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IT Security is a field of computer science concerned with the control of risks related to computer use. The means traditionally taken to realize this objective is to attempt to create a secure computing platform, designed so that agents (users or programs) can only perform actions that have been allowed. This involves specifying and implementing a security policy. The actions in question can be reduced to operations of access, modification and deletion.

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By: AlienVault     Published Date: Oct 21, 2014

The state of threat intelligence in the information security community is still very immature. Many organizations are still combating threats in a reactive manner, only learning what they're dealing with, well...when they're dealing with it. There is a wealth of information in the community, and many organizations have been gathering data about attackers and trends for years. How can we share that information, and what kinds of intelligence are most valuable? In this presentation, we'll start with a brief overview of AlienVault's Open Threat Exchange™ (OTX), and then we'll discuss attack trends and techniques seen in enterprise networks today, with supporting data from AlienVault OTX. We'll also take a look at some new models for collaboration and improving the state of threat intelligence going forward.

Tags : vulnerability, management, risk, prioritize, profile, environment, data, asset value
    
By: AlienVault     Published Date: Oct 21, 2014

If you're like most IT practitioners, you are busy. You have a million things to do and preparing the reports needed to prove PCI DSS compliance requires time you just don't have. It doesn't have to be so hard. Join compliance experts from Terra Verde Services and AlienVault for this practical session on how to take the pain out of PCI DSS reporting. You'll learn: • The key reporting requirements of the PCI DSS standard • The security technologies you need to collect the required data • How AlienVault USM can generate these reports in minutes, not days • How to use your audit reports to improve security on an on-going basis

Tags : vulnerability, management, risk, prioritize, profile, environment, data, asset value
    
By: AlienVault     Published Date: Oct 21, 2014

As cyber attacks grow more sophisticated, many organizations are investing more into incident detection and response capabilities. Event monitoring and correlation technologies and security operations are often tied to incident handling responsibilities, but the number of attack variations is staggering, and many organizations are struggling to develop incident detection and response processes that work for different situations. In this webcast, we'll outline the most common types of events and indicators of compromise (IOCs) that naturally feed intelligent correlation rules, and walk through a number of different incident types based on these. We'll also outline the differences in response strategies that make the most sense depending on what types of incidents may be occurring. By building a smarter incident response playbook, you'll be better equipped to detect and respond more effectively in a number of scenarios.

Tags : vulnerability, management, risk, prioritize, profile, environment, data, asset value
    
By: AlienVault     Published Date: Oct 21, 2014

While vulnerability assessments are an essential part of understanding your risk profile, it's simply not realistic to expect to eliminate all vulnerabilities from your environment. So, when your scan produces a long list of vulnerabilities, how do you prioritize which ones to remediate first? By data criticality? CVSS score? Asset value? Patch availability? Without understanding the context of the vulnerable systems on your network, you may waste time checking things off the list without really improving security. Join AlienVault for this session to learn: • The pros & cons of different types of vulnerability scans - passive, active, authenticated, unauthenticated • Vulnerability scores and how to interpret them • Best practices for prioritizing vulnerability remediation • How threat intelligence can help you pinpoint the vulnerabilities that matter most

Tags : vulnerability, management, risk, prioritize, profile, environment, data, asset value
    
By: AlienVault     Published Date: Oct 21, 2014

AlienVault is on a mission to change how organizations detect & mitigate threats - affordably & simply. Our USM solution delivers complete security visibility in a fraction of the time of traditional SIEM. So, you can go from installation to insight in days, not months. Download the 2014 Gartner MQ for SIEM.

Tags : mitigate, threats, detect, affordability, solution, deliver, security, visibility
    
By: AlienVault     Published Date: Oct 21, 2014

AlienVault's USM is tailor-made for the needs of the security-savvy SMB. It offers affordability, and a comprehensive and ever-increasing feature set powered by the respectable "AV Labs and Open Threat Exchange.” In this analyst report, Javvad Malik of 451 Research, reviews AlienVault's SMB-focused approach to SIEM and discusses the competitive landscape.

Tags : security, operations, affordability, av labs, open threat, exchange, analyst, report
    
By: AlienVault     Published Date: Oct 21, 2014

The Public Services Network (PSN) is a programme intended to improve communication services across the UK government by reducing the cost and complexity of digital communication across the public sector. The PSN will create one logical network, based on industry standards, thus improving performance and security. The PSN is a replacement to the GSi (Government Secured Intranet), and all Public Sector agencies must migrate to the PSN by 31 October 2014. AlienVault’s Unified Security Management (USM) platform can provide you with the single solution you need to address many of the network- and security-related questions required to complete your PSN IA documentation.

Tags : communication, government, reducing cost, digital, network, public sector, logical, industry
    
By: Lumension     Published Date: Oct 20, 2014

Protect your network the right way the first time around. View this webinar to avoid doing any wrong to your business in terms of security.

Tags : lumension, securing configurations, apt attacker, persistent threats, memory-based attacks, information security, it regimes, threat solution
    
By: Lumension     Published Date: Oct 20, 2014

"Just over a decade ago, the outcry over Microsoft’s security problems reached such a deafening level that it finally got the attention of Bill Gates, who wrote the famous Trustworthy Computing memo. Today, many would say that Microsoft leads the industry in security and vulnerability handling. Now, it’s Java that’s causing the uproar. But has Oracle learned anything from Microsoft in handling these seemingly ceaseless problems? In this webinar, Randy Franklin Smith from Ultimate Windows Security will start by reviewing the wide-ranging Java security changes Oracle is promising to make. They sound so much like the improvements Microsoft made back with Trustworthy Computing that I’m amazed it hasn’t been done before! We’ll move on to discuss what you can do now to address Java security in your environment. One of the banes of security with Java is the presence of multiple versions of Java, often on the same computer. Sometimes you really need multiple versions of Java to support appli

Tags : java, insecurity, vulverabilities, computing, security
    
By: Lumension     Published Date: Oct 20, 2014

Sit in on an expert panel discussion about the concerns of cyber security for businesses.

