White Papers

  • Learning from latest attacks
    October 25, 2017

    Security attacks and breaches happen routinely, costing companies millions of dollars, along with a decline in their reputation and the public’s trust in them. Attackers are constantly innovating on the different methods and paths to infiltrate networks and steal confidential information. Major data breaches occur because companies fail to patch critical vulnerabilities in time.

    A data breach incident leads to confidential data being viewed, stolen or blocked by an unauthorized person or group. Often, this confidential information contains personal information, contractual business documents, government documents, etc., which attackers use to make money for personal gain, or to damage a company’s reputation, etc.

    This article highlights the latest 10 security attacks and breaches that exploited known vulnerabilities in software; and highlights what we could learn from it.

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    Understanding and Responding to Ransomware Attacks
    April 6, 2017

    Ransomware is a fast-growing cyber-crime activity and a very successful business model for the attackers. Ransomware uses an array of methods to enter, distribute and infect a system. In this whitepaper, we examine,

    • types of ransomware
    • their distribution and spreading methods
    • how they infect organizations endpoints
    • how Saner fights against ransomware

    Read on to find out how Saner uses its prevention and detection capabilities to tackle ransomware.

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    Why MSSPs Love Our Solution
    December 1, 2016

    Every managed security service provider wants a competitive edge. The definitive goal of every MSSP is to deliver the utmost quality of service possible with the most effective and least expensive solution. At SecPod, we meet the expectations of managed security service providers. Our Saner Business endpoint security solution helps improve MSSP profitability. Saner reduces costs, increases productivity, and grows recurring service revenue.

    In this paper, we will share what our managed security service providers like most about our solution.

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    Hacking Internet of Things (IoT) A Case Study on DTH Vulnerabilities
    October 17, 2016

    As IoT grows, the attack surface also grows and all the loopholes/vulnerabilities present in the digital world will flow into our real world. Before IoT, attackers used vulnerabilities for data theft or to make money or sometimes just for fun, but with IoT, the attack surface has grown to such extent that attacker can use vulnerabilities or loopholes in the car, smart sniper rifle etc., to kill a person remotely with a few strokes of the keyboard. Attackers are constantly finding the vulnerabilities to break into IoT and use those vulnerabilities for many illegal purposes.

    In this paper, we will learn, how easy it is to hack IoT devices with few real scary attacks and important IoT security cases, followed by current challenges in IoT devices and general guidelines to improve IoT security with respect to the vendor, developer, and users.

    At the end, we will demonstrate hacking actual IoT devices by using DTH as an example. With this simple demo, we will understand how to hack interconnected devices and exploit simple vulnerabilities with ease.

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    Enhance the MSSP Experience
    September 08, 2016

    Securing an enterprise IT is becoming an increasingly challenging task. Doing this in-house takes time and resources away from the core competency of the enterprise. Engaging a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) is an increasingly attractive alternative for many enterprises. An MSSP provides outsourced services necessary for ensuring the security of devices and systems in the enterprise. The MSSP helps in managing the overall IT risk the enterprise faces.

    In this white paper, we will look at challenges faced by MSSPs. We will see how these challenges can be addressed with the right technological solution. This helps an MSSP become efficient and provide best of the breed solutions to their customers.

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    Ransomware A Billion Dollars A Year Cyber Crime
    August 01, 2016

    Ransomware is a form of malware that renders a computer, or personal data stored in it, inaccessible to its owner. A perpetrator uses ransomware to infect a computer and hold the user hostage by making all data inaccessible to its legitimate owner by encrypting the data. Ransomware can enter a system in multiple ways. These include exploitation of vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and social engineering.

    Saner uses a multipronged approach to detect and respond to ransomware attacks. Saner is an endpoint security platform that provides continuous visibility and control over endpoints. Saner stresses prevention and achieves a reduction in security incidents by ensuring all endpoint systems are constantly kept up to date with the latest patches. This ensures malware cannot exploit known vulnerabilities. Saner also detects threats and includes a variety of remediation measures to instantaneously contain or block an attack. Threat Intelligence Feeds automatically detect Indicators of Compromise in seconds.

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    Endpoint Security – New Approach
    July 30, 2015

    A new approach to endpoint security is indispensable. An approach that identifies risks in seconds (vulnerabilities and misconfigurations) and remediates within minutes, keeps track of all the security controls and fixes deviations immediately.

    An approach that provides visibility and control over endpoint activities, identifies Indicators of Compromise (IoC) through automated means and take responsive actions in seconds.

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    Vulnerability Risk Assessment With Saner Business
    July 20, 2015

    Security investments are hard to justify. The right amount of security at the right cost is possible only if information needed to make those decisions are available. Software vulnerabilities are ubiquitous and most cyber-attacks use these vulnerabilities.

    In this whitepaper,we explain how SecPod Saner Business uses Common Vulnerability Scoring System to provide this crucial information on vulnerabilities enabling intelligent security decisions in the enterprise.

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    Vulnerability Management: Common Concerns Addressed
    May 27, 2015

    Majority of CISOs agree that Vulnerability Management is important to ensure IT security. However, 48% of of them also agree that security processes are not well understood which in turn affects their Vulnerability Management process.

    In this whitepaper, we take a look at the common concerns and misconceptions CISOs have regarding Vulnerability Management and address the same.

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    Security Content Metadata Model with an Efficient Search Methodology for Real Time Monitoring and Threat Intelligence
    March 27, 2015

    In this whitepaper, presented at Black Hat Asia 2015 Briefing session, we highlight how even if the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) federates a number of open standards that are used to enumerate software flaws and configuration issues related to security, there is a need for having a unique common metadata schema to represent important aspects relevant for designing efficient search engines.

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    An introduction to Managing Compliance
    March 27, 2015

    For an organization to function efficiently it is important to have security controls to ensure the protection of confidentiality, integrity and availability of information and systems. Compliance is the process of ensuring all systems in an organization met a set of predefined specific rules.

    In this article we will address the need for compliance automation and how SecPod’s Saner Business provides enterprises the ability to automate compliance while minimizing time spent on non-compliant state.

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    Vulnerability, Malware and Risk
    December 17, 2014

    Recent studies have shown that 90% of security breaches involve a software vulnerability caused by a missing patch – even if the patch is made available to the public.

    Many organizations do not realize that a vulnerable system connected to the enterprise network potentially puts the entire organization to risk by being an easy target for cyber-attacks. Many service providers scan the network and provide a comprehensive report of the vulnerabilities existing in endpoint systems. However, they do not take the next step to remove the vulnerabilities.

    Read this whitepaper to know how Saner Business ensures enterprise security by remediating vulnerabilities in the endpoints. Saner Business is a light-weight, enterprise grade, scalable solution that hardens your systems; providing protection from malware & security threats.

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    Vulnerability management: Simplifying the complexity
    June 20, 2014

    About 60% of malware is undetected by anti-malware products.

    A good security system needs to identify and fix weaknesses before they are exploited. This analysis has to be done continuously to ensure computer systems are secure and not vulnerable. This preventive measure needs to be applied prior to the “detection-and-cure” method.

    Vulnerability management is about identifying weaknesses regularly and remediating those weaknesses. Vulnerability management is an important first step that needs to be taken to safeguard computer assets.

    But there are challenges. What are they?

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