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  • Once More Unto The Breach (Detection Test)
    It is difficult to go a week without reading about a major enterprise being breached. And it is because of this that the Breach Detection Systems (BDS) market is growing at an incredible pace that is expected to continue well into the future (32% CAG…
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  • New tools for faster security incident responses
    How quickly could you solve a crime if you had at your fingertips a comprehensive index of all activities occurring at a crime scene before, during, and after the crime? Security professionals have spent considerable amounts of time determining the s…
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  • NGIPS – HP TippingPoint Update
    In our recently completed Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS) test, NSS Labs and HP TippingPoint discovered an anomaly during testing. Fundamentally, the nature of the anomaly was related to a recent CVE, which was being heavily util…
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  • Security Orchestration – Integration, Process, and Wise Investments Driven by a Security Conductor
    When I am asked by friends to discuss the security breaches that feature ever more frequently in the news, I use a music analogy. Why music? For one thing, I am a fan of traditional classical music; for another, this allows me to describe the roles o…
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  • The Best Place for Yesware is Nowhere
    A talented security colleague came across a tweet from a company called Yesware and remarked to me that it could be construed as spear phishing with specific language for legal protection. I can see his point, but in pedantically technical language,…
    - 5 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Detecting the Invisible Part 3: "Retreat from the Breach"
    Our approach to securing the enterprise has changed, and breach detection technology has been largely instrumental in this process. This report from NSS Labs is the final in a three-part series on the impact of the breach detection system (BDS).As t…
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  • Detecting the Invisible Part 2: "Once More Unto the Breach, Dear Friends"
    Our approach to securing the enterprise has changed, and breach detection technology has been largely instrumental in this process. This report from NSS Labs is the second in a three-part series on the impact of the breach detection system (BDS).
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  • Breached? Continuous Forensic Analytics Speeds Incident Response
    Over the course of the last few years, the number of publicized breaches has risen dramatically, ultimately costing some CXOs their jobs. The irony is that in many cases, the breach itself is not the cause of their dismissal, but rather it is the han…
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  • Detecting the Invisible
    Our approach to securing the enterprise has changed, and breach detection technology has been largely instrumental in this process. This report from NSS Labs is the first in a three-part series on the impact of the breach detection system (BDS).
    - 2 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • How Does The Average Enterprise Stay On Top of The Latest Technology?
    You’ve probably heard the phrase “drinking from a fire hose,” and in the security world, it has never been more applicable than it is today.
    - 4 Feb 15, 12:00am -


Miercomm Research

Open DNS Security Lab

  • Most common cybersecurity threats of 2021 broken down by industry
    In today’s modern threat landscape, it’s hard to properly allocate resources where they’re needed most. Is it cryptomining, ransomware, phishing or some new threat that no one has faced before? It can be a little (or let’s be honest here), a…
    - 2 days ago 13 Apr 21, 8:00am -
  • Trojans, information stealer feature complex risks
    Welcome to the first monthly edition of the Cisco Umbrella Threat Spotlight, which is produced by our cybersecurity threat analysis team. This team supports the collection, analysis and distribution of threat intelligence from the Cisco global cloud…
    - 7 days ago 8 Apr 21, 12:31pm -
  • Protective DNS: What it is, why it matters, and what you need
    Earlier this month, the National Security Agency (NSA) and Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an advisory on the growing need to introduce a protective DNS (PDNS) solution to your organization’s security footprint. Because D…
    - 9 days ago 6 Apr 21, 7:10am -
  • Cisco Umbrella unlocks the power of SASE with new security capabilities
    Secure access anytime, anywhere After the massive shift to remote work, more organizations are moving to a model where networking and security converge together in the cloud. Gartner coined the term secure access service edge (SASE) to describe this…
    - 16 days ago 30 Mar 21, 7:10am -
  • Cisco launches new Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) data centers in Northern Europe for security customers
    Cisco Umbrella recently added new data centers to serve customers in Denmark and Sweden and we could not be more excited! When selecting data center locations, we look at several criteria, including the number of users in that region and the transit…
    - 23 days ago 23 Mar 21, 7:01am -
  • Cryptomining, phishing & trojan threat trends and how to block
    For the majority of 2020, in the face of a global pandemic, the entire world grappled with massive change — in how we lived, how we worked, how we connected. But one area that’s always been dynamic and rapidly evolving is the cyberthreat landscap…
    - 30 days ago 16 Mar 21, 8:00am -
  • CISA Reports: Increased ransomware attacks targeting K-12 school districts
    There has been heightened attention (and in some cases, scrutiny) on the reopening plans for K-12 school districts across the nation. If the decision of whether or not to send your kid back to school isn’t already highly charged (and stressful!) en…
    - 44 days ago 2 Mar 21, 4:00pm -
  • Which cyber attacks most commonly target small businesses?
    So, you think you already know the good, the bad, and the ugly about cybersecurity threats, such as malware and phishing, that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are facing? You may be surprised. People often make a number of assumptions that c…
    - 51 days ago 23 Feb 21, 3:00pm -
  • Cyber attackers use SEO to spread malware through torrent files
    Have you ever thought about what role search engine optimization (SEO) might play in a cyber attack? Generally, it is used to tune the search results of websites on any search engine. The more the optimization, the better the chances of getting the w…
    - 58 days ago 16 Feb 21, 4:00pm -
  • How SASE can help you seamlessly secure the cloud
    Can we all agree the shift has happened – the workforce isn’t just working from a coffee shop on occasion? The events of 2020 accelerated a growing trend of work from anywhere, any device, any time, while expecting a seamless experience. That’s…
    - 65 days ago 9 Feb 21, 4:00pm -

