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Mitigating the insider threat risks

White Paper: ZoneFox

How can User Behaviour Analytics help secure business-critical data while protecting reputation, and sales revenue? As insider threat is the greatest risk to an organization’s security, an insider threat management program must include a robust understanding of the various profiles that fall under this threat umbrella and the motivations and situations that give rise to them. Since the hardest part of managing the insider threat is understanding it, ZoneFox provides an overview of five key insider profiles that will help organizations to start identifying and handling the insider threats more effectively. The whitepaper details about several threats including fraud, and spying, and the possible steps to minimize damages and avoid future risks. What is the use of user behavior analytics in any business? What is the impact of internal threats in an organization? Move ahead and read the following whitepaper that will address all your questions, including these: 1. What are the different types of internal threats? 2. How to define an action plan for internal threat remediation?  3. What are the reasons that can cause an internal threat? 4. What are the current approaches related to internal threat mitigation?

An Introduction to Information Security

White Paper: GlobalLogic

As trends such as machine-to-machine connectivity, smart devices, social networks, and migrating to the cloud progress, there is a growing concern around the compromise of privacy and data security. Even government and commercial organizations are threatened by sophisticated intrusion tactics. There is now a growing need to gather and analyze data on potential security risks through advanced measures. Not only will the demand for security-related products in the market rise, but commercial and enterprise products will themselves need to be designed with security as an important consideration. As a product R&D services provider, GlobalLogic is intimate with these requirements and has established the required leadership, processes, and technologies to help our customers address these issues. We have written this white paper in order to provide a high-level description of the current security environment, including the various aspects of this domain and how they interact. 

Hyper Converged Infrastructure: Data Protection Isn't a Snap

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

Your Last Line of Defense Against Ransomware

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?

Collective Measures Against the Invisible: Cyber Security and The Data Management Ecosystem

White Paper: Delta Group

The increasing volume and sophistication of cyber security threats including targeting phishing scams, data theft, and other online vulnerabilities, demand that we remain vigilant about securing our organization. The current cyber security risks that are top-of-mind, the risks that aren’t, and the ecosystem that’s coalescing to form defensive—and offensive—measures through new strategies and tactics in data and infrastructure security. This whitepaper explores the idea of a healthy, resilient – and fundamentally more secure – cyber ecosystem of the future, in which cyber participants are able to work together in near‐real time to anticipate and prevent cyber attacks. Key takeaways from this cyber security whitepaper: Major strategies that can be employed to ensure cyber security Cyber security challenges facing businesses of all sizes Ways to minimize the consequences of cyber attacks and recover to a trusted state Protect your systems from cyber security threats, while keeping costs down, heads clear, and minds at ease in the ecosystem.

Unifying the Distributed Enterprise with MPLS Mesh

White Paper: AireSpring

Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) based network solutions are emerging as a viable alternative for distributed enterprises with the need of a converged MPLS network for all of their mission critical applications and services.  The advantages of MPLS are especially desirable for distributed enterprises. However, these organizations face unique challenges in implementing MPLS services. This white paper explores these challenges and how the AireSpring MPLS Mesh product addresses them. It provides the much needed perspective on managed MPLS services and helps to understand the architecture, business value and benefits of the service. Inside this White Paper: The Distributed Enterprise MPLS Challenge - Major Challenges encountered by distributed enterprise Multiple MPLS Providers - Ubiquitous access, with a cost Business Value of MPLS – Convert the network benefits of Managed MPLS into business value Enhanced features of Multi-Protocol Label Switching - Is Managed MPLS the future?

