Until early 2020, the oft-heard pushback from legacy security practitioners was that cloud computing could never be as secure as on-premise operations. With the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically and rapidly expanding work-from-home demands, many "cloud naysayers" were forced to adopt at least some elements of the cloud.
As news of the SolarWinds Orion security breach continues to develop, the Ascend Technologies security team is closely monitoring updates and evaluating the impact on organizations like yours. This feed will be updated frequently with breaking news and expert insights directly from our Security Operations Centers (SOCs).
What cybersecurity protections do you need for your business?
Unfortunately, as the cyber risks to small and mid-sized organizations increase, it seems as though the expert recommendations are that you need all the cybersecurity protections you can get. While this is true in a sense, that doesn’t mean it has to be all or nothing.
Cybersecurity is complex — the vocabulary alone can be a barrier to many non-technical users just trying to understand what cybersecurity is and what it involves.
Seconds matter when you’re detecting threats, and they’re even more vital when a threat becomes a successful cyberattack.
Cyber criminals have no off season, neither should your security. Here’s a lineup of the cybersecurity solutions that team up to be your offense and defense.
Learn about the growing cyber threat that attackers use to make money… by taking yours.
Advanced attacks are out there.
Advanced malware threats are hiding in software applications many of us use daily and trust. So much so that legitimate software can be difficult to distinguish. New attack vectors are continuously being discovered and attackers are finding back doors onto your device to gather you or your company’s information.
What is the MITRE ATT&CK Product Evaluation?
The ATT&CK evaluation framework, according to MITRE, is a new development that provides a transparent, customer-centric approach to product evaluation for cyber detection software and solutions.
The ATT&CK evaluation framework is intended to help the different stakeholders in Detection & Response (“defenders and vendors”) work together to improve...
Finding the right people to fill cybersecurity positions in your organization is getting harder and harder.
In 2018, according to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), three in five organizations have unfilled cybersecurity or IT security positions, with 54% of companies saying it took over three months to fill those positions.
Traditional antivirus simply isn’t enough to fight the advanced, targeted attacks being deployed today.
How do you fight back? What solutions do you need to prevent the dramatic loss that can rampage through your company?
It’s time to fight back with the next generation of antivirus technology.
What’s your plan if an attack makes it past your defenses?
While there are many tools and technologies that fight to keep attackers out, it’s just as important to have a plan if those fail.
What sounds better? Proactively fighting potential threats or scrambling to pick up the pieces after an attacker has successfully made their way onto your system?
As threats continue to become more complex and targeted, it’s more important than ever to focus your efforts to minimize the risk before it’s too late. Vulnerability management is one way to do that.
A good disguise can go a long way.
Concealing your real identity and priorities can get you far, especially in cybersecurity.
When an attacker is disguised as a legitimate user, it’s harder to detect their presence, often until it’s too late. This is most evident during the cyberattack stage of lateral movement. To fight an attack at this stage, it’s important to know the objectives of...
The threat landscape is changing.
Fileless malware is a phrase that is rapidly picking up popularity in the cybersecurity industry. In fact, 77% of successful cyberattacks in 2017 utilized some form of fileless malware. So you’ve probably heard of it, and you know you should be scared of it… but what is fileless malware?