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Defending Against Data Breach

White Paper: Help Systems

No matter how secure your information systems appear and no matter how confident your IT staff may be, the risks of your company experiencing a data breach are real, and they continue to grow daily. Information security breaches cost companies millions of dollars each year, and incidents continue to rise. While government and industry regulations have been implemented that penalize the company if their sensitive data is compromised, protecting against the threat of data breach is difficult. Take, for example, the multiple ways unauthorized access can occur: theft of portable devices, lost paper files and external storage devices, improper access by employees, network infiltration from outside entities, and more. Data breach incidents are not a temporary statistical aberration, but instead represent a growing epidemic. Given the cost to both companies and their customers, it’s critical that IT teams develop a solid strategy that utilizes the most effective tools. This white paper has several objectives. • Examine the problems that create a higher risk for data breach. • Explore the regulatory landscape. • Describe the technical hurdles facing both management and IT. ​• Demonstrate how the right data encryption technologies can reduce the exposure of data theft without hampering efficient workflow. Most importantly, this paper offers recommendations on how IT management can deploy strong security technologies to encrypt, monitor, and audit the access and use of sensitive information within an organization’s system.

High level IT security management with SIEM approach

White Paper: ReliaQuest

The difficulty and the expense of IT security can place a heavy burden on enterprises and their security teams. These approaches to a consistently evolving security program can help your security team to overcome security issues. The Consistency Challenge: In a constantly changing environment, ensuring effective security for the organization means asking the security team to drive consistency inside of a world of inconsistencies. Evolving Security Amongst Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt: Security teams are continually seeking ways to find efficiencies that increase awareness and visibility to shift the organization from defense to prevention. Security is a Team Sport: The security team needs to over-communicate the results it produces and the roadmap it is using, knowing that there isn’t necessarily going to be an end. Security is everyone’s responsibility, and it will never be finished. Download the guide now to discover: What are the 5 approaches to a consistently evolving security program? How to ensure effective security for the enterprise? How can security become part of the organization’s overall value drivers in the market?

Overly Managed Security

White Paper: ReliaQuest

In today’s world of never-ending cybersecurity threats, companies need to be greater diligent than ever in protecting their data from external and internal threats. How an enterprise responds to a breach is critical – the truth is an ill-conceived response strategy can have long-term, damaging consequences for an enterprise. Cyber incidents and their response must usually be regarded holistically and not just as a digital or technology issue. A coordinated response needs to include technical expertise, legal knowledge, and public relations, and companies must have an incident response plan in the region before any breach happens. It is impossible to prevent all cyber incidents, but an organization can manage their reaction and reduce fall-out. This white paper contains valuable insights into the evolving threat landscape and includes recommendations that will help you be better prepared for the security challenges your organization faces now and in the future. Download the guide now to discover: What are the new approaches to security that makes the best use of tools and individuals? What are the challenges of designing technology products that must utilize one code-base to solve problems for many organizations? Why the existing security teams can’t perform to their fullest capabilities? An examination of the typical security considerations for enterprise IT decisions

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. 

Product Authentication In The Digital Age

White Paper: I-Sprint Innovations

Product Authentication technologies are essential in the digital age to all genuine products and packaging. The proliferation of e-Commerce has forced manufacturers to look beyond traditional brick-and-mortar stores for cost-effective means to product's authenticity or select further product information. Digital solutions for product authentication do not require any additional consumables, making them cost-effective and easy to deploy. The secret in label or packaging motif for the purpose of authentication could be stolen if the production process is not carefully monitored and is not designed with audit ability in mind.  This whitepaper provides insights on integrating authentication tactics throughout your entire brand protection strategy and make product authentication the cornerstone of your anti-counterfeiting program. It highlights: Key criteria for choosing a right solution Ways to authenticate the unique identity of the authorized products Money-making opportunities if the right product authentication solution is chosen

Secure identity and data in a hyper-connected world

White Paper: I-Sprint Innovations

In the digital era, financial institutions need to meet and exceed the expectations of a new generation tech savvy users with digital broadband access to on-demand cloud-based services via a wide range of mobile devices. In order to earn customers’ trust and confidence in their digital channels, financial institutions will have to secure identity and manage cross-channel access while leveraging mobility and the cloud. This whitepaper provides insights on how financial institutions can secure identity and data in a hyper-connected world where the data center perimeter has blurred and the enterprise attack surface has radically expanded with increased cloud adoption and mobility. Case studies illustrating how financial institutions are implementing prudent steps to engage customers across multiple channels Ultimate aim of the omni-channel initiatives Emerging methods of authentication How to boost security and compliance while ensuring differentiated customer experience in omni-channel service delivery

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?

