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How the Evolution of Agents has Been Essential for Modern Database Security

In today’s data driven world, every organization’s most important asset is their data. Accordingly and similarly to other protected components like applications, web and peripheral gateways, databases require a dedicated security solution as well. An essential database security solution must provide fundamental features such as: reporting, asset discovery, vulnerability management, and most importantly, database auditing […]

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Determining “Need to share vs. Need to know” is a Cornerstone of a Data Protection Strategy

There is a paradox that lies at the heart of data security. