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  • Blog Post: Protecting Point of Sale Devices from Targeted Attacks

    Posted by: Sean Finnegan Director, Cybersecurity Last week, we published a paper on “ Threat Modeling a Retail Environment .” The intent of this paper was to help provide the retail industry with risk and mitigation guidance that could be applied in their environment where there is a unique...
  • Blog Post: New Guidance to Mitigate Determined Adversaries’ Favorite Attack: Pass-the-Hash

    Author: Matt Thomlinson, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing Targeted attacks by determined adversaries (also known as Advanced Persistent Threats or APTs) have been a hot topic recently. Although targeted attacks continue to make up a small fraction of the attacks we see today, reports of attacks...
  • Blog Post: Targeted Attacks Video Series

    Many of the CISOs I talk to tell me that “Advanced Persistent Threats” (APT) style attacks are among their top concerns. As I have written about before, the problem with the term APT is that it doesn’t describe this category of threats very accurately. This makes it harder to understand...