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Why Does Asset Management Matter for Cybersecurity?

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.

Key ways to prevent data security breaches

White Paper: INFINIDAT

The extensive benefits of digital technology are clear, but the risk associated can be alarming, as massive cyber attacks and data breaches affecting the well-known organizations continue to make headlines. The issue of security is explicitly important when it comes to all-flash arrays, because external solid-state drives are more vulnerable to file-recovery attacks compared to internal drives. While most AFAs offer disk-level encryption, that is the only level of encryption they allow. If data is encrypted anywhere else,  the AFAs cannot perform data reduction and the entire economics of AFAs break. AFAs have to rely on data reduction (in a ratio between 3:1 and 6:1) to minimize the price premium to a point where it is affordable. This white paper explores how choosing a storage array that relies heavily on data reduction limits the organization’s ability to protect its data and prevent data breaches. Download the guide now to discover: What are the two key terms that IT organizations need to consider when thinking about protecting data from hackers? How are all flash arrays increasing organization's attack surface? Additional benefits of encrypting up the stack

The Importance of Gamification in Cybersecurity

White Paper: Circadence

Top-notch cybersecurity is an essential part of our world. Data breaches can bring a business to its knees in the blink of an eye.  Gamification has a tremendous opportunity to revolutionize the speed, efficacy and relevancy of training in the quickly evolving landscape of the Cybersecurity sector.   Cybersecurity awareness trainings are usually a boring affair, by training with gamification, you can increase awareness of corporate cyber security issues, while also making it more interesting. Gamification of cybersecurity can help businesses improve cyber security in many ways, from teaching their employees how to avoid cyber attacks to discovering vulnerabilities in software. Key takeaways from this Cyber security white paper:  Why Gamify Cybersecurity: Key concerns for consumers and corporate users Benefits from gamification of cybersecurity How gaming and gamification is helping transform the cybersecurity space for the better Use cases of gamification in the cybersecurity industry

Lastline Advanced Malware Detection

White Paper: Lastline

Today’s sophisticated malware is a major culprit in many of the rampant cybersecurity incidents. Unfortunately for organizations, advanced malware is getting harder to detect. Malware assaults are so common that many IT managers admit that their enterprise networks are likely to experience a cyberattack at some point because their conventional security systems cannot effectively neutralize the latest malware. Traditional malware detection technologies are unable to see what’s going on inside the operating system, or in the kernel that the operating system relies on. In such scenario an advanced malware protection approach is required to enable deep content inspection of all objects and to detect even the most evasive malware. This white paper on "Malware Detection" highlights: Market overview on advanced malware: detection, protection, and remediation Why conventional sandbox technologies don’t protect your network Common evasion methods used by malware authors to avoid detection Identifying particular domains that are known to send advanced malware Choosing an advanced malware protection solution to prevent mass-distributed malware infections and detect legacy threats

The Specops Password Report: Safeguarding Passwords Against Data Breaches

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

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