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?
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: 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!
The World's First Mobile Malware Celebrates Its 10th Birthday
White Paper: Fortinet
From Cabir to FakeDefend, the last decade has seen the number of mobile malware explode. In 2013, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs has seen more than 1,300 new malicious applications per day and is currently tracking more than 300 Android malware families and more than 400,000 malicious Android applications. Besides the sheer growth in numbers, another important trend to note is that mobile malware has followed the same evolution as PC malware, but at a much faster pace. The widespread adoption of smartphones--and the fact that they can easily access a payment system (premium rate phone numbers)--makes them easy targets that can quickly generate money once infected. Furthermore, they have capabilities such as geo-location, microphones, embedded GPS and cameras, all of which enable a particularly intrusive level of spying on their owners. Like PC malware, mobile malware quickly evolved into an effective and efficient way of generating a cash stream, while supporting a wide range of business models. In the following chronology, FortiGuard Labs looks at the most significant mobile malware over the last 10 years and explains their role in the evolution of threats.