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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,…
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  • 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).
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  • 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

  • Cloud Application Security – Risks, Questions, Insights, and Solutions
    Cloud-based applications have helped make a new world of work possible. But they have also opened up the doors to new risks and threats, such as ransomware by remote desktop takeover and data loss through unprotected cloud storage use.The post Cloud…
    - 26 days ago 1 Jul 21, 8:00am -
  • Cisco Umbrella recognized as simple, effective cloud security for small and midsize companies
    Like most events, RSA was held remotely this year. And while we’re all very accustomed to virtual events by now, I dearly missed seeing my colleagues, friends in the industry and especially our wonderful customers. And we didn’t get the chance to…
    - 33 days ago 24 Jun 21, 8:00am -
  • Announcing new Cisco Umbrella package maximizing IT security for remote workers
    As we collectively work through the pandemic, it’s clear that more and more organizations are embracing “hybrid work” as their future – where some employees work in the office, others work from home, and some work fully remote. While remote…
    - 35 days ago 22 Jun 21, 8:00am -
  • Cloud security benefits: staying protected as digital boundaries expand
    Roaming users, remote offices with direct internet access, cloud and SaaS applications — today’s workplace needs have evolved beyond the capabilities of traditional perimeter-based security. As the digital perimeter expands outwards it’s import…
    - 49 days ago 8 Jun 21, 8:00am -
  • Backdoors, RATs, Loaders evasion techniques
    In this second edition of the Cybersecurity Threat Spotlight, we’re examining the most important current threats including a backdoor threat,  a remote access trojan (RAT), and a loader. Obfuscation, encryption, weaponization of normally benign fi…
    - 56 days ago 1 Jun 21, 8:00am -
  • Expanding SASE threat protection and cybersecurity package options
    The world is shifting towards a more distributed workforce — and, with recent global events, the trend is only accelerating. From big global enterprises to smaller local businesses, and everything in between, people now work anywhere and everywhere…
    - 71 days ago 17 May 21, 8:00am -
  • Cisco Umbrella launches new data center in Madrid, Spain
    Cisco Umbrella is proud to announce the addition of our most recent global cloud data center, Spain! Our DC is located in Silicon Alley, not to be confused with Silicon Valley. We chose this location because it resides in the heart of connectivity an…
    - 75 days ago 13 May 21, 7:02am -

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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