Tags : lumension, securing configurations, apt attacker, persistent threats, memory-based attacks, information security, it regimes, threat solution
    
By: Aerohive     Published Date: Oct 15, 2014

This whitepaper will take you through the necessary connectivity and productivity requirements in order to ensure your network is truly ready for the mobility explosion.

Tags : prepare for mobility, byod, requirements for mobility and byod, infrastructure, internetworking hardware, network architecture, network management, network performance
    
By: Aerohive     Published Date: Oct 15, 2014

This paper aims to facilitate understanding and addressing IT’s dilemma in a bring your own device (BYOD) world

Tags : mobile computing, the increase in mobile workers, byod policy implications for it, it management, mobile data systems, mobile workers, wireless infrastructure, cloud computing
    
By: Aerohive     Published Date: Oct 15, 2014

This paper evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of both the private and public cloud to help you make a more informed decision.

Tags : which cloud type is best, public or private cloud, comparing the public and private cloud, mobile computing, mobile data systems, mobile workers, cloud computing, virtualization
    
By: Aerohive     Published Date: Oct 15, 2014

This whitepaper will take you through the necessary connectivity and productivity requirements in order to ensure your network is truly ready for the mobility explosion.

Tags : prepare for mobility, byod, requirements for mobility and byod, infrastructure, internetworking hardware, network architecture, network management, network performance
    
By: Aerohive     Published Date: Oct 15, 2014

This paper aims to facilitate understanding and addressing IT’s dilemma in a bring your own device (BYOD) world

Tags : mobile computing, the increase in mobile workers, byod policy implications for it, it management, mobile data systems, mobile workers, cloud computing, data center design and management
    
By: Aerohive     Published Date: Oct 15, 2014

This whitepaper will take you through the necessary connectivity and productivity requirements in order to ensure your network is truly ready for the mobility explosion.

Tags : prepare for mobility, byod, requirements for mobility and byod, infrastructure, network architecture, network management, network performance, network performance management
    
By: Aerohive     Published Date: Oct 15, 2014

This paper aims to facilitate understanding and addressing IT’s dilemma in a bring your own device (BYOD) world

Tags : mobile computing, the increase in mobile workers, byod policy implications for it, mobile data systems, mobile workers, cloud computing, virtualization, infrastructure
    
By: Aerohive     Published Date: Oct 15, 2014

This whitepaper will take you through the necessary connectivity and productivity requirements in order to ensure your network is truly ready for the mobility explosion.

Tags : prepare for mobility, byod, requirements for mobility and byod, infrastructure, internetworking hardware, network architecture, network management, network performance
    
By: Aerohive     Published Date: Oct 15, 2014

This whitepaper will take you through the necessary connectivity and productivity requirements in order to ensure your network is truly ready for the mobility explosion.

Tags : prepare for mobility, byod, requirements for mobility and byod, infrastructure, internetworking hardware, network architecture, network management, network performance
    
By: Aerohive     Published Date: Oct 15, 2014

This paper aims to facilitate understanding and addressing IT’s dilemma in a bring your own device (BYOD) world

Tags : mobile computing, the increase in mobile workers, byod policy implications for it, mobile data systems, mobile workers, cloud computing, virtualization, infrastructure
    
By: Aerohive     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

This data sheet outlines the main features of Aerohive Networks AP230 Enterprise access points.

Tags : aerohive ap230, network infrastructure, aerohive networks, wi-fi security and mobility packages, security, gigabit networking, network management, network performance
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

Gives an insight into distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and defines a five-step process including preparation, mitigation, around-the-clock monitoring, response and intelligence to help address DDoS attacks.

Tags : ddos attacks, it security, ddos mitigation, security, it management, best practices, business activity monitoring, business analytics
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

Security breaches can cost millions of dollars—but these days they’re virtually inevitable. Every organization needs a formal, documented Computer Security Incident Response Plan (CSIRP) and it needs to be kept up-to-date. In this executive brief, IBM shares the ten most common shortcomings of CSIPRs and how you can avoid these potentially costly mistakes. Read the executive brief to learn how IBM can help protect your organization from cyber threats and strengthen your IT security.

Tags : it security breach, csirp, cyber threats, security, it management, best practices, business activity monitoring
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

Enterprises of all sizes must defend against online attackers. While security threats continue to evolve, organizations often lack the personnel and financial resources required to protect online systems. Read this service profile to learn how IBM Managed Security Services can help you protect your security investment while reducing the cost and complexity of your security operations. Find out how IBM combines industry-leading tools, technology and expertise with flexible, scalable packaging to meet a broad range of security solution requirements.

Tags : security operations, deployment, service delivery, problem management, security, it management, best practices, business activity monitoring
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

Interactive guide to provide insights on the key actions to take to take to safeguard your reputation by security and resilience investments.

Tags : it risk management, it security, resilience investments, enhanced brand value, security, it management, best practices, business intelligence
    
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