White Papers

Cyber Hygiene - Uncool but Necessary
Sept 21, 2018

If you analyze any of the recent published attacks, two patterns emerge,

  • 1. 80-90% of the attacks exploit an unpatched vulnerability or an unhardened, widely open system
  • 2. 70% of the attacks begin at endpoints

On average, 30-40 new vulnerabilities are published each day. About 14,000 vulnerabilities were published last year, and it looks like 2018 will see even more. A progressive organization performs risk assessment scans just once a month or once a quarter. It then takes between 30 and 120 days to mitigate the risks, even for organizations using expensive and resource-intensive security tools.

Organizations know endpoints are targets of attack, but they do not implement adequate security measures. With endpoints comprising a major share of any organization’s IT assets, potential for damage is huge. At the same time, unpatched, unhardened systems are easier to target and exploit.

While ‘cool’ new products create a lot of buzz, cyber hygiene is often ignored. But it must be managed daily. If it is, the benefits far outweigh the effort.

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Endpoint Security Can Be Much More Effective and Less Costly
June 7, 2018

Do you have these IT management challenges?

  • - So many products to manage and secure endpoints?
  • - Escalating IT budgets? Multiple vendors, multiple products contribute to unreasonable upfront and ongoing costs?
  • - So little value with all the investments?

Read how you can take these challenges head-on and reduce your IT management budget up to 60% and achieve effective management of organisation's endpoints.

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Many Products, No Security
April 2, 2018

"We have many products, but very little security." This is a typical complaint when securing and managing an IT environment. Organizations invest in many products with overbearing features and overlapping functionality. Yet, environments are still difficult to manage. And they are still subject to attacks and exploitation.

This white paper discusses challenges with managing and securing infrastructures. Using a platform of tools for specific tasks addresses many of the limitations.

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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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