Data Breaches Are Still Accelerating Despite Bigger Budgets - There is a Solution!

Data Breaches Are Still Accelerating Despite Bigger Budgets - There is a Solution!

Soldiers in combat over the last century rapidly grow accustomed to the distant cacophony of artillery and bombs. Some even get desensitized to nearby explosions. How many of us react with shock and horror at a data breach headline? Few do. We all hear them rumbling in the distance all the time.

Look at all of the familiar names in this list of recent casualties: Sears, Kmart, Best Buy, Saks Fifth Ave, Lord & Taylor, Whole Foods, JC Penny, Walmart, Panera Bread, Sonic, Arby’s, AppleBees, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Under Armour, Orbitz, Atlantic City, Equifax, Yahoo, SunTrust Banks, Blue Shield of California, Western Union, Boeing, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and Bed Bath & Beyond.

CIO Applications Names AppGuard in Top 25 Cybersecurity Companies in 2018

CIO Applications Names AppGuard in Top 25 Cybersecurity Companies in 2018

AppGuard provides a new level of breach prevention, it does not require constant critical security patch updates and does not disrupt the user experience nor degrade system performance.

More Endpoint Protection with Less

More Endpoint Protection with Less

The Enterprise is Bloated with Cybersecurity Junk Food

Over the last decade, adversaries have been quite artful in managing to steal from the enterprise, mostly by compromising its poorly protected endpoints. Year after year, the adversaries and defenders add new tools and practices to their craft. The adversary simply discards one thing when something better exists. But for the enterprise, staying lean and fit is anything but easy.

"Meltdown" and "Spectre": Antivirus Tools Caught with Their Hands in the Windows Cookie Jar

"Meltdown" and "Spectre": Antivirus Tools Caught with Their Hands in the Windows Cookie Jar

The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in Intel and other CPU’s are most disturbing because these exist beneath the reach of software-based cyber controls to explicitly intervene. To mitigate risks from the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in Intel and other CPU’s, AppGuard customers need not do anything other than implement operating system patches, as should be done regardless. No unusual actions are necessary to implement these patches with AppGuard.

Cyber and Physical Security Come Together for First Time with Partnership between AppGuard and UFC Fighter and Green Beret Tim Kennedy’s Sheepdog Response

Cyber and Physical Security Come Together for First Time with Partnership between AppGuard and UFC Fighter and Green Beret Tim Kennedy’s Sheepdog Response

Through Partnership, Sheepdog will Offer its Physical Security Customers with Access to AppGuard Autonomous Endpoint Security, and AppGuard will provide its Customers with Access to Sheepdog’s Training

AppGuard Customers Protected Against Process Doppelgänging - Fileless Attack

AppGuard Customers Protected Against Process Doppelgänging - Fileless Attack

This week, researchers presented at Black Hat Europe in London information regarding an extremely dangerous new “fileless” attack vector that affects all Windows operating systems. The researchers observed that the attack bypasses many widely used endpoint security tools. AppGuard customers need NOT make any policy adjustments to mitigate risks from such attacks. AppGuard already blocks them.

Keep Calm And… Here Is A List Of Alarming Cybersecurity Statistics

Keep Calm And… Here Is A List Of Alarming Cybersecurity Statistics

It is clear that companies and individuals are playing games of catch up from a growing array of cyber adversaries. The following links are compiled from recent statistics pulled from a variety of articles and blogs. As we head deeper into 2017 and plan to defend our PCs, smartphones, and networks, it is worth taking note to prepare for the potential cybersecurity implications in our changing digital landscape.

Cyber Concepts - Categorizing Malicious Code Attacks

Cyber Concepts - Categorizing Malicious Code Attacks

These Categories will Help Simplify Endpoint Security Product Evaluation

The terms, names, and jargon cumulatively found reading cybersecurity articles even confuses and befuddles the people that write them. For years, anti-malware vendors and researchers have gained 15 minutes of fame after naming a malware family or variant they discovered and analyzed.  Now, there are zillions of them. The omnipresent keyword chaos literally complicates endpoint security.

Cyber Alerts - Big Data is a Big Human Problem for the C-Suite

Cyber Alerts - Big Data is a Big Human Problem for the C-Suite

Long said in movies and TV, it's the bullet that you don’t see that kills you. This was true for Target in 2011 where they missed the alerts their tools generated. This has remained so for many others ever since.

Pick an organization with 1000’s of employees. Look at the IT/Sec-Ops people as they really are. You’ll see cyber alerts fatigue that is driving up employee attrition in a landscape where skills gaps are large and recruiting costs are increasing. Worse, the enemies are still storming the enterprise.

Ransomware is the Most Urgent Threat to Healthcare Providers

Ransomware is the Most Urgent Threat to Healthcare Providers

Ransomware is the Clear and Present Danger Now

Probabilities, preparedness, and potential impact mean that Ransomware reigns supreme amongst healthcare provider threats. If you can’t treat patients because you don’t have access to medical equipment, records, billing processes, scheduling, or vital 3rd party services, the impact is immediate, pervasive, urgent, and even life threatening, far worse than HIPAA fines and other typical data breach consequences.

National ID - Best Remedy to Equifax-Like Breaches

National ID - Best Remedy to Equifax-Like Breaches

While most people worry that the Equifax data breach will cause a spike in identity theft and other cyber fraud, maybe we should be more concerned if this does NOT happen.

Articles about Equifax and the breach headlined periodicals not just in the trade rags but also in the mainstream. Such coverage surprises no one given the vast number of records that were compromised. But what of the countless breaches not headlined, not fully disclosed, and not discovered at all?

The Firing of the Equifax CEO, CIO and CISO Affects Most Organizations

The Firing of the Equifax CEO, CIO and CISO Affects Most Organizations

The Equifax breaches and subsequent firing of the CEO, CIO, and CISO are a giant canary in the enterprise world.  Their failures are far from unique. Most organizations struggle with the same issues too. But after a breach has occurred, challenges get reported as failures in the periodicals. Caricatures of what did or didn’t happen follow. Bigger issues are overlooked.