Living in a State of Cyber Insecurity - Advanced Targeted Attacks

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Aaron Sheridan, Sr. Systems Security Engineer
With the APT attacks in 2011, we have seen cyber criminals penetrate networks seemingly at will. This has been possible because of zero-day, targeted APT attacks utilizing sophisticated malware that infiltrates over multiple stages and multiple vectors like Web and Email.

In this webcast Aaron will discuss the cycle of cyber insecurity and provide key criteria as security professionals investigate next-generation threat protection, including:

1. Real-time defenses beyond signatures
2. Dynamic analysis of all phases of the attack lifecycle
3. Inbound and outbound filtering across protocols
4. Accurate, low false positive rates
5. Global intelligence to protect the local network
Mar 14 2012
33 mins
Living in a State of Cyber Insecurity - Advanced Targeted Attacks
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    Register today for this exclusive insight!
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    •How FireEye can protect your email in the cloud and in your data center

    As always, we’ll leave plenty of time for Q&A. Register today.

    The FireEye Team
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    - Find out what it takes to secure your organization from today’s evasive advanced cyber threats
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    Join us as we discuss the following:

    •The current threat landscape
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    •A case study of a healthcare breach
    •The threat horizon for the healthcare industry
    •Lessons learned from the latest healthcare breaches

    Register today!
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    Be prepared for the next wave of mobile cyberattacks. Register today to gain insight from FireEye’s latest report and our mobile subject matter experts!

    The FireEye Team
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    Register today!
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    Josh Goldfarb, VP, CTO - Americas, FireEye
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    - The failure of traditional defense models in the face of a new adversary
    - The value of an Adaptive Defense strategy and working with a trusted partner
    - Real-world case studies

    As always, we will save plenty of time for Q&A. Be sure to register now to take part in this critical webinar.
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    In interactive this session, you will learn about:
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    Join us for a dynamic discussion with subject matter experts where you will learn:

    •What makes your government-related organization an appealing target – whether you’re a political opponent, business, agency or vendor
    •Why it’s important to determine who could be planning an attack, their motives, and how they might carry out their goals
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    • An overview of the conflict in Syria and why cyber-espionage is an increasingly important factor
    • An in-depth analysis of a critical breach of the Syrian opposition including an overview of the tools and techniques used by the threat actors

    All webinar attendees will receive a free copy of the new Syrian report. Register today!
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    •Find out the top 10 security predictions for 2015 and how they impacts organizations
    •Discover the data that drove these predictions
    •Learn about key strategies to take a proactive stance against advanced attacks
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    Barry Vengerik, Principal Threat Intelligence Analyst, Kristen Dennesen, Sr. Threat Intelligence Analyst
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    Join us for a roundtable discussion with subject matter experts where we’ll talk about the details of the report and explore surrounding topics, to include:

    • A deep dive into FIN4’s tactics and why they are simple yet surprisingly effective
    • How FIN4 may be monitoring insider communications for a trading advantage
    • Why FIN4 is different from other threat groups FireEye tracks
    • A profile of organizations at risk, and what they can do to protect themselves.

    All webinar attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Hacking the Street? report.
  • APT 28: Cyber Espionage and the Russian Government? Recorded: Nov 4 2014 49 mins
    Edward Lucas, Senior Editor, The Economist and Jen Weedon, Manager of Threat Intelligence, FireEye
    FireEye just released a report called APT28: A Window Into Russia's Cyber Espionage Operations? The report focuses on a targeted threat group that we call APT28 (Advanced Persistent Threat group 28) and details ongoing, focused operations that we believe indicate a government sponsor - most likely the Russian government.

    Join us for a roundtable discussion with Russian security expert, Edward Lucas of The Economist, and Jen Weedon, Manager of Threat Intelligence at FireEye.

