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How Organizations Can Defend Against Advanced Persistent Threats

How Organizations Can Defend Against Advanced Persistent Threats

Dec 25, 2019
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) have emerged to be legitimate concerns for all organizations. APTs are threat actors that breach networks and infrastructures and stealthily lurk within them over extended spans of time. They typically perform complex hacks that allow them to steal or destroy data and resources. According to Accenture , APTs have been organizing themselves into groups that enable them to share tactics and tools to carry out attacks at scale. Russian group Silence APT, for instance, has been reported to be actively targeting financial institutions and have successfully stolen millions of dollars from various banks worldwide. Smaller organizations also need to be wary of such threats. APT groups also use automated tools and botnets to gain access to networks, and these tactics don't discriminate based on size, industry, or value. Any vulnerable infrastructure can be breached. It is now critical for all organizations to understand how APTs operate and impleme
Log and Event Manager now with File Integrity Monitoring

Log and Event Manager now with File Integrity Monitoring

Dec 16, 2014
Security pros everywhere rely on SolarWinds Log & Event Manager for powerful, affordable, and efficient Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). Our All-In-One SIEM combines log management, event correlation, visualization, reporting, File Integrity Monitoring , USB defense, SQL database monitoring, and active response in a virtual appliance that's easy to deploy, manage, and use. We've designed our SIEM specifically for smaller security departments—providing the feature set you need without the complexity and cost. Gain the power of SIEM without spending a fortune or hiring an army Increase security visibility with 24x7 automated monitoring and real-time analysis Obtain broader compliance support, stronger security intelligence, and a faster time-to-respond duration with embedded file integrity monitoring and active response Tackle compliance, security, and insider threats with expert-developed, per-packaged templates and automated log management Perform rapid r
How Nation-State Actors Target Your Business: New Research Exposes Major SaaS Vulnerabilities

How Nation-State Actors Target Your Business: New Research Exposes Major SaaS Vulnerabilities

Feb 15, 2024SaaS Security / Risk Management
With many of the highly publicized 2023 cyber attacks revolving around one or more SaaS applications, SaaS has become a cause for genuine concern in many boardroom discussions. More so than ever, considering that GenAI applications are, in fact, SaaS applications. Wing Security (Wing), a SaaS security company, conducted an analysis of 493 SaaS-using companies in Q4 of 2023.  Their study reveals  how companies use SaaS today, and the wide variety of threats that result from that usage. This unique analysis provides rare and important insights into the breadth and depth of SaaS-related risks, but also provides practical tips to mitigate them and ensure SaaS can be widely used without compromising security posture.  The TL;DR Version Of SaaS Security 2023 brought some now infamous examples of malicious players leveraging or directly targeting SaaS, including the North Korean group UNC4899, 0ktapus ransomware group, and Russian Midnight Blizzard APT, which targeted well-known organizat
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