Six Steps to Stronger Security for SMBs

White Paper: Qualys [NASDAQ: QLYS]

Small- to medium-sized businesses that have limited budgets can create strong security by performing proper analysis and focusing on high-risk areas. The steps to stronger security in small businesses can be easier and less expensive to implement than you might think. Hence, this will help you to identify the highest-risk areas in order to focus your remediation efforts for strong security. This whitepaper provides actionable controls you can implement to increase SMBs security in a cost-effective manner by targeting well-known risk areas from the start. Six steps to stronger cyber security in small and medium businesses: Keep an accurate hardware inventory Keep an accurate software inventory Actively manage configurations Remediate vulnerabilities quickly Automate endpoint defenses Control administrative access

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. 

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

Trusted Digital Identities

White Paper: IdentityMind Global

The legal and social effects of digital identity have become complex and challenging with attacks on multiple identity services. At a time when our dependence on digital identities is increasing, our trust in them is rapidly eroding. A Trusted Digital Identity is an identity that is real, that doesn’t have a history of fraud or potential money laundering, and that isn’t associated with nefarious organizations. There is clear value in performing identity validation beyond compliance. The more certain you are about dealing with a real identity, the better you understand the risk involved in a transaction. Read this whitepaper to discover the challenges, opportunities and possible applications in the field of digital identity and security. It addresses the following key questions: How to create unique digital identities based on an individual’s online attributes and behaviors? How to aggregate an individual’s online financial/payment behavior in order to predict the risk of doing business with that individual? What are the set of principles and standards for the use of accredited government and third-party digital identities to enable individuals and businesses to access services easier? What is the right tool for uncovering and stopping the complex digital identity theft?

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.

The Video Surveillance Safety Checklist

White Paper: Eyewitness Surveillance

Video surveillance systems are complex, but with proper planning and management they do not need to create undue pressure on your department. The pressure is on to get it right so you protect your business assets and not invest into an obsolete platform. Businesses in every industry around the world are benefiting from the use of video surveillance systems; how can your business harness these same benefits?  This whitepaper on “The Video Surveillance Safety Checklist,” features 16 important things to keep in mind as you set up video surveillance solutions. Some of them are: Choose the right surveillance security firm Take into account business expansion plans to build a larger surveillance system cost-effectively Know that network capabilities matter in order to select reliable, effective security surveillance Don’t equate more megapixels to better security surveillance system Now it’s easy to design and implement the video surveillance solutions necessary to secure and manage your business!

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? 

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.

Best Practices for Managing ESI on Mobile Devices

White Paper: NightOwl Discovery

Managing electronically stored information on mobile devices is becoming critical for organizations as employees routinely use their personal mobile devices to work either during or after their official workday that may ultimately prove to be discoverable evidence in an event of litigation. To avoid any such issue, it is important to know: Where is ESI located within the organization and what are the implications of this electronically stored information? How to Identifying the information that is most relevant for litigation needs? What are the important aspects of electronic data and how it should be managed? Organizations face a number of challenges in reviewing the mobile ESI at the time when it matters the most, so companies should have a plan in place before any litigation arises that can allow them to both identify and preserve potentially relevant mobile ESI. Download this informative whitepaper to learn more about the best practices to manage ESI on mobile device that includes: • Managing Mobile ESI: What it is, and what it means for your company. • Discovery and evaluation of potentially relevant ESI from mobile devices • Maintaining Control: Corporate Policies that govern private mobile device use. • Identification and Collection: Accessing ESI from mobile device.

A New Approach to Security & Compliance for Financial Services

White Paper: NopSec

The security and compliance are a major concern for the financial services organizations of all sizes in today's economic and cultural environment. So now the question arises: Is your financial service firm meeting the security compliance standards? If you are delaying cyber security and compliance, then your organization is more exposed to vulnerabilities and cyber attacks. This white paper on “A New Approach to Security & Compliance for Financial Services” talks about: How can smaller financial firms reach the security and compliance objectives? What are the general areas of financial compliance that can affect your organizations? What are the top factors driving new spending on information security compliance in financial services? What should be the security budget to face the challenges of security and compliance for your financial firms Gain an insight on how smaller financial services firms can reach their security and compliance objectives by gaining a deeper understanding of the cyber-security regulatory landscape.

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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