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: Quantum
Hyper Converged Infrastructures (HCI) brings non-disruptive scaling, reduced complexity, and other benefits, but it requires a stronger data-protection strategy because hyper convergence brings new vulnerabilities. Hyper converged systems are a perfect target-one unique system to encrypt with a built-in replication to spread the malware. For smaller companies with relatively few virtual machines (VMs), a Hyper Converged Infrastructure solution may be the only architecture their data center needs, providing the ultimate simplification. Some critical applications can also be hosted on an HCI, but designing an HCI to meet performance service-level agreements (SLAs) might be challenging compared to designing a more traditional infrastructure. This whitepaper provides insights on data protection basics and its role in Hyper Converged Infrastructure projects. It also explains about how designing an HCI to meet performance service-level agreements (SLAs) might be challenging. From virtualized to hyper converged environments- Understand data protection basics and implications in these environments Hyper convergence- New Threats: Understand Data Protection and the Implications in an HCI How to choose the right approach for your hyper converged environments Array-Based Snapshots Are Not Backups
White Paper: Quantum
The best defense against a Ransomware attack is to perform a regular backup of your files. Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their computer system, either by locking the system’s screen or by locking/encrypting the users’ files unless a ransom is paid in exchange for the deciphering key. Keeping a disconnected off-line copy of your data is a pragmatic way to improve your backup strategy. Your last line of defense against Ransomware needs to be an off-line backup. This whitepaper describes what happens when Ransomware takes over a computer, what steps needs to be taken for defense against Ransomware, and how regular and proper backups can help users restore data. It addresses key questions like: >How does Ransomware get into your environment? >How do you protect your data from Ransomware attacks? >Is cloud Ransomware protection heaven?
Best Practices for Selecting a Vulnerability Management (VM) Solution
White Paper: Qualys
A complete Vulnerability Management (VM) solution can monitor your environment, enabling you to discover devices running in your network, and determine whether they are vulnerable to attack. The VM solution helps you to find fixes to the underlying problems, and protect yourself while those fixes are being implemented. This whitepaper provides insights on the best practices that will save you time and help you understand what to look for when selecting a VM solution, whether you have a dozen systems or a million. It addresses key questions like: Is the Vulnerability Management a software product or a Cloud service? How does the VM handle multiple locations? What are the top features to look for in VM scanning? Can the VM use authentication for deeper scanning? Can the Vulnerability Management tailor reports to different audiences? Does the VM offer predictive analysis? What information about the underlying cause does the VM provide about each vulnerability?
Take the Ransom Out of Ransomware
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?
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
White Paper: Circadence
Cyber‐attacks and threats against the financial services sector are ongoing – common targets include banks, payment processing companies, investment firms, and other organizations that manage financial transactions. A 2016 study reported that 83% of financial services companies cite defending against cyber threats and protecting personal data as one of their biggest challenges in building or maintaining their reputation over the next year. Gamification has the potential to bring a financial company's cyber security posture to the next level, producing both value and competitive advantage. Gamification allows companies to best determine how they direct their resources toward mitigating vulnerabilities and threats. Key takeaways from this white paper: Overview: Cyber‐attacks and threats against the financial services sector Gamifying Cybersecurity: An opportunity for financial services companies Project Ares: Solution to the Cybersecurity training gap ‐ a gamified training platform Preserveing cyber team’s footprint: For future analysis, tracking of growth, and to facilitate strategic role assignments
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
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
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.
SAP Cyber Security in Figures: Global Threat Report 2016
White Paper: ERPScan
How aware people are about SAP cyber security, regardless of how widely SAP in this region are implemented? This whitepaper shows a high level overview of SAP security in figures so that the problem area is not just theoretically comprehensible but based on actual numbers and metrics – from the information about the number of found issues and their popularity to the number of vulnerable systems, all acquired as a result of a global scan. Key takeaways from this whitepaper on “SAP Cyber Security in Figures”: How the awareness affects the state of critical business application and SAP cyber security on the global scale SAP implementations security in different regions Common cyber threats to an organization which does not have secure SAP systems Vulnerabilities in SAP sorted by their popularity, criticality, and type of affected systems and module
The Integration of SOPHIA with the People, Process, and Technology: The Convergence and collaboration of perfect arguments
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).
White Paper: NopSec
A lot of vulnerability remediation pitfalls can be avoided by investing in the right Vulnerability Risk Management technology. This means implementing a solution that effectively automates as many processes as possible. Vulnerability Risk Management is often under-sourced and under-tooled, and yet stands at the epicenter of protecting the organization from a breach. In this white paper on “Common pitfalls and best practices to succeed at vulnerability remediation”, we explain common vulnerability remediation challenges and: Provide solutions to simplify vulnerability remediation process Reduce the average time it takes to close a vulnerability remediation ticket Keep your business running smoothly and securely without any vulnerabilities If you’re responsible for any part of your company’s Vulnerability Risk Management (VRM) program, this white paper is indispensable!