Tips & Tricks

The State of Ransomware: How to Prepare for an Attack

Ransomware is currently one of the most widespread and highest-publicized threats on the Internet. Over the last few years, we’ve seen a marked increase in the use of ransomware tools like CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, TeslaCrypt and more recently Locky. Security experts predict 2016 will follow this trend as more cybercriminals begin offering ransomware-as-a-service options to their list of nefarious wares.

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Learn How to Automatically Mitigate Threats

The reality today is that 76% of organizations were compromised by a successful cyber-attack in 2015. With perimeters becoming ill-defined and fluid due to the rise in the adoption of BYOD (bring your own device), cloud services and the mobile workplace, we can no longer rely on building big walls to keep people out. In my use case featurette you’ll see host becoming compromised using a previously undetected attack, and how LogRhythm detects and automatically mitigates this threat in real time.

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Detecting and Ending Long-Running Processes

We recently had a challenge arise with administrators connecting to a variety of servers daily and launching a variety of tools. Often, the default action for administrators is to disconnect their session rather than log off. This results in applications left running that consume valuable server resources such as memory and CPU. While there are configuration settings you can put in place to address these challenges, often in a large enterprise, they are not straight-forward as they may seem. So, how can you use LogRhythm to detect these long-running processes?

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Detecting and Blocking Suspicious Internal Network Traffic

Internal network traffic in an organization can be as nefarious as an outside hacker trying to gain access to sensitive information. Every organization needs visibility into their network, both internal and external, in order to detect and respond to threats.

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Case Enhancements in LogRhythm 7.1.5

LogRhythm 7 has made great strides in empowering organizations to detect, respond to and neutralize damaging cyber threats. The 7.1.5 release, came packed with even more enhancements and features to help you stay one step ahead of today’s most advanced cyber threats.

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7 Significant Insights from the CyberEdge Cyberthreat Defense Report

The third installment of the Cyberthreat Defense Report provides an understanding and awareness of how IT security teams defend again threats. The report analyzes the current state of cyber security, including the perceptions and concerns of cyber security professionals. It reveals what the respondents believe are the next steps in defending themselves and ensuring they aren’t immortalized on the cover of The Wall Street Journal as the next high-profile breach victim.

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Monitoring Digitally Signed PowerShell

The purpose of the Execution Policy is not to stop the user from running unapproved applications. Rather, it is a way to prevent an attacker from running scripts that the user hasn't approved. This is an important distinction, because the user who has access to PowerShell can run any commands they like at the interactive prompt. The Execution Policy is not designed to control this—that job is left to the Windows Account Model.

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