Case Study: How Financial Services Firms Can Defend Against DDoS Attacks

DDoS attacks against financial firms have continued to grow in size and frequency. The specific tactics and sophistication of the attacks have evolved rapidly. Outages have prevented customers and prospects from opening new accounts, viewing account and billing information, conducting online transactions and accessing brand and product information. In other cases, while sites have technically been available during an attack, DDoS defense measures have caused response times to degrade up to 30 to 50 seconds, making sites effectively down from an end-user perspective.

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Cyber Security: Defending your digital business

whitePaper | November 13, 2019

Your business relies on its technology – but lurking around the corner are intruders who can disrupt or devalue your operations. This report shines a light on the sources of the problem, and how you can establish the control you need to get the best from IT. In every corner of the globe, businesses are building new capabilities thatrely on technology. Small businesses are automating previously‐manual processes and digitizing key tasks and information sources. At the same time, large enterprises are dedicating vast resources to analytics and to digital transformation – capitalizing on the reach and opportunities enabled by digitalized processes.

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Network Traffic Analysis (NTA): A Cybersecurity ‘Quick Win’

whitePaper | February 27, 2020

According to research from ESG and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), 91% of cybersecurity professionals believe that most organizations are either extremely or somewhat vulnerable to a significant cyber-attack or data breach.1 This level of cyber-risk demands immediate attention and action from CISOs, CIOs, and business executives. As a result, 62% of organizations plan to increase cybersecurity spending in 2020.2 Here’s the problem: Increasing security budgets alone isn’t enough. CISOs need quick and easy wins that can greatly bolster security efficacy and streamline operations without demanding massive projects and vast resources. There is a lot of work ahead. This white paper concludes.

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INDUSTRIAL CYBER RISK MANAGEMENT

whitePaper | May 21, 2021

Critical infrastructure owners and operators have managed industrial risk for hundreds of years. This risk is usually measured in impact to health, safety, and reliability. As these industrial systems become increasingly digitized, so does the risk. What were once seen as isolated, manual processes have become reliant on communication networks and digital devices.

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Security Operations Maturity Model

whitePaper | February 20, 2020

As the threat landscape continues to evolve, your cybersecurity efforts must follow suit. With your security operations center (SOC) at the core of your offense against threats, you must ensure that it can handle anything that comes its way. To be effective, you need to mature your SOC to stop threats early — before damage occurs. Whether your SOC is a virtual team of two to three or a 24x7 operation, maturing your security operations capabilities will help you achieve a faster mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to respond (MTTR) to cyberthreats. This white paper explores LogRhythm’s Security Operations Maturity Model (SOMM), which explains how to measure the effectiveness of your security operations. Through the model, you can learn how to mature your security operations capabilities, improving your resilience to cyberthreats.

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Understanding Ransomware and Strategies to Defeat it

whitePaper | March 5, 2020

Held Hostage in Hollywood: In February 2016 the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, in Los Angeles, paid a ransom of about US$17,000 to hackers who infiltrated and disabled its computer network with ransomware. The hospital paid the ransom of 40 Bitcoins (currently worth about $16,664) after a “network infiltration” began on February 5, when employees reported being unable to access the hospital’s network and electronic medical records system. “The malware locked access to certain computer systems and prevented us from sharing communications electronically,” said hospital CEO Allen Stefanek.

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Cyber Risk Appetite: Defining and Understanding Risk in the Modern Enterprise

whitePaper | January 16, 2020

Managing risk is a balancing act for organizations of all sizes and disciplines. While some organizations take on too much risk, others arguably do not take on enough. Complicating this equation is the emergence of cyber as one of the most impactful sources of risk in the modern enterprise. In fact, cyber security is now increasingly reviewed by corporate boards of directors and often discussed with financial analysts who see cyber security risk as an imminent and paramount business risk. Because the consequences of cyber security failures can be damaging to business revenues and brand reputation, CEOs have lost their positions as a result of data breaches and inept preparation and planning.

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Absolute provides persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions for computers, tablets, and smartphones. Our customers rely on us to provide them with a unique and trusted layer of security so they can manage mobility while remaining firmly in control. By providing them with a persistent connection to all of their devices, our customers can secure endpoints, assess risk, and respond appropriately to security incidents.

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