- Identify – Are you exposed? Are your networks credentials for sale on the Dark Web?
- Protect- Are your endpoints protected? Is your network perimeter secure?
- Detect– Are you aware of suspicious activity? Do you have Visibility into your network?
- React– monitor your credentials, train your end users and develop your human firewall.
Although a heightened awareness of cybersecurity is becoming the new norm, many companies are struggling to secure their data in the face of increasingly sophisticated threats like phishing scams, ransomware, malware and botnets. According to the ITRC, the number of data breaches in the U.S. hit a new record high in 2017 with 1,579 incidents, a 44.7% increase over figures reported for 2016. Cybersecurity professionals are in a tight race with hackers to close vulnerabilities before they can be exploited, and many of them are losing.
Full awareness of all potential attack surfaces and reliable intelligence about threats are vital components of any organization’s self-defense against data breaches. The Dark Web is the hidden network where most stolen data is sold. There is a vast amount of information housed here, but few companies know how to access this data, evaluate it and minimize the damage it can cause.
Once exposed, your data can change ownership multiple times, especially if it is a valuable combination of information, attractive to cyber criminals. On the Dark Web, records are often made available in inexpensive bundles, being sold for as low as $10 per record. Much of this information is sensitive enough to do immediate damage, and fuels activities such as identity fraud, online extortion, credit card fraud, cyberespionage and even international money laundering.
Spear Phishing is an email targeted at a specific individual or department within an organization that appears to be from a trusted source. It’s actually cybercriminals attempting to steal confidential information.
A whopping 91% of cyberattacks and the resulting data breach begin with a “spear phishing” email, according to research from security software firm Trend Micro. This conclusively shows that end-users really are the weak link in IT security.
APT – Advanced Persistent Threats – abound! Organizations of all sizes have been plagued by sophisticated attacks that evade traditional signature-based defenses, resulting in the loss of personal information, millions of dollars, and permanent reputation damage. An APT Blocker puts a stop to these fast moving and persistent threats by using a next-generation cloud sandbox that simulates physical hardware, exposing malware designed to evade traditional network security defenses.