McAfee Labs Threats Report August 2019

August 29, 2019

Welcome to the McAfee Labs Threats Report, August 2019. In this edition, we highlight the significant investigative research and trends in threats statistics and observations in the evolving threat landscape gathered by the McAfee® Advanced Threat Research and McAfee® Labs teams in Q1 of 2019. In the first quarter of 2019, ransomware attacks grew by 118%, new ransomware families were detected, and threat actors used innovative techniques.

Spotlight

RedSeal, Inc.

RedSeal puts power in decision makers’ hands with the essential cybersecurity analytics platform for building digitally resilient organizations. RedSeal’s Digital Resilience Score, modeled after a creditworthiness score, measures how prepared an organization is to respond to an incident and quickly rebound. The company’s platform adds value to existing network devices by working with them and building a network model. With this, customers can understand the state of their networks, measure resilience, verify compliance, and accelerate incident response. RedSeal’s customers are Global 2000 corporations and government agencies that depend on the most sophisticated security.

OTHER WHITEPAPERS
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White Paper on Cyber Security Securing Video Surveillance Devices to Close Network Vulnerabilities

whitePaper | February 19, 2020

We live in an increasingly connected world, where more and more devices and systems are networked and shared with other systems. Convenience is a main driver behind this trend, as people have come to expect the ability to connect to and control devices and systems anywhere, anytime. However, there is a downside to the unprecedented level of convenience provided by the growing number of networked devices, namely increased security risk. Because each device is an endpoint for networks, they introduce the potential to become entry points for hackers and others with malicious intents. In fact, in many of the most high-profile data breaches that have occurred recently, hackers were able to access corporate networks through POS, HVAC and other networked systems that failed to provide an adequate level of security to prevent these types of breaches.

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How to Reduce the Risk of Phishing and Ransomware

whitePaper | March 21, 2021

Cybersecurity challenges abound for organizations across the world. The tsunami of phishing attacks that threaten account compromise, data breaches and malware infection remains a critical threat to neutralize. Ransomware is a second critical threat, with a well-played ransomware attack capable of bringing an organization to a complete halt, and in some cases putting it out of business permanently (e.g., Travelex1 and Vastaamo2.

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Ransomware: How to prevent, predict, detect & respond

whitePaper | January 9, 2020

The malicious programs known as ransomware have attracted a significant amount of coverage in the mainstream media over the last few years, as major companies and organizations announced that their operations had been affected by the threat. Examples of affected businesses include hospitals, universities and major international corporations [2, 3]. Despite the alarming nature of the threat, the way ransomware gains entry onto a user’s device is actually no different from the methods used by other threats. Ransomware is most commonly spread by two methods.

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Best Practices for Row Level Security with Entitlements Tables

whitePaper | September 16, 2022

Row Level Security (RLS) in Tableau refers to restricting the rows of data a certain user can see in a given workbook or data source at the time they view the data. It contrasts with permissions within Tableau Server (or Tableau Online), which are used to control access to content and feature functionality.

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Is Cyber Security Meeting Today’s Intensifying Challenges?

whitePaper | September 22, 2022

Cybersecurity has always been critical, but it’s taken on new urgency today. Cyberattacks have escalated in intensity and volume. At the same time, IT is experiencing the pressing challenges of a technology modernization revolution. Driving this tech revolution are remote work environments, a skills shortage and unprecedented growth in cloud deployments. These developments bring increasing requirements to proactively secure environments, deflect risks and rapidly respond to cyberattacks.

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Cybersecurity: A Comprehensive Risk Management Approach for Healthcare

whitePaper | August 19, 2022

Healthcare entities continue to face evolving cybersecurity threats that can put patient safety, privacy and operations at risk. Health information security breaches occur daily and will continue to accelerate as cyber-criminals recognize the value of patient data and the critical need for provider organizations to keep systems up and running. The cost of a data breach is astounding, and one few healthcare organizations can absorb as they continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Spotlight

RedSeal, Inc.

RedSeal puts power in decision makers’ hands with the essential cybersecurity analytics platform for building digitally resilient organizations. RedSeal’s Digital Resilience Score, modeled after a creditworthiness score, measures how prepared an organization is to respond to an incident and quickly rebound. The company’s platform adds value to existing network devices by working with them and building a network model. With this, customers can understand the state of their networks, measure resilience, verify compliance, and accelerate incident response. RedSeal’s customers are Global 2000 corporations and government agencies that depend on the most sophisticated security.

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