• eBook: Cyber Security is the Board’s Business

    Board members have a fiduciary responsibility to establish and govern business policies and practices that drive a company’s financial performance and growth. But do they have a comprehensive view of the company’s defense posture to assure they are a conscientious steward of the business?

    In this eBook, Board members will discover why they need to be concerned about cyber security and how to get more involved.
  • Cyber Security Board Oversight: Taking Ownership of Cyber Security Risks

    Enterprise-level cyber security solutions require more than just technology and employee training; they require the top-down involvement of everyone within the organization, including the Board of Directors. Getting buy-in from a Board of Directors is not always easy, however.

    In this eBook, CEOs and CIOs will discover new ways to educate their Board of Directors and get them onboard with their cyber security.
  • Interview with Executive Allan Tessler: Corporate Directors Must Be Involved in Cyber Security

    A corporate board needs to be responsible for ensuring that an organization’s intellectual assets as well as customer information are protected. Customer data is one of the primary sets of information that needs to be safeguarded from hacking and invasion because of the potential mal-use of that information. Read this short Q&A to learn why it’s important for corporate directors to understand cyber security risks.
  • Protecting Against Vulnerabilities in SharePoint Add-ons

    Microsoft SharePoint is a widely adopted data-sharing and collaboration platform which is often extended using third-party software. When the data in SharePoint is sensitive and regulated, the security of the platform - as well as the software extensions - must be a top concern for organizations. This paper will discuss the threats introduced when using third-party SharePoint plug-ins and Web Parts, evaluate the effectiveness of traditional security solutions in respect to these threats, and provide recommendations for hardening SharePoint systems.
  • How Malware and Targeted Attacks Infiltrate Your Data Center

    Advanced targeted attacks leverage social engineering techniques and malware to bypass the security perimeter and compromise those individuals already on the inside of your enterprise. It only takes one infected employee to unknowingly unleash an attack on your entire network. This white paper will examine the seven stages of an advanced targeted attack, explore why traditional defenses, such as firewalls and IPS solutions lack the application and data focus needed to protect data center assets, and outline the functionality required to safeguard your organization from targeted attacks.
  • [eBook] Targeted Attacks: 8 Steps to Safeguard Your Organization

    User accounts and devices provide a direct pathway for hackers to access your most valuable asset - your data. By targeting your trusted employees, attackers can circumvent conventional solutions like firewalls and IPS solutions to penetrate your network and compromise your data center. A multi-layered strategy with malware detection and data center security is critical as it buys your IT department time to remediate compromised devices on your schedule and without impeding user productivity. This eBook includes case studies from eight organizations in highly targeted industries that suffered an advanced targeted attack; explains how targeted attacks, often using spear phishing and malware, consistently defy firewalls and IPS solutions; details critical layers of technology that businesses can implement to ensure data center protection; and provides an eight step plan for safeguarding your organization from attack.
  • SharePoint Governance and Security: Where to Start

    SharePoint is a complex platform experiencing explosive growth in adoption, exposure, and storage of sensitive content. Consequently, SharePoint security and governance are under greater scrutiny at the executive level and require immediate mitigation actions. The phased, risk-based perspective outlined in this paper aligns investments and priorities to accomplish the greatest security return for existing SharePoint deployments. Security plans should include both preventative and analytical capabilities and incorporate automated tools to provide controls and information that cannot be addressed practically by native SharePoint functionality or corporate resources.
  • An Inside Track on Insider Threats

    How do leading companies mitigate the invisible problem of rogue insiders? Imperva analyzed dozens of companies to understand some of the commonly deployed practices across human resources, legal and technology to stop malicious insiders from taking data and intellectual property. Specifically, we identify nine practices top enterprises have found the most useful to control the leakage of digital assets. Pinpointing the source and scope of data theft is often hard to quantify, especially since your largest internal threat may actually be one of your most loyal employees. This research presents the findings of the first-ever global insider threat study that catalogs common practices used by leading organizations across numerous verticals.
  • Five Steps for Protecting Australian Government Information

    According to the Information Security Manual (ISM), the primary cyber threat to Australia is cyber exploitation: malicious activities designed to silently gather information from ICT systems. The disclosure of sensitive commercial or government information can threaten national interests. The disclosure of sensitive personal information can enable malicious activities against individuals. The security of sensitive government and commercial information is critical for ensuring that Australia continues to be a safe place to do business online. This paper outlines Five Steps to protect critical information.
  • Advanced Persistent Threat - Are You the Next Target?

    Security researchers have been talking about advanced persistent threat (APT) for some time. Recently, we have seen a steep increase in the number of organizations hit by this type of attack. Initially, researchers thought APTs were mostly aimed at government agencies or political targets, but the latest attacks on enterprises suggest that APTs are not confined to a specific type of organization or sector.
  • [eBook] SharePoint Security Playbook

    The increasing use of Microsoft SharePoint to store sensitive business data and extend access and collaboration to partners, customers, and suppliers has outpaced native SharePoint security capabilities. More and more organizations are storing and accessing sensitive, regulated information through this platform. To improve business security, organizations must invest in organizing, managing, and protecting these valuable assets. By implementing the five lines of defense outlined in this eBook, you will be able to overcome operational challenges and protect your SharePoint deployments against both internal and external threats.
  • Compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule - Meeting the Electronic Code of Federal Requirements

    The HIPAA Security Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals' medical records and other personal health information. In this paper we review the security standards for protection of e-PHI as listed under part 164 of the 45 CFR, and map SecureSphere Data Security Suite solutions to the specified requirements described in these standards.
  • How to Secure Your SharePoint Deployment

    This paper presents five best practices for securing your SharePoint environment. It discusses how SecureSphere for SharePoint can help organizations get the most out of SharePoint's existing permissions system, and fill some of SharePoint's security gaps.
  • Meeting NIST SP 800-53 Guidelines

    This paper reviews information security requirements described by NIST in SP 800-53. It discusses the main implementation challenges organizations struggle with. The paper also maps key capabilities of Imperva's SecureSphere Data Security Suite to NIST SP 800-53 guidelines, describing how SecureSphere solutions can be used to implement required controls, manage risk to federal information and demonstrate compliance.