Featured Case Studies
While one group seeks to protect customers and their data, the other seeks to exploit them. Without visibility into the network, organizations are challenged to meet their ultimate goal: Stop advanced threats that put data at risk.
As an institution of higher learning, The University of Tampa prides itself on fostering freedom of learning and exchange of knowledge while protecting the school’s research and information. To this end, The University of Tampa’s Office of Information Security takes advanced approaches to securing the campus network through the use of people, process, and technology to allow better visibility; leveling the playing field against advanced threats.
Maintaining a good reputation is important for any company, but perhaps more so for one that delivers entertainment to families and children worldwide. Intellectual property theft, stolen Personally Identifiable Information, or participating in a DDoS attack (albeit, unwillingly) could be devastating to this international media company’s reputation – making clear and accurate threat detection a necessity.
According to industry standards, information security was being done right at this large entertainment company. It had implemented layers of security controls dictated by the best practice concept of defense-in-depth. But, despite having antivirus, firewall, IDS/IPS and unified threat management solutions in place, the company was still getting hammered by malware and advanced threats.
A large ISP rolled out a program to provide cyber security and on-line protection to its subscriber base at no additional charge. The goal of the program was to directly address the ever-changing and evolving threats faced by its subscribers and to provide differentiated Internet services in a market that has become largely commoditized.
The emergence of botnets and other off-the-shelf cyber-crime tools has transformed hacking into a point-and-click process. To fight these ‘advanced persistent threats’ Wall Street firms including Raymond James Financial are adopting new detection technologies.
Securing campus networks is a unique challenge for Universities. The abundance of personal laptops and mobile devices entering the network makes it more difficult to lock down computing resources or enforce standardized configurations. At universities today, the young, tech-savvy population demands unfettered access to Internet resources and social networking sites, providing unlimited infection vectors for botnet operators and cyber criminals.