IPS Security: How Active Security Saves Time and Stops Attacks in their Tracks
Learn the difference between IPS and IDS, how IPS security can save you time, which attacks it prevents, and get a brief review of top IPS appliances.
Most security analysts start their day with a common question: “What should I be working on today?” The answer can have serious ramifications. On a daily basis, analysts typically must confront an overwhelming number of security alerts, with no actual means to prioritize them. The unfortunate fact is that too often the massive number of security alerts lack the context that’s needed to quickly investigate and remediate so that they don’t become a major breach.
Lateral movement refers to techniques cyber attackers use to progressively move through a network, searching for targeted key data and assets. In today’s security landscape, hackers are becoming more sophisticated. They use multiple ways to get basic access, such as a phishing attack or malware infection, then impersonate a legitimate user while looking to elevate their privileges. They typically aren’t concerned with being detected—most organizations don’t have the staff, tools, or bandwidth to detect that anything unusual is going on.
The right mix of IR automation and IT orchestration can drastically cut the time analysts spend on manual steps—often from many days to mere minutes. While far from being a silver bullet, automation and orchestration are proven approaches to improving the security, efficiency, cost, and morale of security teams and organizations that depend on them.
Are IoT devices like security cameras, printers, and thermostats creating cybersecurity risks? If your organization is like most, many of these IoT systems aren’t even on your radar, often because there isn’t the necessary monitoring solution for such internet connected devices.
The cybersecurity challenge of securing IoT is complex and extensive due to the fact that IoT devices are deployed over a wide attack surface and contain numerous threat vectors such as authentication and authorization, software, device threats, network threats, and OS level vulnerabilities.
Frequently cyber threats and incidents go undetected and unreported—sometimes for years. What is known is that it’s likely your organization faces possible exposure to insider threats—and it’s probably larger than what you’ve anticipated.
Ransomware attacks often target victims with high-value, unstructured data. In this case it was the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup files consisting of marketing materials such as PGA banners, logos, and signage, which are the type of files that organizations frequently don’t back up properly.
Modern SIEMs provide out of the box correlation rules and sophisticated models to surface a broad range of abnormal behavior and events. Understand how to customize these resources, while adding your own rules and models for your organization’s unique cybersecurity requirements.
Security log management solutions can evaluate the many cybersecurity vendors that process log data. However, a security data lake built on top of an elastic stack (ELK) lowers the total cost of ownership and provides analysts with greater visibility and search capabilities to better detect cyber threats.