What Is Ransomware?

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Ransomware is malware that uses encryption to hold a victim’s information to ransom. A user or organization’s critical data is encrypted so that they cannot access files, databases, or applications. A ransom is then demanded to grant access. Ransomware is often designed to spread across a network and target database and file servers and thus can quickly cripple an entire …

What Is Extended Detection and Response (XDR)?

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According to analyst firm Gartner, Extended Detection and Response (XDR) is “a SaaS-based, vendor-specific security threat detection and incident response tool that natively integrates multiple security products into a cohesive security operations system that unites all licensed components.” XDR enables an organization to go beyond typical detective controls by providing a holistic yet simplified view of threats across the technology …

What Is a Security Operations Center (SOC)?

What Is a Security Operations Center (SOC)?

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A Security Operation Center (SOC) is a central function within an organization that deploys people, processes, and tech to continuously monitor and improve an organization’s security while preventing, detecting, analyzing, and responding to cybersecurity incidents. A SOC acts like the hub or central command post, ingesting telemetry from across an organization’s IT infrastructure, including its networks, devices, appliances, and information …

What Is Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)?

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Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), also referred to as Endpoint Threat Detection and Response (ETDR), is an integrated endpoint security solution that combines continuous, real-time monitoring and collection of endpoint data with rules-based automated response and analysis capabilities. The term was proposed by Anton Chuvakin at Gartner to describe new security systems that detect and investigate suspicious activity on hosts …

Penetration Testing

What is Penetration Testing (Pen Testing)?

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A penetration test also called a pen test, is a simulated cyber attack on your computer system to check for exploitable vulnerabilities. In the context of web application security, penetration testing is often used to augment a web application firewall (WAF). Pen testing can attempt to breach any number of application systems (e.g., application protocol interfaces (APIs), frontend/backend servers) to …