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HII Report: ‘The Non-Advanced Persistent Threat’

May 13, 2014

Imperva Releases Hacker Intelligence Initiative Report:

Imperva released its April Hacker Intelligence Initiative (HII) report, “The Non-Advanced Persistent Threat.” The report presents an in-depth view of how techniques attributed to Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) require only basic technical skills. The report exposes simple ways that attackers are obtaining access privileges and accessing protected data by targeting weaknesses of the Microsoft NTLM protocol.

Key findings:

• Data breaches commonly associated with APT can be achieved by simple means, using basic technical skills.

• Built-in Windows functionality, combined with “innocent” file shares and SharePoint sites, can provide attackers with an entry-point to accessing an organization’s most critical data.

• A mitigation strategy should be implemented that focuses on monitoring the authentication process itself and data access patterns, in addition to tailoring authorization mechanisms for increased security.


Enhancements to Imperva’s SecureSphere 10.5 Platform

Imperva Advances Protection Against Data Breaches With the Release of SecureSphere 10.5

Imperva have introduced technology to enable customers to proactively define security strategies instead of reacting to security alerts. By doing this, Imperva customers will be able to protect against data access in real-time when suspicious behaviour is detected. The update of Imperva’s flagship SecureSphere platform confirms four major enhancements:

1. New and unique to SecureSphere 10.5 the ability to protect against access to SharePoint files in real-time based on business policy.

2. Two new feeds to ThreatRadar Reputation Services – Malicious Scanner and the Comment Spam

3. SecureSphere WAF for AWS is now shipping with SecureSphere 10.5.

4. Dramatically Lowers TCO in Database Security- up to 90% fewer virtual appliances, reduce labour costs by up to 70% and reduces infrastructure costs by up to 90%.

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