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10/12/2018
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12 Free, Ready-to-Use Security Tools

There's no excuse for not knowing your exposure. These free tools can help you analyze what your company is up against and point ways to developing a more thorough security program.
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It's nearly mid-October, which means we're well into National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This 15th annual public awareness campaign serves as yet another opportunity for security vendors to show their wares and get people who don't always take cybersecurity seriously to take a closer look.

Free security tools are one way to get them on that path, offering some real depth that can help companies analyze their exposure and start formulating a more detailed cybersecurity plan.

Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4, says that the highly regarded "2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report" once again found the vast majority of breaches are caused by phishing emails and pretexting. His company – one of eight we highlight – offers a free tool to determine which email addresses and domain names might be exposed on the Dark Web. Other offerings take aim at different social attacks, as well as get companies into the basics of deep packet analysis, help them look for flaws in SAP code, and offer a step-by-step approach to developing their own security awareness program. 

 

Steve Zurier has more than 30 years of journalism and publishing experience, most of the last 24 of which were spent covering networking and security technology. Steve is based in Columbia, Md. View Full Bio

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pheil300
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10/31/2018 | 9:26:46 PM
Re: Pending Review
I thought priorities were: People, Process then Products....in order. The best products in the world aren't going to help if you don't have the right people or the security/business processes to utilize them.
RicoF727
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RicoF727,
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10/31/2018 | 11:23:42 AM
Here's the actual 12 tools
Here's the actual 12 tools

1.     Wombat Security - https://www.wombatsecurity.com/heroes

2.     https://www.wombatsecurity.com/bingo

3.     https://www.knowbe4.com/phishing-security-test-offer  -  lets companies run a simulated phishing test for up to 100 users. Within 24 hours, companies will receive a PDF with their phish-prone percentage and charts to share with management

4.     https://www.knowbe4.com/domain-doppelganger -  an option that KnowBe4 made available about two weeks ago. Participants will also receive a PDF within 24 hours of all their look-alike domains

5.     https://www.knowbe4.com/ransomware-simulator -  This tool simulates 13 ransomware infections and one cryptomining infection and will point out vulnerable workstations.

6.     https://erpmaestro.com/arm/?domain=erpmaestro.com - ERP Maestro, analyzes all existing insider threats within a company's SAP environment and issues monthly updates on the company's risk profile

7.     https://logrhythm.com/products/logrhythm-netmon-freemium/ - LogRhythm offers a free network analysis tool in which network managers can retain data for up to three days

8.     https://www.anomali.com/learn/staxx-access-stix-taxii-feeds - Anomali offers STAXX as a free client that lets users access any STIX/TAXII-compatible threat intelligence feed. STAXX supports STIX 1.0 and 2.0 standards, which are common languages for conveying data about threat intelligence

9.     https://www.neuralys.io/pricing -  The Neuralys platform offers a centralized dashboard for visualizing a company's vulnerability trends, security zoning for the prioritization of risk management tasks, and mitigation tracking for monitoring responses across a team's security operations.

a.    Neuralys can import/upload risks or vulnerabilities from existing security toolsets or penetration tests in seconds by using its native Nessus parser or the universal CSV importer

10.    Bizploit  - https://www.onapsis.com/research/free-solutions - Bizploit helps infosec pros with the discovery, exploration, vulnerability assessment, and exploitation phases of specialized SAP penetration testing

11.    Onapsis Integrity Analyzer - https://www.onapsis.com/research/free-solutions - The Integrity Analyzer for SAP was developed to help SAP customers protect their systems from unauthorized modifications of ABAP programs

12.   https://detexian.com/ -  Detexian has created a B2B SaaS product for small and midsize businesses that offers 24/7 threat detection.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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10/26/2018 | 10:45:34 PM
Re: Free Tools
True, but it takes some vetting. Some of the free tools can be anxiety-inducing if they're offered by an independent developer or small organization with minimal rep. For a couple of free tools I use, I've had to do quite a bit of research just to make sure they were on the up and up -- when in the long run I might have been better off and more comfortable had they just asked to charge $10 to my credit card. ;)
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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10/25/2018 | 12:19:52 PM
Re: 12 tools ??
Headline is correct--There are 9 slides for each company but 12 tools mentioned in total! 
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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10/25/2018 | 11:50:42 AM
Re: 12 tools ??
Looking into that! Stay tuned. 
RSR55
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RSR55,
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10/25/2018 | 9:33:33 AM
12 tools ??
Only 8 tools listed, what happened to the other 4?
CallumLepide
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CallumLepide,
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10/16/2018 | 6:11:37 AM
Free Tools
This article is absoultly right. IF you are unsure if you have a security threat in your system already but are low on budget. Download some free tools to help you find out where you need to direct fundsand see what solutions work best.

 

Its also a great way to trial a company's products and solution and to see how user friendly they are
rosiepage44
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rosiepage44,
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10/13/2018 | 2:03:59 AM
Re: Pending Review
The security tools are the most important component of any system and those tools secure our data against any kind of scams over the system. There are several security tools available on the Internet and many of them are free. To get them all, consult with Microsoft Support Chat, it will help you to select the best option for your system. 
ronaldthomas
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10/12/2018 | 9:49:17 AM
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