Unit 42, the Palo Alto Networks® threat intelligence team, recently released a report identifying and tracking “Scarlet Mimic,” a series of sophisticated cyber espionage attacks which targeted Uyghur and Tibetan activists, their supporters, and entities that collect information on such groups. The attacks, which date back to 2009, have evolved over the past six years to compromise users of Windows®, Mac® OS X® and Android™ devices, indicating that they are the work of a well-resourced, sophisticated and persistent adversary group.
Cybersecurity has become so pervasive in headlines across the globe that scarcely a week passes without another high-profile breach. While few corporate executives and boards of directors would dispute the importance of cybersecurity, some may feel ill-prepared to begin the process of managing these risks, given the heavily technical nature of the issue.
Integrating best-of-breed network, cloud and endpoint security with industry-leading threat intelligence, Palo Alto Networks® Next-Generation Security Platform delivers the visibility, security and control customers require to enhance their security posture without compromising business efficiency. Customers can now confidently detect cyberthreats and prevent breaches at every stage of the attack lifecycle in a highly automated manner.
Palo Alto Networks threat researchers are constantly analyzing different facets of advanced threats looking for new ways to both identify and prevent compromise. In this research paper, the team analyzes changes in cookies to understand how they’re effected by malware in an effort to determine whether cookie behavior can be used to determine maliciousness and infection.
A comprehensive security strategy for federal and other government agencies requires in-depth analysis of encrypted traffic to detect and prevent hidden attacks and data leakage. As more Internet traffic is encrypted, increasing numbers of attackers, including state-sponsored actors, are using this technology to hide malware, and botnet-based command and control traffic to exfiltrate data and escalate the likelihood of successful attacks. Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform provides a combination of advanced capabilities to prevent undesired applications and malicious content, including the decryption and scrutinization of encrypted communications, along with Hardware Security Module (HSM) support for enhanced performance and security of certificate and key management.
Federal agencies are facing an explosion of endpoints in both volume and variety. How are Federal IT managers handling this endpoint epidemic? What¹s the best approach to building an effective, practical, and enforceable endpoint strategy? What are the challenges and what¹s the path forward? To find out, MeriTalk and Palo Alto Networks examined endpoint security strategies and efforts across the U.S. Federal government, surveying 100 Federal IT managers and 100 non-IT Federal employees.
Evolution of Next-Generation Managed Network Security Services
For almost twenty years, the centerpiece of any corporate security strategy has been the firewall. As soon as there were appliances, there were services providers who offered to manage the firewall.
The AUTR provides visibility into the real-world threat and application landscape, helping security teams to understand how adversaries are attempting to attack organizations around the world and build proactive, actionable controls. Built by the Unit 42 threat research team, the report correlates data from more than 7,000 enterprise organizations, providing broad visibility into critical trends.
Outlines the benefits of intelligently integrating security functions into your firewall, why past approaches have failed, and how Palo Alto Networks succeeded with our single-pass architecture approach.
Forrester conducted a survey of 125 organizations to determine the current challenges and trends in endpoint security. The survey determined that organizations have a need for zero-day exploit and unknown malware prevention, and a desire for endpoint solutions that integrate with network and cloud components. Furthermore, organizations use products that provide varying prevention capabilities on the endpoint. This paper compares and contrasts these approaches to endpoint protection.
This paper examines modern endpoint protection, describing how the evolution of malware has created a need for a modernized approach to endpoint protection. It also looks at the role of Palo Alto Networks Traps offering in this critical market.
With today's growing cyber threats, you undoubtedly have multiple layers of security in place to ensure your data is protected. The problem is that the existing endpoint technologies are just not adequate, leaving you to spend much of your time trying to keep up with patches, then detecting, remediating, and often re-imaging systems when you should be preventing these breaches.
This whitepaper will introduce you to a better way, Traps, Palo Alto Networks Advanced Endpoint Protection is not only a product like no other, but an entirely new category that is going to change the way you think about endpoint protection.
One of the most prominent and advanced threats to government networks is advanced delivery and execution of zero-day malware. The adversary effectively utilizes technology and has enhanced their ability to create and deliver highly effective unknown or zero-day malware through advanced persistent threats (APTs). To improve defense and resilience, governments are creating their own private threat intelligence clouds based on Palo Alto Networks WildFire™. This architecture enables immediate analysis of the unknown threats and swiftly pushes prevention to all of the physical and virtual Palo Alto Networks platforms from data center to endpoint within the network.
By employing Palo Alto Networks® Traps™ Advanced Endpoint Protection as a compensating control, businesses can keep Windows Server 2003 systems compliant and secure, even after EOS.