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Cyber risk report 2013

The “Cyber risk report 2013 Executive summary” presents the major findings of HP Security Research’s comprehensive dive into today’s cyber vulnerability and threat landscape. It provides information you need to effectively plan your cyber security strategy and deploy your defenses. The summary concludes that security is about an integrated, systematic approach that includes both protective and reactive measures. Read it to learn: • What are the major trends in software vulnerabilities? • How prevalent is mobile malware? • What are the most common problems found in mobile apps? • How vulnerable are JAVA applications? • What is the danger of misconfigured systems?

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Not Your Father’s IPS: SANS Survey on Network Security Results

With cyber crime on the rise, many organizations rely on intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to detect and stop attacks. But to counter increasingly sophisticated threats, IPS is evolving into next-generation IPS (NGIPS). What drives the need for these new systems? And how are they different from earlier IPS?
This study details a survey of 439 IT security and network professionals conducted by the SANS Institute. It explores use of IPS within respondents’ organizations and their plans for future NGIPS. Read the results to understand how contemporaries are using IPS and how NGIPS is evolving to counter today’s cyber threat.

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Next Generation Enterprise Network Security Solutions: The Importance of Incorporating Vulnerability Intelligence

Hackers are quick to exploit newly discovered vulnerabilities in the software enterprises deploy and use. Traditional security defenses rely on known attack signatures, so they often fail to detect attacks that exploit new vulnerabilities. HP TippingPoint Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) and Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) combine technology that focuses on the root problems common to multiple threats with the latest vulnerability intelligence provided by HP Security Research and supported by more than 3,000 external security researchers. This enables them to block new threats that escape detection by traditional threat pattern recognition with minimal impact on network performance.

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Building a Better Network Security Strategy

In today's global, always-on world, network security is crucial. Enterprises need to ensure that employees accessing their networks are secure at all times. A comprehensive network security solution needs to include a number of factors, including network reliability, resources for managing the network, network features and functions, and full integration. This Slashdot Pulse offers insight into IT professionals who currently manage network security, giving readers a glimpse into real-word security plans and tactics.

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8 Ways To Better Monitor Network Security Threats in the Age of BYOD

Today's workforce is highly mobile. They don't just work on laptops, they also use smartphones, tablets and other devices, many of which they brought into the enterprise themselves. In addition, these workers don't stay put. While many work from the office, most access corporate networks and data from a variety of locations, including home offices, airports, hotels, and wide area networks, often using any or all of the aforementioned devices. Identifying and managing network security risks in this environment is a non-stop, 24/7 challenge for even the most seasoned IT security professionals. This SlashGuide offers unique insight and analysis into how network security professionals can better identify, manage, and contain the leading network security risk factors that arise from a mobile, always-on workforce. This paper arms IT security professionals with the information they need to better manage and mitigate these network security risks, giving them actionable tips they can put into practice today.

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Why you need a next-generation firewall:

Next-generation (NG) firewalls, with features such as deep packet inspection, intrusion detection, application identification, and granular control, are important weapons in the battle against hacking and malware. Mobile applications have taken the overall scheme of corporate IT, and NG firewalls enable organizations to incorporate full-stack inspection to support intrusion prevention. This white paper explores the reasons for implementing NG firewalls and lays out a path to success for overburdened IT organizations.

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Bot threat

Some of the most serious threats networks face today are “bots,” remotely controlled robotic programs that strike in many different ways and deliver destructive payloads, self-propagating to infect more and more systems and eventually forming a “botnet.” Download this whitepaper and learn how bots work and how, by adopting the right strategy, you can use a defense-in-depth strategy to effectively prevent direct attacks against your critical systems.

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Mapping security for your virtual environment

Is management of a virtualized environment a major concern? Does your business need a technology that helps you secure your virtual environments? With the growing popularity of virtualization in enterprise data centers, you need a virtual security solution that allows you to confidently adopt virtualization throughout your data center without compromising on your existing security postures. Read this white paper to learn more.

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