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Advanced Persistent Threats: Detection, Protection and Prevention

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, it security
    
Sophos

Protecting Your Website from Distributing Hidden Malware

Published By: Globalsign Inc.     Published Date: Apr 01, 2011
This white paper explains the epidemic threat of hackers injecting hidden malware into websites and the negative effect on the brand and traffic to the victim website when blacklisted by Google as a "harmful" website.
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globalsign, hackalert, blacklisting, malware, drive by downloads, malware distribution, hacked websites, malware injection, access control, anti spam, anti spyware, anti virus, application security, authentication, email security, firewalls, hacker detection, internet security, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention
    
Globalsign Inc.

Combatting Drive-By Downloads

Published By: Cyphort     Published Date: Jun 28, 2016
Thanks to its convenience, online shopping has become a major trend over the last few years and lets face it, it’s here to stay. With the rise of online shopping, marketing experts capitalized on this new avenue to advertise their products. Now your friends nudge you on Facebook to buy a product they love and Google suggests a friendly place across the street where you can get your car fixed. It’s become hard to browse even a few pages without running into an ad and because of this increases, malware experts also saw a new avenue of attack - Malvertising.
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downloads, best practices, network management, solutions, technology, advertising, content management system
    
Cyphort

Whitepaper: Managing Web Security in an Increasingly Challenging Threat Landscape

Published By: Webroot     Published Date: Sep 18, 2013
This whitepaper deals with the rise of mobility, BYOD and social networking, and how these trends have led cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities in browsers and mobile apps. For example, more than 30,000 mostly legitimate websites become infected with malware every day. From drive-by downloads to spearfishing to XML injection, web-borne threats represent a significant new risk for businesses. The report describes how to stay on top of this changing threat landscape and prevent damaging attacks with: • 100% protection against known viruses • Industry-leading URL filtering and IP protection via the world’s largest threat database • Extended protection for smartphones and tablets • Simplified web-based management
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web security, cybercriminals, web threats, web gateway, security, business technology
    
Webroot

Safelite Takes on Cybersecurity

Published By: BlackBerry Cylance     Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
Matthew Coy, Safelite’s Vice President of Information Technology, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s IT infrastructure, including selecting, administering, and supporting technology products. The company handles personally identifiable information, including credit card information and insurance data collected from several sources, and must comply with insurance industry regulations and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. Safelite is the target of constant external attacks. The organization experienced ongoing security issues stemming from infected software, drivebys and other malicious downloads. According to Matthew, “A lot of malware and email viruses were making it through the environment, all bypassing our email security and AV.” Not only were the security controls ineffective, the previous AV platform required nearly 150 hours per week to manage. Matthew knew Safelite needed to make a change, and fast. Having worked with Cylance® at two previous companies, he was confident CylancePROTECT® could significantly improve Safelite’s endpoint security. Read the full case study to learn about the results Cylance was able to deliver.
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safe, lite, cybersecurity, data
    
BlackBerry Cylance

Stepping up the Battle Against Advanced Threats WP

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 11, 2015
The primary approaches used to fight advanced threats over the past several years simply aren’t effective. Traditional methods such as user education, vulnerability patching, and malware detection have failed to protect enterprises against the current threat landscape. Attackers continuously develop sophisticated tactics and evasion techniques to bypass the latest protection methods, requiring the security industry to find a different approach to malware protection. Trusteer has pioneered a new cybercrime prevention approach that provides unparalleled protection against spear-phishing, drive-by downloads and advanced, information-stealing malware.
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ibm, malware detection, cybercrime prevention, it security solutions, security, knowledge management, enterprise applications, employee performance
    
IBM

Digital Body Language: Reading and Responding to Your Prospects’ Digital Buying Behavior

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Sep 30, 2014
B2B transactions are no longer driven by sales. At least not during the first half of the engagement process. Research shows that more than half of the product and solution information gathering has been done online before a prospect even talks to someone in sales. To succeed in this new business climate, smart businesses are adapting and realizing that the next frontier is to read and respond to the “Digital Body Language” of their prospects. This new body language is revealed through online activities such as website visits, white paper downloads, and email responses. Find out more about Digital Body Language. Download “Reading and Responding to Your Prospects’ Buying Behavior in the Online World”
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digital, body, language, b2b, transaction, buyers cues, intentions, networking
    
Oracle

Digital Body Language: Reading and Responding to Your Prospects’ Digital Buying Behavior

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
B2B transactions are no longer driven by sales. At least not during the first half of the engagement process. Research shows that more than half of the product and solution information gathering has been done online before a prospect even talks to someone in sales. To succeed in this new business climate, smart businesses are adapting and realizing that the next frontier is to read and respond to the “Digital Body Language” of their prospects. This new body language is revealed through online activities such as website visits, white paper downloads, and email responses. Find out more about Digital Body Language. Download “Reading and Responding to Your Prospects’ Buying Behavior in the Online World"
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digital, body language, sales, responses, transactions, b2b, body language, downloads, engagement, business, climate, product, solution
    
Oracle
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