Attacks/Breaches
3/14/2014
03:00 PM
Becca Lipman
Becca Lipman
News
100%
0%

7 Behaviors That Could Indicate A Security Breach

Breaches create outliers. Identifying anomalous activity can help keep firms in compliance and out of the headlines.

Here's a rather uncontested statement: In the world of cybersecurity, there are many things that can go wrong.

Some breaches are intentional, others accidental. A case in which an employee unwittingly discloses confidential information or is working from an infected machine may look similar to the actions of employee who has gone rogue by uploading or downloading inappropriate data.

Regardless of its cause, determining whether a behavior is normal or not is important when it comes to detecting a variety of security breaches.

Skyhigh Networks compiled the following real-world examples of behaviors that security teams identified as several standard deviations outside of normal activity.

Read the rest of this article on Wall Street & Technology.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
pfretty
100%
0%
pfretty,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/17/2014 | 3:32:50 PM
Not just staying out of headlines, but avoiding the costs
It's crucial to pay close attention to the warning signs. According to the Ponemon 2013 Cost of Cyber Crime Report (http://www.hpenterprisesecurity.com/ponemon-study-2013), the average company experiences 100+ attacks per year at a cost of $11.6 million. These make breaches not just cause embrassment, but in many instances can be crippling to even the most otherwise stable organizations. Fighting off attacks starts with strategy and technology and continues to improve through education. 

 

Peter Fretty, IDG blogger working on behalf of HP
121 Pieces of Malware Flagged on NSA Employee's Home Computer
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  11/16/2017
Mobile Malware Incidents Hit 100% of Businesses
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  11/17/2017
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Managing Cyber-Risk
An online breach could have a huge impact on your organization. Here are some strategies for measuring and managing that risk.
Flash Poll
The State of Ransomware
The State of Ransomware
Ransomware has become one of the most prevalent new cybersecurity threats faced by today's enterprises. This new report from Dark Reading includes feedback from IT and IT security professionals about their organization's ransomware experiences, defense plans, and malware challenges. Find out what they had to say!
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.