Performance Bottlenecks in Video Recording: Causes, Effects & Solutions

White Paper: PROMISE Technology

Performance bottlenecks in surveillance recording are serious issues & security professionals must address them in order to ensure their surveillance solution is able to perform up to an organization’s expectations. Performance bottlenecks do occur in surveillance systems, with storage solutions playing a critical role and cause of number of other factors. Without addressing the storage bottlenecks, it is useless to spend money on expensive cameras, VMS, or servers with costly processors and network interconnectivity. When it comes to video recording for security and surveillance purposes, it’s all about how quickly and reliably you can capture and retrieve video data. This whitepaper presents the causes, effects, and solutions of performance bottlenecks in surveillance video recording to security professionals, integrators, and end users. This whitepaper addresses questions like: What is the most important objective of a video surveillance deployment? What can cause bottlenecks in surveillance video recording? Why aren’t surveillance systems performing up to par? How does video recording performance impact reliability? What is driving the need for optimized performance for video recording? What can be done to alleviate bottlenecks in Video Recording?  

How To Add Extra Security With Multi-Factor Authentication

White Paper: QS Solutions

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), is a very secure method for providing access to systems and data because it requires a second authentication factor. A large number of organizations use Multi-Factor Authentication to provide extra security for company critical data. Azure MFA can help to protect access to data and applications and meets user requirements for a simple login procedure without the necessity for additional hardware tokens. This white paper provides an insight into Multi-factor Authentication which covers: Why do we need multi-factor authentication? How does Azure MFA work? How to enhance security with multi-factor authentication? How does it provide uniform functionality to its end users? How can you successfully implement Azure Multi Factor Authentication? 

Managing API Security in the Connected Digital Economy

White Paper: Akana

Managing API security in digital economy provides the capabilities you need to bring systems together, enhancing security and regulatory compliance, deliver better customer experiences faster and capitalize on new opportunities. So how can you successfully build and manage your APIs security in the digital economy? This whitepaper outlines the source of security risks with application program interfaces, and how to eliminate them in the digital economy. It addresses questions like: What are the major API security concerns? How to ensure secure API use in the enterprise? What are the API security testing tools and methodologies? How to minimize cloud API security risks? Inside this whitepaper: Common API security mistakes- and how to avoid them A Missed Opportunity: Securing the API Consumer Best API Security Practices in digital economy

Information Sharing with SOPHIA “People, Process, and Technology”

White Paper: Covenant Security Solutions, Inc

Information Sharing with SOPHIA has become an important aspect for organizations to improve the protection of their systems, process, or people based on the regional threat. By integrating SOPHIA's information sharing processes, it becomes easy for firms to share information on related risk profiles using modular functions. If you want to improve the protection of systems and processes within your organization then download this whitepaper which covers the listed points: Benefits of integrating SOPHIA's information sharing processes The goal of using the SOPHIA framework Services offered by SOPHIA for information sharing Improving the overall physical and cyber security information sharing Accentuate the need for collaborative information sharing This white paper refers to the day to day users of SOPHIA’s services and victims that suffer from any part of the cascading effects of a physical or cyber-security attack on a sector. 

Advanced Persistent Threats and the Case for a Security Intelligence and Response Program

White Paper: Above Security

Do you have valuable data on your network? Noticing odd network behavior? You could be the victim of an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attack. It’s vital that every IT organization has an Advanced Persistent Threat protection plan at the ready. Through integration of leading edge cyber security assessment tools with advanced heuristics and algorithms, organizations can evaluate and prioritize mitiga­tions. This informative whitepaper is a guide to defending against advanced persistent threats and provides answers to the following key questions: What types of organizations are most prone to be a target of APTs? Is it possible to successfully defend your enterprise against APTs? What can be done to monitor and combat the risk of Advanced Persistent Threats? How is security intelligence lifecycle necessary to realize the benefit of security improvement? Why are sensitive information threats of management information system increasing exponentially? How to provide risk-driven decision-making and automated defense of critical assets?

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).

