White Paper: AXONIUS
What Do We Mean by “IT Asset Management”? When we look at what has been traditionally called “IT Asset Management”, we’re referring to a set of practices surrounding the financial, inventory, contractual, and lifecycle management of an IT asset. In this case, an “IT asset” is really any device or cloud instance that is used for business purposes. Some of the responsibilities of an IT Asset Management program would include: 1. Inventory – Getting a detailed inventory of all hardware, software, and network assets 2. License Management – Making sure that all assets are running properly licensed software 3. Lifecycle Management – Deciding which assets should be decommissioned and managing the software licenses on these assets and updating the inventory Using the traditional definition, IT Asset Management would fall squarely in the hands of the IT and Desktop Support teams. However, the process of gathering data about every asset and understanding what software is running is critical and foundational to cybersecurity. In this paper, we’ll look at what we call “Cybersecurity Asset Management” or the process of: 1. Gathering data from any source that provides detailed information about assets 2. Correlating that data to produce a view of every asset and what is on it 3. Continually validating every asset’s adherence to the overall security policy 4. Creating automatic, triggered actions whenever an asset deviates from the policy In this context, Cybersecurity Asset Management or “Modern Asset Management” becomes the nexus for cybersecurity projects and decisions.
White Paper: Unitrends
Ransomware has become so prolific that it is no longer a question of “if” you are going to get hit with any kind of malware. In a nutshell, it is a question of when. If Ransomware hasn’t held your data hostage, it’s just a matter of time. For a ransomware offense, some proactive measures must be taken that will attempt to keep ransomware out of all user and server- based systems. This whitepaper gives insight into the rise of ransomware and provides some guidance on protection, backup, and the recovery solutions that organizations should implement. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Present scenario of ransomware today How does an enterprise make sure they never have to pay ransom? Best practices & recommendations to reduce risk and assure continuous recovery and data protection What does a good backup strategy look like for ransomware protection?
White Paper: SPECOPS
Passwords are the thin layer protecting our personal information from the “unknown.” A few key proactive measures can make that layer impenetrable. Shifting some burden from individuals to password policies that promote stronger passwords is the next logical step. A proactive password security approach can go a long way for both organizations and users. Password security is a responsibility that we must embrace and act on. When knowledge is combined with action, prevention is a natural outcome. This whitepaper helps to understand the correlation between publicized password leaks and the importance of blocking such passwords when guiding organizations and individuals towards stronger password security. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Predictable Pitfalls: A strong password takes a backseat to a memorable password Data breaches and password dictionaries: creates opportunities in the form of dictionary attacks Turning the tables: Every data breach has a silver lining
Buyer’s Guide: Self-service Password Reset Solution
White Paper: SPECOPS
If you have identified the need for a self-service password reset solution, you are likely familiar with the cost-savings, usability, and security benefits. The next step is identifying the criteria to use when evaluating the desired outcome of your investment. A self-service password reset and management solution not only reduces the number of help desk password tickets but also enhances the productivity of an end user by averting unnecessary and prolonged waits. This whitepaper provides insights for achieving significant savings and maintaining security requires looking at what we call the Triple A’s: Adoption, Authentication, and Access. The right balance is attainable with a solution that is: • Easy to adopt - with various enrollment options • Highly accessible - no matter the device and location • Secure yet flexible - permits multifactor authentication with authentication choice • Cost effective - uses existing assets such as Active Directory, mobile devices, and authentication devices.
Compliance and Beyond: Future-proofing your password policy
White Paper: SPECOPS
With password security policies and best practices in constant flux, our effectiveness in safeguarding our organization requires scrutiny. Unfortunately, the regulatory bodies we must abide by do not always pave a clear direction. This is where our own judgment must fill in the gaps. When it comes to password security policy, it is always a good rule of thumb to take a segmented approach over a generalized one. This whitepaper provides insights on how to create a strategy for password policies, while continuing to meet today’s compliance requirements. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Character compositions and knowledge-based authentication Forced password expiration Compliance requirements in the backdrop of current wisdom about secure passwords Future-proofing existing password policies Password expiration based on role
Five Best Practices For Information Security Governance
White Paper: Diligent
Today’s economy depends on the secure flow of information within and across organizations as information security is an issue of vital importance. Successful Information Security Governance doesn’t come overnight; it’s a continuous process of learning, revising and adapting. While every company may have its specific needs, securing their data is a common goal for all organizations. This whitepaper highlights the best practices and guidelines to successfully implement strategic Information Security Governance. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: What is Information Security Governance and What it is Not Importance of Information Security Governance Misconceptions about Information Security Governance Why Information Security Governance is Needed
White Paper: Covenant Security Solutions, Inc
Are you reaping the full benefits of security technology convergence? Using technology alone is a practically impossible and cyber-security protection requires the convergence of physical security and cyber-security. If not, Security Operations and Intelligence Analysis tool can help you do that by securing the integrity of your business data and processes. Download this free white paper to learn about: What is the security technology convergence? How Security Operations and Intelligence Analysis tool can help your business? How and when a disruption of sensitive data may occur? How to integrate SOPHIA within the organization? How technology convergence using SOPHIA can streamline your business? This paper examines strategies to improve an organization’s overall cyber-security posture and manage risk by converging physical and cyber security by collecting real time data on the organizations people, systems, and processes using Covenant Security Solutions Security Operations and Intelligence Analysis (SOPHIA).