Driven by the need for richer threat context, the Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions category is gaining a lot of “market buzz” so far in 2021. In recent months, the industry analyst community has accelerated its research efforts in this area to help guide the market towards a common understanding of XDR.
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Newer versions of Windows 10 (build 1809 - 2018-present) may be vulnerable to a local privilege escalation enabled by misconfiguration on the Security Account Manager (SAM) database file. SAM is a database file that stores password hashes for all local user accounts. (This file can be found in folder
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When it comes to managing the security of their data and business-technology systems, many healthcare enterprises focus heavily on regulatory compliance efforts, such as their HIPAA security and patient privacy mandates. This is for an excellent reason — noncompliance can lead to costly fines and the ire of regulators. While it’s likely that focusing on regulatory compliance can incrementally improve security, that shift alone won’t take the organization to the level of security maturity it needs to have to protect against today’s threats such as ransomwar.
Come August, the Bitdefender team – along with some 20K security and InfoSec professionals – will descend on Las Vegas for four days of revelry on and about the latest security risks, research, and trends.
- Bitdefender identified a new attack attributed to a sophisticated actor offering advanced-persistent-threats-as-a-service
- The targeted company is engaged in architectural projects with billion-dollar luxury real-estate developers in New York, London, Australia and Oman
- The Bitdefender technology stacks detect the used payloads as well as the malicious behavior
- EDR alerts require rapid and thorough investigation and response to deliver beneficial security outcomes
- Your business may be at risk and attackers can sneak in and remain if you don’t keep on top of your alerts
- Upgrading to MDR lets you quickly and painlessly add network security analytics visibility to your defenses
- MDR brings critical security response capabilities found at Fortune 500 companies to midmarket customers
Raising defenses to meet the demands of the changing threatscape
While digital transformation and the e-commerce bubble in late '90s have reshaped the way companies do business, increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks call for immediate and sometimes overly complex defenses. Security tool vendors have been more than willing to provide an ever expanding array of tools and technologies, many with dubious value.
A look back on 2018 shows the financial services industry turned out to be the most at risk, with security incidents and breaches skyrocketing. Top threats to the financial services industry include cloud security and third-party risks, while the most prevalent techniques are DDoS, social engineering, spear-phishing, ransomware and insider threats, according to a Bitdefender white paper.
The financial services industry has been one of the most targeted in 2018, with third-party risks still the main cause of data breaches in this sector. Almost 50 percent of financial institutions were breached in the past year, found a survey conducted by Bitdefender, while almost 60 percent experienced an advanced persistent attack or seen signs of suspicious behavior in their infrastructure.
The increase in cloud adoption has significantly impacted the way organizations think about security, in the sense that threat visibility into infrastructures has become mandatory in light of how the threat landscape has evolved. Starting from the premise that threat actors can and will breach infrastructures, organizations need to begin focusing on detecting and responding to these breaches as swiftly as possible to restore affected environments, ensure business continuity, and stay compliant with new regulations.