The New Imperative: Securing Enterprise Content

White Paper: Accellion

How do you secure the enterprise content management process? Files stored on the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platforms are not easily accessible by users from outside of the office as ECM platforms typically require a VPN, and a public cloud solution. Making this content accessible to users across devices presents challenges for most enterprise organizations. IT departments need a solution to make ECM and cloud storage available securely to users, no matter where or when the work is being done. When developing an enterprise content management system, you should firstly have to focus on its security. This whitepaper briefs about the requirements to provide secure access to ECM platforms and cloud storage services, and how to best enable productivity for the workforce. • Is your organization able to provide secure access to all your stored enterprise content from any device? • Is protecting and managing sensitive content the top priority for your enterprise content management systems? • How Well Does Your Enterprise Content Management System Protect Sensitive Information? Read this white paper to learn about securing enterprise content within your organization.

Cross-Border Discovery: An Introduction to Cultural and Legal Obstacles

White Paper: Special Counsels EQ

Today, an employee from a London company can wirelessly send emails to customers in New York from a Parisian café using cloud servers located in Dallas, Amsterdam and Berlin. The low cost of electronic storage coupled with the high speed of global communication networks makes it increasingly unlikely that a corporation’s data is stored within the geographic borders of the United States. Electronically stored information (ESI) stored outside the U.S. presents a number of obstacles, in addition to the “normal” challenges regarding the collection, processing and production of eDiscovery. International treaties and agreements concerning cross-border discovery made before social networking platforms, cloud computing and ultra-fast global network connections are outdated, and with little hope of sweeping reforms any-time soon, it leaves much up in the air. This Whitepaper describes the cultural and legal obstacles faced by companies while going global.

6 Things That Will Accelerate Enterprise Mobility Security Adoption

White Paper: SyncDog

IoT is here, fueling the fire for cyber risk via mobile sources. By 2020, there will be more than 1,000,000,000 M2M (yes, a billion plus!) connections, each device module capable of accessing your network by a malicious hacker. Are you or will you be prepared? Despite growing security risks, budget constraints and a perceived lack of internal concern have led to a slow adoption of formal mobile security policies and technology solutions. Most enterprises are inexperienced in mobile applications security and the developers don’t completely focus on the security but their functions, thus making them vulnerable to security threats. Technology is evolving rapidly and keeping that in mind, the executives must have clear-cut answers to all the possible mobility use-scenarios with a robust security solution in place to ensure business information is kept secure and is only accessible to those who need to access it. Download this informative whitepaper to get an insight on the things that will spur this industry on to better tools and best practices that will accelerate the Enterprise Mobility Security Adoption and how IT organizations can use them for better productivity without compromising protection.

Survey: Small Business Security

White Paper: CSID

A look at small business security perceptions and habits at each phase of business growth: Small business security continues to be a huge focus for us here at CSID. To better understand how small businesses are approaching the threat of cyber crime, CSID surveyed 150 small business owners across the United States on their concerns about cyber security and their approach to risk mitigation and response. This Executive whitepaper on corresponding small business network security survey results will explore the security risks businesses face during the different stages of its growth, how small business owners are currently addressing these risks, and what businesses can do to mitigate these risks. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: How small businesses perceive social media as it relates to business security & reputation? Which threats in small business security are of most concern to it? What small businesses know about business credit scores? What steps are taken by the small businesses to protect themselves against cyber threats? Explore this whitepaper that outlines CSID’s small business security survey results, provides a more detailed look into how small business owners feel about business security and details what actions they are taking to protect against these threats as a business grows.

CORE Security and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCIDSS)

White Paper: CORE Security

What are Pci Dss Standards and their requirements? The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCIDSS) is a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security and forms industry best practice for any entity that stores, processes and transmits cardholder data. Is the payment card data security is worrying your business? The intent of this whitepaper is to help you understand the PCI DSS standards and to apply it to your payment card industry transaction environment. It highlights: The PCI data security standards: A mandate for cardholder security Security testing for PCI validation and compliance in payment card industry Fulfill the Penetration Testing Requirement and more Read this whitepaper which explains the importance of PCI Dss standards and how they can be easily attainable by all organization to get rid of the complexity that the organizations face to protect the card hard holder data and the 12 key requirements to be followed for the PCI compliance for your organization.

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