Tag Archives: Advanced Persistent Threat

HyTrust's Jason Lackey: 2-Factor Authentication Could Protect Networks from Insider Threats

Jason Lackey, an executive at software firm HyTrust, has said that corporate organizations should implement two-factor authentication in an effort to protect computer networks from insider threats. “2FA is not bulletproof, but it does at least add another layer of security,“ Lackey, director of marketing operations and digital at HyTrust, wrote …

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MarketsandMarkets: Strict Gov’t Regulations, Tech Advancements to Drive APT Defense Market Through 2020

A new MarketsandMarkets report predicts that the global market for advanced persistent threat protection systems will climb in value from $3.9 billion this year to $8.7 billion in 2020. The company said Oct. 14 the 17-percent compound annual growth rate over the five-year forecast period is due to increased demand for APT protection across several …

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Booz Allen, Trend Micro Partner to Provide Integrated Threat Intell Services

Booz Allen Hamilton will combine its predictive threat intelligence consulting services with Trend Micro‘s collected threat intelligence to provide an integrated cybersecurity offering. The companies said Monday the strategic partnership will work to provide security operations services, including “hunting” of advanced persistent threats, malware analysis and security operations center support. “Today’s cyber adversaries are more sophisticated and aggressive than …

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FireEye Study: Chinese Hacker Group Uses Obfuscation Method to Target Websites

FireEye has collaborated with Microsoft to analyze a command and control obfuscated tool that attempted to compromise the security of a Microsoft-run information technology community portal. FireEye said Thursday it determined that the China-based hacker group APT17 employed an obfuscation method to encode C2 communications on Microsoft TechNet website’s profile …

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FireEye Examines Operations of APT 30 Threat Group; Dan McWhorter Comments

FireEye said an advanced persistent threat group known as APT 30 has been targeting corporations and government entities in India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia since 2005. According to FireEye's report, the Chinese government is the likely sponsor of APT 30, which the company says has maintained its attack tools, …

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David DeWalt: FireEye-Singtel Team’s New Security Ops Center Seeks to Address SE Asia Cyber Demand

FireEye and Singapore Telecommunications have opened a joint Advanced Security Operations Center that collaborates with Singtel’s network operations center and FireEye’s global ASOC network to offer their combined security and “info-communications” technologies. FireEye said Wednesday the ASOC is located in Singapore and houses 50 security professionals who work to deliver threat detection, prevention and response services …

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FireEye, Telefonica to Combine Security Tech, Intell, Services for Enterprise Customers

FireEye has moved to integrate its cybersecurity technologies with Telefonica‘s managed security and mobile security services under a new partnership for the business-to-business market. FireEye said Thursday Telefonica will offer its enterprise customers the FireEye Mobile Threat Prevention product and other security offerings to counter advanced persistent threats. “[The] reality is modern attack groups can execute …

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