Analysts in security teams make decisions all day in their investigations that impact the security of the entire organization: Where should I look next? What should I do about this alert? Is this even dangerous? The better we can arm analysts with additional information, context, and situational awareness, the more informed their decision-making will be. But due to the dizzying scales of alerts and associated data occurring in a typical enterprise, decision making needs to … More
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For years, security, operations, and engineering have struggled to get one cohesive view of application performance and real-time attacks due to multiple streams of data from a variety of operations and security tools that don’t work well together. We are out to change that. In this webinar, learn how Signal Sciences and Datadog have teamed up to provide powerful monitoring, visualization, and alerting—all in one place. Learn how this integration: Provides developers immediate app performance … More
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Many security pros that are doing an excellent job in handling incidents find that effectively communicating the process to their management is a challenging task. Cynet addresses this gap with the IR Reporting for Management PPT template, providing an intuitive tool to report both the ongoing IR process and its conclusion. The IR for Management template enables CISOs and CIOs to communicate the key points that management cares about: assurance that the incident is under … More
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A SOAR platform represents an evolution in security operations driven by the vast amounts of data that must be processed. Working off a single platform is critical to successful coordination of detection and response initiatives, as it keeps knowledge sharing across these teams fluid and instantaneous. Security orchestration and automation integrates different technologies and allows you to conduct defensive actions: it increases your effectiveness in stopping, containing, and preventing attacks. The great thing about SOAR … More
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Developers and operations teams are under constant pressure to release new features and capabilities that keep their organizations ahead of competitors. But when “Innovate!” is a constant rallying cry and velocity the measure of a development team’s worth, what happens to security at the application layer? There’s a solution: instrument and observe web requests using a Cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF) that provides detection and blocking to protect web layer assets without installing additional software. … More
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Today’s threat environment is complex and dynamic. The internet was built for connectivity, not security, and approaches such as intrusion detection systems, anti-virus programs, and traditional incident response methodologies by themselves are no longer sufficient in the face of the widening gap between offensive and defensive capabilities. Organizations today face Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and organized, criminally motivated attacks launched by adversaries with the tools, training, and resources to breach most conventional network defense systems. … More
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This new report, Threat Intelligence Spotlight: The Shifting Framework of Modern Malware, draws on data gathered from the 650-plus organizations that eSentire protects and Carbon Black’s extensive endpoint protection install base. Key insights of the report include: An approximate median of 10 variants within a malware family, which begins to highlight the challenges faced by traditional endpoint solutions The largest number of variants within a malware family is more than 200 It takes nearly 40 … More
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Attackers are always looking for ways into web and mobile applications. The 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report listed web applications the number ONE vector attackers use when breaching organizations. In this paper, Signal Sciences examine malicious web request patterns for four of the most common web attack methods and show how to gain the context and visibility that is key to stopping these attacks. Key learnings: Four common web layer attack types: account takeover, … More
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Network Traffic Analysis has been rapidly evolving to counter the increased sophistication of threats experienced by organizations worldwide. Test methodologies and tools are not yet available which provide security professionals with the ability to test how well the products currently on the market perform. Awake Security has partnered with the Tolly Group and a current Darktrace customer to develop and execute just such a test and has published a report detailing the methodology and the … More
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DevOps is concerned with uniting two particular tribes: development and operations. These tribes have seemingly competing priorities: developers value features while operations value stability. These contradictions are largely mitigated by DevOps. A strong argument could be made that the values of the security tribe – defensibility – could just as easily be brought into the fold, forming a triumvirate under the DevSecOps umbrella. The security tribe’s way forward is to find ways to unify with … More
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The tale of two sides: how would cybersecurity pros and organizations solve the cybersecurity skills gap shortage? eSentire asked cybersecurity experts to weigh in on the widening cybersecurity skills shortage by surveying hundreds of cybersecurity professionals and organizations. The results reflect how a self-fulfilling prophecy has compounded the problem, and what can be done to address the challenges in the future. Read The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage to get perspectives on the … More
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The Industrial Security Podcast featuring Andrew Ginter: The differences between IT and OT teams and approaches both make life difficult and represent opportunities to improve industrial operations. Guest: Dr. Art Conklin, Director of the Center for Information Security and Education at the University of Houston.
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Security decision makers need to address APT risks, but struggle with mapping APT attack vectors to a clear-cut set of security product capabilities, which impairs their ability to choose the products that would best protect them. Cynet is addressing this need with the definitive RFP templates for EDR/EPP and APT protection, an expert-made security requirement list, that enables stakeholders to accelerate and optimize the evaluation process of the products they evaluate. The RFP contains five … More
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