By now, you’ve likely heard that the next wireless security protocol has been announced by the Wi-Fi Alliance. WPA3, builds on previous Wi-fi Protected access standards and is designed to address issues with encryption in the previous standard (such as the KRACK exploit on WPA2 revealed late last year). The new standard will utilize 192-bitencrpytion and Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (OWE) which will ensure communications between router and device each use their own encryption keys, rather than sharing data. There are also new protections against dictionary attacks. The standard is not likely to be broadly adopted until 2019 and may require new hardware if updated firmware is not issued for existing devices.
SIEM is a valuable tool in your organization’s security program. These tools can collect and correlate data from a wide range of disparate devices to intelligently identify suspicious activity. However, without proper planning and preparation, these enterprise software purchases can quickly become shelfware. Here are a few ways traditional SIEMs can let you down:
If you are thinking of buying a managed detection and response (MDR) service, then you already know how these services can help your organization achieve security and compliance while reducing costs. These services can help by extending your team and offloading certain tasks related to security monitoring to a third-party, freeing up your team to better focus their efforts. But do you know what to look for in managed detection and response vendors? What sets some providers apart from others? Here are four important items to consider when buying an MDR:
Cyber attacks are waged against organizations of all sizes and industries. It is more critical than ever that these organizations find ways to effectively detect and mitigate threats. For organizations looking to build out their threat detection capabilities and avoid disaster, here are 5 steps to effective threat detection:
At Cygilant, prospective customers are in constant research for what is a strong MDR, but there is little agreement in the industry for what makes a comprehensive MDR service. Before we go in-depth, do you remember this security acronym? If not, we have a handy refresher: What is Managed Detection and Response (MDR). In this blog post, we hope to advise you on the three most common components of any MDR. Feel free to include these components in your vendor matrices; the findings will surprise you.
Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) have been touted as the cure-all to security and compliance woes. The most common type of system sits on the network and inspects all inbound packets. An IDS/IPS is designed to inspect incoming packets to see if they are part of a malicious attack and drop or alert on the packets which are. But like most technologies, IDS/IPS has numerous limitations and pitfalls that vendors of these systems don’t want you to know. When considering how best to protect your organization’s network and an IDS/IPS is in the running, you should consider the following five key limitations.
Have you been thinking about using Security as a Service to supplement your team? If any of the statements below apply to your company, it’s time to stop thinking about it and start a new approach that incorporates Security as a Service into your operations.
Cyber attacks frequently target personal and business data and it is critical to respond quickly to minimize the damage should a breach occur. Cyber incident responseincludes those plans and activities undertaken to identify, investigate, remediate, and assess damage and prevent further damage. It’s important for organizations to have a well-thought-out cyber incident response plan that includes detailed blueprints of the activities and owners for how your organization will respond to a security incident.