Forrestor Labs Reseach

SANS Security Laboratory

  • Can you build a Defense in Depth architecture without an architect?
    We interviewed a number of GIAC AdvisoryBoard members who have been working as architects for majorenterprises as to what they look for an architecture position.
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  • Will the Ph.D. become the Cybersecurity Terminal Degree?
    The percent of security job pastings asking for a Master's level degree is increasing. How much longer will it still be the terminal degree for the field.
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  • Denial of Service
    As we say in cyber warfare, a denial-of-service attack is aneffort to make your opponents' information resources less valuable tothem. Of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, this isprimarily an availability attack. Stephen Northcutt disc…
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  • Stephen Northcutt's Emerging Trends in IT and Security 2013 - 2015
    An emerging trends analysis and a stab at predictions for IT and security coming 2013-2015. Last updated May 2014.
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  • Two factor authentication for online banking
    Eight or nine years ago, I was asking about banks that support twofactor authentication. At that time I found eTrade bank and CharlesSchwab and not much more. SANS NewsBites carried a story about HSBC and I as asked people if they knew of banks tha…
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  • Daniel B. Cid, Sucuri
    Daniel Cid from Sucuri has agreed to a thought leadership interview. We hope that you will enjoy his thoughts and impressions and we certainly thank him for his time.
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  • Dominique Karg, AlienVault
    Dominique Karg from AlienVault has agreed to a thought leadership interview. We hope that you will enjoy his thoughts and impressions and we certainly thank him for his time.
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  • The 6 Categories of Critical Log Information
    This report is based on work done by Marcus Ranum, Tina Bird, Chris Brenton and Anton Chuvakin. Version 3 was created by Peter Czanik fromBalaBit. Version 3.01's technical review was done by members of the GIAC Advisory board: John Allison, Jake Eva…
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  • Role Based Access Control to Achieve Defense in Depth
    Role-based access control (RBAC) is an access control method that organizations implement to ensure that access to data is performed by authorized users, and enterprise based RBAC is accomplished with Network Access Control (NAC).
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  • Security Convergence and The Uniform Method of Protection to Achieve Defense in Depth
    Security convergence is an interesting trend that has been picking upspeed heading into 2008. We are running network information that wasformerly analog over our digital data networks, we are convergingformerly separate network devices, especi…
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  • Hybrid Threats
    Though it is certainly true that malware has evolved a lot in thisdecade, the tools in use today are more similar than different fromthe attacker tools of ten years ago. The command and control is better,they are better able to evade detectio…
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  • Lance Spitzner, Securing The Human, founder
    Lance Spitzner of Honeynet and Security The Human fame has agreed to a Thought Leadership interview and we certainly thank him for his time.
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  • Security Predictions 2013-2014: Emerging Trends in IT and Security
    This is an effort to chronicle what a number of really smartpeople believe the state of the information security industry tobe, and where we are going. A lot of the emphasis is on securitythreats, but we also consider what is working and what g…
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  • Separation of Duties in Information Technology
    Several authors join Stephen Northcutt to examine the special considerations for separation of duties in all organizations with regard to their information technology.
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  • Stephen Northcutt's Security Predictions 2012 and 2013
    Stephen Northcutt identifies emerging trends in information security for the 2012, 2013 timeframe.
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  • The Certificate Signing Trust Model Under Stress As An Industrial Security Model
    Acommon part of the security model for industrial IT applications is tonever accept or run a program or driver that has not been signed by theappropriate publisher. However, while it appears to be strongprotection against malicious code, in f…
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  • Bill Pfeifer, Juniper Networks
    Bill Pfeifer is a Product Line Engineerat Juniper Networks supporting security software and data centerfirewalls. He has been in the IT field for 15 years, including stints atan Army tank base, atechnology reseller, and some time at a financi…
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  • Security Predictions 2012 & 2013 - The Emerging Security Threat
    A look at some of the potential emerging trends and security threats for 2012 and 2013. File was started to help prepare for a panel on the same subject at SANS Security West, May 6 - 11 2011 San Diego and also for an upcoming Keynote. Love to hear y…
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  • The Attack Surface Problem
    One of the most important things to understand about defense in depthis attack surface. We can define attack surface as our exposure, thereachable and exploitable vulnerabilities that we have.
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  • Security Leadership Essentials Fairway Markers
    This document is known as the "fairway markers" for SANS Security Essentials. It reflects the newest version of the course which will be taught for the first time December 2010 in Washington DC ( SANS CDI ). We invite alumni of the course to review t…
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  • Eric Cole Emerging Threats Summary 2010
    Here are Dr. Eric Cole's top eleven security issues for 2011 - 2012.
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  • Stephen Northcutt's Security Predictions for 2011 and 2012
    In addition to the work that I have done roundingup other people's thoughts, I also work as a futurist for IT and ITSecurity, and this is my set of predictions for 2011 and 2012. I hope they are useful toyou.
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