Caveo Systems Specialists in Advanced IT Security

White Papers & Special Reports

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McAfee Labs Threat Reports

McAfee Labs is one of the world’s leading sources for threat research, threat intelligence, and cybersecurity thought leadership. This comprehensive and authoritative report is released quarterly. The latest McAfee Labs Threat Report is available here.

Most organisations just aren’t using the available intelligence and tools to their fullest or constructing indicators of attack into a cogent picture in a timely fashion.

This report aggregates front-line experience to present the key steps that organisations can take to harden their infrastructure, improve their responsiveness, and actively disrupt targeted attacks by paying attention to Indicator of Attacks. It includes ways to learn from each interaction, enforce consistency, connect the smoke signals of an attack, and create an actionable, real-time picture of dynamic events.

78% of those surveyed were able to detect attacks in minutes had a real-time, proactive SIEM.

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The five-year ROI analysis shows that the average organisation interviewed for this white paper will spend $851,000 per organisation ($14,471 per 100 users) to implement and support Forcepoint (previously Intel Security) NGFW. In return, the average organisation will realize $5.3 million per organisation ($90,808 per 100 users) in benefits. This results in a net present value of $4.4 million per organisation ($76,336 per 100 users). This means that interviewed organisations will have an average time of six months to break even on their investment in Forcepoint NGFW after installation and an ROI of 527%.

But it is not just the financial benefits that stand out, the Security KPIs are equally impressive after the NGFW were deployed.
Improvement in event response time - improved by 84%
Decrease in security-related downtime - improved by 94%
Security incidents per year - down by 90%

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The network security paradigm is currently shifting toward a new reality as advanced hacking methods become more prevalent and harder to detect. An example of such a method is advanced evasion techniques (AETs). The risk of network security systems being compromised by AETs continues to grow as more and more cybercriminals actively exploit this vulnerability. Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall addresses this challenge.

Combining stream-based inspection with data normalization on multiple protocol layers, Forcepoint Stonesoft Next Generation Firewall is highly resistant to AETs and offers a novel approach to design and implementation to prevent these evasion techniques.

This paper explains the technical and design principles behind the breakthrough anti-evasion technology.

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For more than a decade, we have lived through the exasperation and cost of managing complex and disjointed firewall rule sets; deploying additional appliances for load balancing, intrusion prevention, VPNs, and threat analysis; and sifting through reams of logs. Now, we can use this experience to demand more intelligence and adaptability from network firewall vendors.

This white paper will help network and cybersecurity teams understand the things they can and should demand from NGFWs:
  • Built-in high availability and load balancing for operational resilience and handling growing data loads.
  • Contextual security that provides fine-grained access control to reduce risk and manage usage.
  • Automated, advanced evasion detection that can block and report on the unknown and evolving techniques enabling targeted and persistent threats.
  • A unified software platform supporting adaptive network security and flexible deployment of next-generation features with visibility and operational efficiency.
These requirements go beyond specific features to encompass the long-term goal: securing the availability and integrity of critical networks as usage grows and threats evolve. Insisting on these capabilities will ensure that your NGFW can keep up with business requirements, clever cybercriminals, and budgetary realities.

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NextGen NAC is resurging again! NAC is no longer limited to basic network admission decisions that include binary “block or allow” outcomes. Instead, NextGen NAC provides comprehensive, real-time asset intelligence of all network-attached devices. It brings together thousands to hundreds of thousands of devices and distributed networks to more effectively manage security risks, enable BYOD adoption, and support IT-GRC framework specifications.

NextGen NAC also transforms disparate security technology silos into a more unified and automated system for fast incident response and remediation. The bidirectional information sharing that next-generation NAC facilitates help individual security systems become aware of unmanaged devices, transient devices, dynamic risks and threats.

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Least privilege security is a requirement for all industry and government compliance mandates, including PCI DSS, MAS Technology Risk Management, HIPAA, SOX, Federal USGBC and many others. Whether referred to explicitly or implicitly, compliance requirements cannot be met unless least privilege is implemented. Even if your organization isn’t subject to compliance, it is good practice to employ least privilege as the basis of your security best practices.

This paper introduces the concept of least privilege security and discusses the business challenges involved in endpoint security. It includes information on the security issues organizations face when meeting compliance mandates, how moving to Windows 7 or Windows 8 can improve security and the problems faced when migrating from Windows XP. Finally, there is a brief overview of Privilege Guard, a solution that enables privileges to be assigned to individual applications, providing a practical implementation of least privilege security in corporate environments.

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McAfee Labs Threat Report