    Discussion topics will include:

    •Russia's intentions and motivations in cyberspace
    •Whether APT28's activity supports Russia's geopolitical strategy
    •How Russian and Chinese network operations compare
    •Which organizations and agencies are most at risk
  • Building a Better Budget for Advanced Threat Detection and Prevention Recorded: Oct 28 2014 57 mins
    Dave Shackleford, Lead Faculty, IANS, Josh Goldfarb, Chief Security Strategist - Enterprise Forensics, FireEye
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    Join FireEye’s Chief Security Strategist (Forensics Group) Josh Goldfarb, and Dave Shackleford, IANS Lead Faculty, as they discuss:
    •The kinds of products and controls most organizations are implementing
    •What new technologies security teams are focusing on, and
    •How security budgets are changing to align with security’s growing importance to the enterprise

    This is one hour you will not want to miss!
  • Sidewinder Targeted Attack Against Android Recorded: Oct 14 2014 43 mins
    Dr. Tao Wei, Sr. Research Scientist, Yulong Zhang, Sr. Research Eng., Rob Rachwald, Sr. Dir. Mkt Research
    In this webinar, our experts will present one practical case of such attacks called "Sidewinder Targeted Attack." It targets victims by intercepting location information reported from ad libs, which can be used to locate targeted areas such as a CEO's office or some specific conference rooms. When the target is identified, "Sidewinder Targeted Attack" exploits popular vulnerabilities in ad libs, such as JavaScript-binding-over-HTTP or dynamic-loading-over-HTTP.

    Join us for this for this live session to learn:
    •How a Sidewinder Targeted Attack can disrupt and hijack the network where targeted victims reside
    •The risks of remote attacks on Android devices through apps downloaded from Google Play
    •Different forms of attacks to Android vulnerabilities
    •Current trends and best practices around mobile security
  • New Employee Success Tips: How to Drive Security Maturity Recorded: Sep 23 2014 45 mins
    Josh Goldfarb, Chief Security Strategist - Enterprise Forensics Group, FireEye
    Taking on security needs at a new organization can be complicated as you learn what’s currently in place, where the gaps are and the best way to drive change in your new organization. Get helpful guidance, beyond the technical details, from an experienced change agent.

    This talk will discuss some of the ways in which security can be approached as a business process, rather than as an enigma, including:

    •Your first 30 days: fame and foibles when taking over a new
    security program
    •Gauging your business executives: how to talk with senior
    business leaders and classify their responses to security in order
    to make your relationship more effective
    •Show me the money: how to review a security budget and quickly
    match it up against your new organization's risk profile
    •Finding strategic partners: a litmus test for discussions with key
    vendors to figure out who to trust and who is selling you a bridge
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    Dave Merkel, CTO, FireEye, Inc.
    Threat actors’ tactics and motivations are evolving. Successful security teams continuously adapt to anticipate new tactics. That means adopting new approaches. Join us for this webinar, where we share FireEye’s point of view about how organizations can implement adaptive defense strategies that position them to detect, analyze and respond to security incidents of all kinds.

    FireEye’s CTO, Dave Merkel, will discuss how security teams can reduce the time to detect and resolve security incidents.

    Register for this webinar here.
  • A New Approach to IPS – Reduce Your Exposure and Costs Recorded: Sep 4 2014 35 mins
    Rajiv Raghunarayan (FireEye), Srinivas Loke (FireEye)
    Current IPS products are deficient for lots of reasons—they’re signature-based, unable to detect modern threats, and, they create excessive alerts that require additional resources to manage. Using an outdated protection model results in distracting false positives and a lack of actionable threat intelligence. Organizations need a holistic view of multi-vector attacks that goes well beyond what conventional IPS tools offer.

    In just 30 minutes, you’ll learn how to:

    * Confirm attacks via timely and validated threat notifications
    * Minimize time and resource investments resulting from false alerts
    * Consolidate known and unknown threats on a single platform
    * Create actionable insights by correlating threats to derive richer intelligence and speed incident response times

    Join FireEye for this brief webinar and discover a new approach to IPS. You’ll quickly realize how you can save your organization time, money, and reduce your exposure to the threats lurking out there.
  • State of the Hack: Spotlight on Healthcare Recorded: Aug 28 2014 34 mins
    Laura Galante, Manager, Threat Intelligence, FireEye
    Join us for this webinar where we’ll share our latest intelligence and recommend how healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers can protect themselves from attackers that target these industries.

    In this webinar we will cover:
    • Which threat actors target these industries?
    • What information do they typically steal?
    • What type of tools and tactics do attackers use to gain access?
    • What can we expect from these threat actors in the coming year?
    • How can organizations protect themselves from the attackers that
    are targeting them?
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