One reality of managing large organizations involves collecting massive amounts of sensitive data that is stored and managed in databases. This makes databases a prime target for cyberattacks. In this article, we cover some database security best practices that can help keep your databases safe from attackers. Separate database servers and web servers In the […]
Antivirus solutions have long been a staple of cybersecurity practices. However, antivirus is no longer enough to protect an entire organization’s infrastructure. Some antivirus solutions have expanded their offerings to include a more comprehensive suite of security tools to match the needs of modern organizations. These solutions must be manageable from a centralized platform and […]
Kasada is an automated bot detection and mitigation solution designed for enterprise web applications. Its aim is to stop bots from crashing websites, automating fraudulent purchases, credential stuffing, scraping contents and launching general cyberattacks. About Kasada Kasada was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Australia. The product identifies bots and other potentially malicious, automated […]
Crowdstrike’s Firewall Management platform is a host firewall tool that centralizes defense against malware threats. It’s a module within the broader Falcon endpoint protection suite, which includes antivirus protection as well as optional features like EDR, threat intelligence, and threat hunting. Crowdstrike Falcon uses next-generation technology like machine learning and artificial intelligence to detect and […]
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection is an endpoint security solution built to protect against advanced threats. Endpoints are one of the most common means of access for malicious attackers. Each one presents a potential vulnerability that could move laterally and infect an entire network, which makes protecting each and every endpoint vital for large organizations that support […]
The internet is fraught with peril these days, but nothing strikes more fear into users and IT security pros than the threat of ransomware. A ransomware attack is about as bad as a cyber attack can get. It can shut down your business – in the case of healthcare organizations that can be life-threatening for […]
Malware, short for “malicious software,” is any unwanted software on your computer that, more often than not, is designed to inflict damage. Since the early days of computing, a wide range of malware types with varying functions have emerged. At its core, malware exploits existing network, device, or user vulnerabilities, posing as little a risk […]
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Staying on top of cybersecurity threats can be overwhelming, and finding security tools that can help can be a daunting task too. For some companies, turning over the problem to a managed security services provider (MSSP) is an attractive solution. Managed Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems are a good way to accomplish that. […]
Everyone has a seemingly endless number of accounts that require login credentials. This creates a lot of opportunities for hackers to gain access to company resources because users often reuse passwords or mirror patterns in creating them. For enterprise organizations with a large workforce that must access a wide variety of applications and databases, the […]
It’s a tough time to be a retailer. Massive point-of-sale (POS) breaches continue to make headlines on a regular basis, and they can have a significant impact on consumers’ trust in a company and its brand. Just recently, the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), owner of retailers Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5th and Lord […]
Netsparker is a tool for scanning a business’s web applications and verifying vulnerabilities as they are detected. This is useful in all stages of the application development and implementation process, including creating proprietary applications, deploying third party applications, and managing vulnerabilities on an ongoing basis for both types. As hacking becomes more common each day, […]
Kaspersky makes very good endpoint security software, one of just four companies to make both our top endpoint detection and response (EDR) and best antivirus software product lists. But the Moscow-based company has faced allegations that it has been compromised by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). Those allegations remain unproven, and Kaspersky has gone […]
A March 2020 software update of the SolarWinds Orion management platform gave malicious actors unhindered access to key government and enterprise networks. Microsoft has dubbed the infamous supply chain compromise of SolarWinds as “Solorigate.” In December, eSecurity Planet detailed FireEye’s initial findings, implications for the industry, and how to mitigate similar attacks. Since then, much […]
An NGFW (next-generation firewall) is an advanced threat protection tool that offers all the features of a stateful network firewall along with integrated intrusion prevention, application and user control, advanced malware detection and threat intelligence feed leveraging. Fortinet FortiGate and Forcepoint NGFW made our list of the best NGFW vendors on the market. In this […]
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Cybersecurity products, services and professionals have never been in higher demand. In fact, there remains a huge shortage of experienced security professionals available to fill open positions. A contributing factor to the cybersecurity skills gap is the large number of security startups that have been founded in recent years. According to a joint study by […]
Cybersecurity is getting more complicated, and so are security products. NGFWs are no exception, and IoT devices and the work-from-home craze that began in 2020 have made protecting the perimeter harder than ever. NGFW features Common NGFW features like policy enforcement for applications and user control, intrusion prevention, deep packet inspection, advanced threat protection, sandboxing, […]
A universe of devices and technology has fallen into our laps at a speed that organizations struggle to manage effectively. And that boom in devices shows no signs of stopping. In 2019, there were an estimated 9.9 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices. By 2025, we expect 21.5 billion. As more information about IoT device […]
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Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software helps businesses manage all of the necessary documentation and processes for ensuring maximum productivity and preparedness. Data privacy regulations like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) can be hard to navigate for businesses of any size, but GRC tools can simplify […]
Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS) operate by monitoring network traffic, analyzing it and providing remediation tactics when malicious behavior is detected. They look for matching behavior or characteristics that would indicate malicious traffic, send out alerts and block attacks. Having both the capabilities of detection and prevention are vital to effective security infrastructure. Detection […]
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Protecting your organization from IT security risks is an ongoing, fluid task. Proactively identifying, mitigating and remediating security threats is one of the biggest challenges today’s global businesses face. As a savvy tech leader, you are likely hyperfocused on performing security risk audits to keep your networks strong and protected. Automated security risk assessments can […]
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