The Dynamic Nature of Virtualization Security: The need for real-time vulnerability management and risk assessment

The cornerstones of a proactive security strategy are vulnerability management and risk assessment. However, traditional "scan-and-patch" vulnerability scanning approaches are inadequate for dynamic, virtualized environments. Traditional scanners cannot track changes in real time, so they cannot accurately measure constantly changing risks. Anyone charged with securing IT assets needs to understand the dynamic security risks inherent to virtualized environments, and more importantly, what to do to mitigate those risks. This whitepaper explores the challenges of securing a virtualized environment and gives actionable solutions to address them.

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SpectorSoft

The SpectorSoft mission is to provide world-class software and support that enables our customers to protect their most valuable assets, reduce their risk, and gain unparalleled visibility into their operations. SpectorSoft is an innovator in actionable User Behavior Analytics and the global leader in User Activity Monitoring. More than 36,000 companies, schools, and government entities worldwide utilize SpectorSoft solutions to gain insight into the user activity on their network, and enjoy the security and productivity increases that come with it.

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2020 Cyber Security Predictions

whitePaper | January 28, 2020

This year there are some common themes that endure, so we’ll highlight these as “work in progress”. Transformations often take longer than 12 months to be identifi ed as necessary, to be executed and to become established. However, there are other themes emerging through a combination of drivers from audit, compliance security and governance that are now showing signs of infl uencing the way that cyber risks are managed in a much shorter timescale.

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Cyber Security for Business

whitePaper | December 17, 2019

At CGI, cyber security is part of everything we do. For more than 40 years, we have helped clients manage complex security challenges with a business focused approach – protecting what is most valuable to them. As our economy becomes even more digital in nature, securing our organisations against cyber-attacks and data breaches has become one of the most important business issues facing senior management.

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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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Cyber Security After the Pandemic

whitePaper | April 29, 2021

The cyber security industry has faced two major sets of challenges over the last twelve months. The attacks and exploits affecting Solar Winds, Accellion, Microsoft and their customers have focused attention on supply chain risk, but the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been felt more broadly across cyber security domains and disciplines.

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The Cyber Resilience Blueprint: A New Perspective on Security

whitePaper | December 15, 2019

In this sophisticated threat environment, traditional security tactics are failing. Symantec encourages organizations to revisit their security posture to build a more cyber resilient enterprise. Resilience is not defined by a series of checklists, but through evaluations based on the current threat environment and the acceptable risk level for the organization.

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VIRSEC ® SECURITY PLATFORM

whitePaper | December 10, 2019

Advanced application attacks that weaponize at runtime (WRT) are increasingly putting businesses at risk. These attacks challenge application security by leveraging fileless malware, memory corruption and uncommon vulnerabilities to evade traditional security solutions. WRTs manipulate legitimate processes and enable stealthy execution of malicious code, resulting in data breaches, damaged infrastructure, and financial losses.

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Spotlight

SpectorSoft

The SpectorSoft mission is to provide world-class software and support that enables our customers to protect their most valuable assets, reduce their risk, and gain unparalleled visibility into their operations. SpectorSoft is an innovator in actionable User Behavior Analytics and the global leader in User Activity Monitoring. More than 36,000 companies, schools, and government entities worldwide utilize SpectorSoft solutions to gain insight into the user activity on their network, and enjoy the security and productivity increases that come with it.

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