Network Penetration Test | What Is It and Why Do We Need It?
Virtual thieves, attackers, accidental mishaps all pose significant threats to an organization’s information assets. To gain an understanding of the potential threats and also to establish effective controls to protect corporate assets, businesses perform penetration testing against their internal IT infrastructure. The purpose of these tests is to simulate real-world attacks and identify risks before malicious users can exploit them. This paper will provide insight with regard to why an organization conducts a penetration test and the derived benefit.
Responding to a data breach | Best Practices
Many security experts will assert that it is only a matter of time before most organizations will suffer a breach of some magnitude. How effectively you are able to respond to an attack is going to make a world of difference in your recovery. Having a strong incident response plan in place will help you quickly regain your security, preserve evidence and minimize the impact of the breach.
Security Strategy in Six Steps | Building a Robust Security Program
There is really no magic bullet for designing and implementing an information security strategy. Nor can it be compressed into merely six steps. However, all of the required considerations, tasks, activities, etc. can be condensed into a set of six logical phases or steps that are geared toward the construction of an effective security strategy.
SIEM Management Styles | What Will Work Best For The Organization?
At the basic level, security monitoring is a discipline that interprets event data from a variety of log sources and correlates them to enhance detection and incident response capabilities. It is not easy for most organizations to deploy a SIEM program, and even if deployed properly SIEM programs can stall out after implementation. A successful SIEM program needs resources to support and feed the processes. SIEM programs can be jump started and expanded with knowledgeable professionals and the right style of management.
Security Operations Center: Build or Buy?
Are you considering establishing a security operations center within your security program? Should you develop an internal security operations center or approach a third-party vendor? VioPoint presents a white paper comparing and contrasting the options of developing an internal security operations center or seeking a managed service provider to provide a security operations center as a service.
Back to Basics – Vulnerability Management: A Maturity Approach
Implementing a vulnerability management (VM) program provides visibility into your networked assets and identifies potential threats to the infrastructure. It’s also a foundational element to managing an effective IT risk management program. In this white paper VioPoint presents the basics of vulnerability management and highlights efficiencies that can be achieved through automating and maturing a VM program.
The ABC’s of Web Security: Making SMB Sites Safe for Customers
Imagine a thief skulking around a mall parking lot. While that thief could go through the trouble of risk of detection by breaking windows to steal from some cars, he’s probably going to simply move from car to car checking for open doors. And more likely than not, at least a few of those car owners will have kindly left their doors unlocked. Guess which cars in this scenario are most likely to be hit?
You can think of Web application security in the same way. Defend against the most convenient break-in methods used by hackers and you’re likely to avoid most types of break-ins.
So how do organizations go about the process of locking the proverbial doors on their Web apps?
In this white paper, Cenzic, a leader in Web application security, describes the ABC’s of application security not as a checklist, but as a continuous protection cycle.
Denial of Service Attacks: a Comprehensive Guide to Trends, Techniques, and Technologies
On hacker forums, denial of service remains the most discussed topic. Hackers continue to develop tools to optimize this attack method. Why? Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks do not seek to breach data integrity or privacy; they can be conducted without the requirement of identifying vulnerabilities to exploit the application. This report catalogs the latest trends, techniques and technologies deployed by hackers and gives security professionals specific steps to mitigate the threat.
Tips on Implementing an Effective Vendor Risk Management Program
Are your vendors protecting your data? Outsoucing critical services and data can complicate an organization’s ability to effectively manage the security and compliance of their critical assets.
In this paper VioPoint provides tips on building and managing an effective Vendor Risk Management Program.
Back to Basics – SIEM: A Realistic Approach to SIEM Deployments
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) technologies can significantly improve an organization’s detection posture, but successfully deploying security programs like this can be challenging in today’s evolving landscape, especially in the face of budget and resource constraints.
In this paper, discover a realistic approach to effective SIEM projects including the following:
- Fundamental basics that must be established
- Critical success factors for avoiding stalled projects
- Utilizing metrics to help executive management understand the value of this investment
The Changing Landscape of Network Penetration Testing
Virtual thieves, attackers, and accidental mishaps all pose significant threats to your information assets. To understand potential exposures and establish controls that protect corporate assets, businesses perform vulnerability assessments and penetration tests against their infrastructure. The purpose of these tests is to mimic real world attacks and identify risks before malicious users can exploit them.
In this paper VioPoint provides insight on how traditional attacks have evolved and why it’s important for security professionals to keep up with the trends by adapting their security testing.