Criminal hackers don't break for lunches, weekends or holidays. Of course, that's just one of many challenges facing information security teams, as they attempt to maximize visibility and minimize complexity while protecting their business around the clock, says Peter Van Lierde, the CISO of energy firm Sibelga.
As the risks to IT and OT converge, organizations must use "zero trust" to verify user identities and build effective monitoring capabilities to track the behavior of privileged users, say Kartik Shahani of Tenable and Rohan Vaidya of CyberArk.
The Ragnar Locker ransomware operation has been threatening to dump victims' stolen data if they contact police, private investigators or professional negotiators before paying a ransom. But as one expert notes: "Perhaps the criminals watched too many TV shows, because this isn’t how the real world works."
By some estimates, the managed security services business is expected to grow by 50% between 2020 and 2025. And a huge part of that growth will by XDR, says Colin O'Connor, COO of ReliaQuest. He explains why XDR is far more than just vendor hype.
Security operations focus an organization’s efforts around threat prevention, detection, and response. This then depends upon effective data collection, processing, and analysis, followed by data-driven decision making.
While organizations have years of experience in these areas, security operations processes and...
To sustain, build, or even transform your business, you need to know the technology assets that drive it. And if your job is to track these assets, you need a clearer and broader picture of everything you have. A myopic view of assets in pockets of your business won’t help in the long run.
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In new research on Extended Detection and Response (XDR), Gartner analysts note, “XDR is beginning to have real value in improving security operations productivity with alert and incident correlation, as well as built-in automation.”
Calls are growing for an investigation into how commercial Pegasus spyware developed by Israel's NSO Group gets sold to autocratic governments and used to target journalists, lawyers, human rights advocates and others, with some lawmakers saying "the hacking-for-hire industry must be brought under control."
Cyber attacks on critical infrastructure are on the rise. A recent survey found that 9 out of 10 OT organizations experienced at least one intrusion in the past year.
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Why operational technology endpoints are vulnerable
How FortiEDR addresses challenges of OT environments
With traditional endpoint security solutions, it’s not a matter of if a security breach happens, but when. These EDR solutions not only lack the ability to keep pace with modern threats, but come with hidden costs that drain budgets and slow operations.
Intelligence-Driven Threat Detection is Critical to Risk Mitigation and Management
Many organizations have invested in improving their threat detection capabilities over the past two years and express increased confidence in their ability to stop threats that have penetrated the network perimeter. However, these...
Ransomware is a low risk, high reward opportunity for criminals. The number and sophistication of ransomware attacks have increased significantly. And given the increasing value of business data and functioning IT systems, this threat will only continue to grow.
Traditional approaches to mitigating ransomware need...