RiskIQ released a report analyzing the company’s internet-wide telemetry and massive internet data collection to reveal the true extent of the modern corporate digital attack surface. Digital attack surface challenges “Today, organizations are responsible for defending not only their internal network but also their digital presence across the internet and the cloud,” said Lou Manousos,…

Enterprises are slow to abandon manual processes, despite being short staffed, as the lack of automation, coupled with increasing network complexity risk and lack of visibility contribute to costly misconfigurations and increased risk, a FireMon report reveals. The report features feedback from nearly 600 respondents, including 20% from the executive ranks, detailing ongoing firewall operations…

Organizations investing in security analytics and machine learning to tackle cyberthreats

IT security’s greatest inhibitor to success is contending with too much security data. To address this challenge, 47 percent of IT security professionals acknowledged their organization’s intent to acquire advanced security analytics solutions that incorporate machine learning (ML) technology within the next 12 months. Such investments help to mitigate the risks of advanced cyberthreats missed…

Configuring the Windows firewall

Show of hands—How many of you have heard someone say something like this: “You don’t need an extra firewall. The one that comes with Windows is sufficient for home users”. While this may be true for the default settings when it comes to protection, how many who have heard this remark are able to check…