day, capabilities, malicious files, blocking
    
Cisco
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 08, 2015
Zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats have outstripped the capabilities of traditional security methods that rely exclusively on detection and blocking for protection. In fact, 100 percent of companies surveyed by Cisco, as part of our Annual Security Report, have connections to domains that are known to host malicious files or services. At the same time, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is accelerating, creating significant opportunities for businesses and attackers alike as more things come online - along with the people, processes, and data that interact with them.
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security, attacks, data, domain, zero-day, capabilities, malicious files, blocking
    
Cisco
Published By: Venafi     Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) operators have proven they can breach enterprises like yours by undermining your critical security controls when you fail to protect digital certificates and cryptographic keys. Not securing all of your keys and certificates enables cybercriminals to bypass controls like threat detection, data protection, firewalls, VPNs, DLP, privileged access, and authentication systems that you expect will mitigate threats.
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keys, certificates, security controls, apt, advances persistent threat, cryptographic keys, cybercriminals, cyber attacks
    
Venafi
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Mar 03, 2015
Zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats have outstripped the capabilities of traditional security methods that rely exclusively on detection and blocking. At the same time, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is accelerating. Opportunities are opening up for businesses and attackers alike as more things come online, along with the people, processes, and data that interact with them.
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security, detection, blocking, data, data management, cloud computing, infrastructure
    
Cisco
Published By: McAfee     Published Date: Jan 20, 2015
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) have been central to network security discussions in the past few years, with many organizations implementing new solutions to protect themselves from this determined type of malware. Yet, cybercriminals continue to be effective in penetrating the network defenses of even the strongest security systems, including some very high-profile enterprises. One of the dirty little secret weapons hackers use to bypass security systems and penetrate even the most locked-down networks are advanced evasion techniques (AETs). While AETs are not a secret among the hacking community—where they are well known and have been in widespread use for several years—there are misunderstandings, misinterpretation, and ineffective safeguards in use by the security experts charged with blocking AETs.
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next generation firewall, intrusion prevention systems, firewall, contextual security, advanced evasion detection, advanced evasion techniques, aet, apt
    
McAfee
Published By: Intel Security     Published Date: Jan 20, 2015
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) have been central to network security discussions in the past few years, with many organizations implementing new solutions to protect themselves from this determined type of malware. Yet, cybercriminals continue to be effective in penetrating the network defenses of even the strongest security systems, including some very high-profile enterprises. One of the dirty little secret weapons hackers use to bypass security systems and penetrate even the most locked-down networks are advanced evasion techniques (AETs). While AETs are not a secret among the hacking community—where they are well known and have been in widespread use for several years—there are misunderstandings, misinterpretation, and ineffective safeguards in use by the security experts charged with blocking AETs.
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next generation firewall, intrusion prevention systems, firewall, contextual security, advanced evasion detection, advanced evasion techniques, aet, apt
    
Intel Security
Published By: CA Technologies     Published Date: Jan 09, 2015
This paper outlines the defense-in-depth strategy that complements the traditional security solutions to provide protection against ATP's across all four phases of the attack.
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advanced persistent threats, apts, defense-in-depth strategy, new security strategies, ca security, security, wireless security, application performance management
    
CA Technologies
Published By: Centrify Corporation     Published Date: Dec 02, 2014
Security breaches are all over the news, many of them a result of either insider threats or advanced persistent threats. Companies and government agencies are looking for solutions to mitigate the risks these threats present. This white paper details three common Windows Server threat scenarios and explains the way that they can be neutralized. By following the guidelines in this white paper, organizations can guard against inside and outside threats, protect their Windows Server infrastructure and sensitive data, and meet relevant regulatory requirements. Centrify Server Suite provides organizations with the control they need to thwart these threats. It protects their Windows Server environments by: • Granting users just enough privilege to accomplish their business objectives, enabling secure management of Windows services. • Making shared accounts in Active Directory accountable by associating the use of a shared account with the actual user. • Protecting PCI data from domain admin
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security solutions, protecting data, secure management, cost-effective, security, it management
    
Centrify Corporation
Published By: Symantec     Published Date: Nov 24, 2014
This IDC Executive Brief document analyzes the evolving threat landscape and how the use of security intelligence services can help organizations to defend against advanced persistent threats and targeted attacks. Challenges of current security approaches and benefits of security intelligence services will be discussed.
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protecting against targeted attacks, advanced persistent threats, business security, the evolving threat landscape, anti spam, anti spyware, anti virus, hacker detection
    
Symantec
Published By: Symantec     Published Date: Nov 24, 2014
This IDC Executive Brief document analyzes the evolving threat landscape and how the use of security intelligence services can help organizations to defend against advanced persistent threats and targeted attacks. Challenges of current security approaches and benefits of security intelligence services will be discussed.
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protecting against targeted attacks, advanced persistent threats, business security, the evolving threat landscape, anti spam, anti spyware, anti virus, firewalls
    
Symantec
Published By: Symantec     Published Date: Nov 24, 2014
This IDC Executive Brief document analyzes the evolving threat landscape and how the use of security intelligence services can help organizations to defend against advanced persistent threats and targeted attacks. Challenges of current security approaches and benefits of security intelligence services will be discussed.
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protecting against targeted attacks, advanced persistent threats, business security, the evolving threat landscape, anti spam, anti spyware, anti virus, email security
    
Symantec
Published By: Symantec     Published Date: Nov 19, 2014
This IDC Executive Brief document analyzes the evolving threat landscape and how the use of security intelligence services can help organizations to defend against advanced persistent threats and targeted attacks. Challenges of current security approaches and benefits of security intelligence services will be discussed.
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protecting against targeted attacks, advanced persistent threats, business security, the evolving threat landscape, anti spam, anti spyware, anti virus, business continuity
    
Symantec
Published By: McAfee     Published Date: Nov 12, 2014
This paper discusses key issues organizations should address in the context of cybercrime carried out through email, and practical advice on what organizations should do to protect themselves.
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osterman research, cybercriminals, cybercrime, email-based malware, spearphishing, short urls, advanced persistent threats, phishing emails
    
McAfee
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