Security Whitepapers

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Infographic: Advanced Security from the Inside with VMware NSX
By VMware Australia | 29/6/2016

Okay, you've secured the perimeter of your Data Centre.

But what about those threats that infiltrate, lie dormant and then attack your critical systems from within?

Now, with micro-segmentation, you can implement fine-grained policies and network controls within each of your Data Centre components. It's an incredibly flexible and scalable approach.

And thanks to VMware NSX®, you can achieve this with your existing infrastructure, applications and security products.

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How to proactively manage cyber security threats
By Stickman Consulting | 27/6/2016

The consequences of a cyber-attack can be devastating, such as loss of customer confidence, ruined reputation and costly legal ramifications. Not to mention the potential destruction of your entire business. To be fully effective, cyber security must be proactively managed and owned at board level. Not not just by the IT department. It needs to be broad in scope, and senior management needs to recognise that it’s a whole of business challenge.

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Privileged Users: Superman or Superthreat?
By Forcepoint | 24/6/2016

Privileged Users are, without a doubt, the most dangerous cybersecurity threat as they continue to cost organizations billions in corporate losses. Additionally, the risk to your bottom line and of intellectual property theft isn’t limited to a certain industry. It happens across the board from the financial sector to energy and healthcare to the federal government. So who are Privileged Users and how are they remaining in the shadows uncontested?

This whitepaper will help identify who Privileged Users are in your organization. It will also explain why Privileged Users present a greater risk than other employees, and whether or not your organization could be at risk. Finally, it will provide you with best practices and strategies for mitigating the threat.

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Defeating The Threat From Within
By Forcepoint | 24/6/2016

All networks are vulnerable because they have people using them. These are ordinary users focusing on getting their job done, not worrying about security. It is dangerous to assume that your workforce is “too smart” to avoid breaches. Understand that 94% of your employees will potentially be duped by a socially-engineered, targeted phishing scam. You can no longer afford to have just the traditional security solutions on your networks. These solutions will not offer you enough protection from within your organization. As CISO, you are going to need a new plan for dealing with Insider Threats. Your organization is at risk - get the latest report on the new wave of Insider Threats and start planning now.

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Evolving Protection Against Evolving Security Threats
By Advent One | 22/6/2016

As the nature of IT security threats evolve, the difference between an organisation susceptible to a catastrophic incident, and an organisation that is resilient in the face of sustained attacks, will be sound practices, good tools, an excellent culture and a trusted security partner.

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Building a World-Class Web Application Security Program: Microsoft Uses AppSpider
By Rapid 7 | 2/6/2016

When Microsoft undertook an extensive evaluation of Web Application Vulnerability scanning solutions on the market, the company’s Cloud and Enterprise Security Services team knew it would be no small task. Microsoft wanted to build a world class, scalable Web App Vulnerability scanning service that would serve all of their different service teams in building secure applications. Top on the list of technical aspects was whether the Web App Vuln Scanning solution could handle the general scale of a company as large as Microsoft.

Read this case-study to learn what factors went into Microsoft’s key decision criteria in deciding on a web application program for its project.

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The Attacker’s Dictionary
By Rapid 7 | 2/6/2016

This research report is the result of a year long data collection program of opportunistic credential scanning data from Heisenberg, Rapid7’s public-facing network of low-interaction honeypots.

Instead of focusing on the type of passwords end users typically pick, this data shows what passwords opportunistic scanners are using in order to test and likely compromise Internet connected point of sale systems, kiosks, and desktop PCs which offer Remote Desktop Protocol service for remote management.

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10 Reasons to Strengthen Security with App and Desktop Virtualization
By Citrix | 25/5/2016

Regain control and reduce risk without sacrificing business productivity and growth.

By using virtualization, organisations can pursue top priorities such as mobility, flexwork and consumerization while effectively managing risk, securing information, supporting global compliance and strengthening business continuity planning.

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By HP | 26/4/2016

Computer vendors have carefully straddled the line between laptop and tablet, distributing features in both directionsas end-user demand transitions from one form factor to the other. Recent consolidation around convertible devices, which combine both form factors into a single coherent unit, has turbocharged the tablet into a productivity tool that is gaining currency amongst business users whose primary needs include productivity tools and access to cloud services.

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Detecting a Phising Email
By LogRhythm | 19/4/2016

It is critical to take proactive measures to protect yourself and your organisation’s security. Being vigilant and educating staff on the potential dangers of phising emails is a critical step in protection. This infographic illustrates the 10 things you need to know spot and handle phising email.

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