Security Layer 11
COMBATS: WIDE-SCALE ATTACKS WITH KNOWN SIGNATURES | MALWARE VIA NON-STANDARD PORTS
Next-generation firewalls (NFGW) are the massive, foreboding walls
that defend your traditional core network. When properly deployed,
next-generation firewalls are tremendously successful at stopping
known cyber attacks.
Security Layer 11
Layer Security 10
COMBATS: SHADOW IT | mALWARE IN CLOUD APPLICATIONS
Shadow IT is a growing risk for many organizations. Employees often
don’t have ill intentions and just want to complete their work, but
nevertheless they can introduce unverified or untested applications or
services into your network, leaving your organization vulnerable.
Security Layer 9
COMBATS: PROCESSOR THREATS | SIDE-CHANNEL ATTACKS
The most disturbing vulnerabilities — and potentially future attack
vectors — are occurring at the processor level. Advanced side-channel
threats, like MDS, Spoiler, Spectre, Meltdown, Foreshadow and
PortSmash, are shifting the cyber war to an entirely new arena, which
is extremely difficult to monitor or patch.
Security Layer 8
COMBATS: NEW OR 'NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN' THREATS
The use of cloud or network sandboxing services complements the power
of your firewall. This technology delivers real-time inspection of suspicious
files that firewalls don’t have a known signature to check against.
Security Layer 7
COMBATS: ENCRYPTED MALWARE
What better way to launch a successful attack than to hide it from
discovery? Smart cyber criminals mask their attacks inside traffic
encrypted by SSL/TLS standards. This helps them sneak malware by a single-layer network defense.
Security Layer 6
COMBATS : DEVICE COMPROMISE | MALWARE | UNKNOWN USB DRIVES
End-users’ curiosity is a risk factor in itself. Forever seeking connectivity,
users will often connect to any available network without considering
Security Layer 5
COMBATS: DEVICE COMPROMISE
Just because employees or users are within the perimeter of your
network, doesn’t mean any and all threats have been mitigated.
In the modern work environment, users are connected
through the wireless network via Wi-Fi access points.
Security Layer 4
COMBATS: DEVICE COMPROMISE | MALWARE
Security would be much easier if organizations only had to maintain
oversite of a controlled, defined environment. However users and devices
move in and out of networks — and it is the organization’s responsibility
to ensure mobile workers have secure access when they leave the
Security Layer 3
COMBATS: PHISHING | BUSINESS EMAIL COMPROMISE (BEC) | ACCOUNT TAKEOVER (ATO)
The use of email — particularly in business settings — is unavoidable.
Because of this commonality, it remains one of the top attack vectors
for cyber-criminals, which leverage a salvo of phishing attacks and
business email compromise (BEC) campaigns.
Just when you thought cyber criminals couldn’t get smarter, along comes a new scamming technique. Previously used for safeguarding browsing activity, encryption tools are now used by hackers in carrying out phishing scams. This means some fraudulent sites may have HTTPS on their address, giving users a false sense of security.