Jane Lute, president and CEO, Council on CyberSecurity
How targeted cyber attacks work, and how Vectra helps defend against them.
The evolution of the threat environment has already changed the dynamics of attack and defense enough to turn a litany of once radically negative assumptions into routine advice: Consider a breach as inevitable—perimeter protections will fail, and attackers will get in and stay in until their mission is accomplished, which could take months.
This white paper focuses on how to protect data centers from cyber attacks. It looks at the unique architectural and operational challenges of cyber security in the data center, examines real-world techniques and attacks from the wild, and proposes a framework for defending against them.
Staying ahead of ransomware threats is where organizations want to be because these insidious attacks are not going away. In fact, they are likely to become even more prevalent within organizations. The criminal appetite for juicy payouts and limited risk are just too big to ignore.
Prevention security at the network perimeter provides one imperfect chance to stop an attack. Security professionals need automated real-time threat detection and prioritized risk reporting that show what an attacker is doing in their network and provide multiple opportunities to stop an attack. The Vectra X-series platform is the first to bring this level of intelligence and automation. Read this white paper to learn how.
The Vectra Automated Threat Management model blends human expertise with a broad set of data science and sophisticated machine learning techniques. Combined, they provide a continuous, comprehensive and real-time view that reveals complex multistage attacks as they unfold inside your network.
IDS and IPS have their rightful places, but they are no longer simply deployment options of the same thing. Today’s persistent attacks dictate that threat intelligence and enforcement must be separated and optimized for their respective purposes.
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Signatures are great at catching large-scale commodity threats. But to stop targeted attacks, you need to jump off the signature hamster wheel and lay in wait where attackers will inevitably show up – inside your network.
Covert communications are key enablers of cyber attacks that allow remote humans to patiently manage and direct their attacks undetected. Attackers choose these vehicles specifically for their ability to evade signatures, malware sandboxes and reputation lists.
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Insider threats pose a significant risk to organizations of all sizes and in all industries. Insider threat cases make up 28% of all cybercrime and more than a third of organizations reported an insider cyber attack in 2013, and 32% of affected organizations said that the damage caused by insider cyber attacks was greater than outsider attacks.
While remote offices, clinics, bank branches, and retail locations are critical to the success of an organization, they often lack the same security protections found at the headquarters or data center.