In a world where speed and agility is expected by consumers and required for business operations, automation has become key component of successful enterprise operations, from identity and access management to patching. But it goes beyond that. Automation has enabled many security teams to transfer maintenance burdens and manual tasks from security teams to applications, which in turn, frees skilled human workers to focus their energy on strategic initiatives. Unfortunately, that's not the end of the story. Without proper parameters, automation can actually introduce critical security vulnerabilities and serve more as an adversary than an ally.
You would never leave the keys to your building lying around, so why do so many organizations leave the keys to their business exposed?
Automation has become a central component to growing and successful businesses. This holds true in the cybersecurity sector as well, specifically with identity and access management, patching, and network change management. No matter the business, the goal of automation remains the same - improving response and task completion times or freeing skilled human labor from mundane tasks. And while automation successfully returns those benefits, among many others, if automation functions are not implemented with a few key considerations, the implications can end up outweighing the benefits.
Organizations are moving more applications to the cloud as they look to reap benefits such as cost savings, easier scalability, and greater agility. Many of these business applications hold and exchange critical, highly sensitive data, and have therefore become prime targets for hackers and other cyber criminals looking to exploit the information.
Cyber security has never been more important than it is today. The "Internet-era" has ushered in faster and more exciting ways of conducting business, along with a myriad of new challenges for security teams. In an attempt to cover a growing number of bases, businesses are allocating larger share of their budgets to security tools and talent. To add to the complexity of this dilemma, the sheer number of cyber security tools is increasing and it can be difficult for organizations to sort through and effectively asses all of those providers. To help C-Level Execs and security teams with this task, CIO Applications recruited a panel of experienced cyber security professionals to compile a list of cyber security solution providers that exhibit innovative technologies and strategies. ThreatX is now proud to announce its inclusion on 2019's "Top 25 Cyber Security Companies."
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The ongoing shifts in application technology, cloud migration, and DevOps means it’s imperative to align your web application protection strategy with your dynamic application environment. ThreatX has some powerful new capabilities that take you far beyond the basic protection afforded by legacy WAFs to while minimizing false positives and reducing overhead for optimized security teams. Read on to see what our customers are taking advantage of everyday to protect their apps against top threats:
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The term “next-generation” gets thrown around a lot in security. Marketers have overused the term to the point that, for many, it has become an empty buzzword used to describe virtually anything. On the other hand, technology does go through major transformational changes where new approaches are needed to replace the old ways of doing things. The rise of next-generation firewalls (NGFWs), which replaced the old port-based firewalls are a classic example of this sort of transformation.
As more and more businesses elect to conduct business online, not only are they subject to additional threats, but their customers are as well. For customers, this is especially true when using and submitting credit cards to complete online transactions. One of the most common attacks in this space is Carding. Carding occurs when an attacker utilizes illegally obtained credit card information (often in bulk), attempts to validate the stolen card numbers, and sells/utilizes the valid credit card information. In 2018, credit card fraud was expected to exceed $6 billion*. This number is only expected to grow as online shopping becomes more widespread and accepted.
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