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3/25/2021
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6 Tips for Limiting Damage From Third-Party Attacks

The ability to protect your organization from third-party attacks will become increasingly critical as attackers try to maximize the effectiveness of their malicious campaigns.
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Establish a Baseline of Normal Activity
One way to begin addressing the problem is to identify software that is vital to the organization and establishing a baseline of its normal use and communications patterns, says Dirk Schrader, global vice president, security research at New Net Technologies. By closely monitoring for unknown connections and unexpected behavior, it becomes easier to spot anomalies, he says.  
The organization should deploy system integrity monitoring, and any suspicious activity should be correlated with baseline network communication connections, Schrader advises. The correlation should be done with time sync in place, so it becomes easier to spot events occurring at the same time or within a same time period. It also can turn up indicators of compromise, showing that a software update or patch is indeed infected and being used as a landing point for other malware and exploits, Schrader says.
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Establish a Baseline of Normal Activity

One way to begin addressing the problem is to identify software that is vital to the organization and establishing a baseline of its normal use and communications patterns, says Dirk Schrader, global vice president, security research at New Net Technologies. By closely monitoring for unknown connections and unexpected behavior, it becomes easier to spot anomalies, he says.

The organization should deploy system integrity monitoring, and any suspicious activity should be correlated with baseline network communication connections, Schrader advises. The correlation should be done with time sync in place, so it becomes easier to spot events occurring at the same time or within a same time period. It also can turn up indicators of compromise, showing that a software update or patch is indeed infected and being used as a landing point for other malware and exploits, Schrader says.

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