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Threat Roundup for September 11 to September 18

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between September 11 and September 18. As with previous roundups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we’ve observed by highlighting key behavioral characteristics, indicators of compromise, and discussing how...

Detect even the sneakiest insider threats with Cisco Stealthwatch

The modern network has all of the tools needed to batten down the hatches on even the most sophisticated of threats. Your perimeter-based security tools are preventing breaches from malicious actors while your endpoint tools are protecting individual devices from compromise. But what happens when threats don’t look like threats? What happens when a...

Unify security policy across hybrid networks with Cisco Defense Orchestrator

Manage a consistent posture from your physical network to the cloud all from a single pane of glass  Our Applications are rapidly changing, driven in large part by the rapid adoption of public cloud services. As such, public clouds have become critical extensions of our physical environments. They provide a level of flexibility and scalability that...

MITRE ATT&CK: The Magic of Endpoint Protection

In our first blog, we introduced the Magic of Mitigations. They’re the key to getting started with MITRE ATT&CK. Now let’s look at some of the most magical ones, starting today with Behavior Prevention on Endpoint (M1040), Exploit Protection (M1050) and Execution Prevention (M1038). Wait, what’s the difference? At a quick glance, they might...

Cisco Secure Remote Worker Architecture for Azure

Today companies are investing in empowering their workforce to have a secure connection to the resources hosted in the Cloud. Cisco provides a secure remote worker solution that uses the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Cisco Duo, Cisco Umbrella, and Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client:...

Top 5 reasons to keep your Identity and MFA providers in sync

Top 5 reasons to keep your Identity and MFA providers in sync By now, you may have heard about SecureX, Cisco’s new integrated platform that simplifies the security experience. SecureX is built into the Cisco security portfolio, and connects your entire security ecosystem for simplicity, better visibility, and greater operational efficiency. SecureX...

Network Security Efficacy in the Age of Pervasive TLS Encryption

A Reality Check on Firewall Visibility One question which I love to ask next-generation firewall (NGFW) and intrusion prevention system (IPS) administrators is whether they have seen a gradual decline in their deployments’ security efficacy over the last few years. Most answer this question with a resounding “yes,” and then wonder how I knew. With...

Threat Roundup for September 4 to September 11

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between September 4 and September 11. As with previous roundups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we’ve observed by highlighting key behavioral characteristics, indicators of compromise, and discussing how...

Crossing the Chasm of Remote Access Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

And just like that, everything changed On March 9, 2020, like so many other workers around the globe, I was told to stay home. There was a sudden, collective agreement: going into our place of business was no longer an option. And I was grateful. I was grateful that my company had the technology in place to ensure that I could not only keep working,...

Introducing Stealthwatch product updates for enhanced network detection and response

We are very excited to announce new features of Cisco Stealthwatch! With release 7.3.0, we are announcing significant enhancements for the Stealthwatch Administrator and the Security Analyst to detect and respond to threats faster and manage the tool more efficiently. Automated Response updates Release 7.3, introduces automated response capabilities...

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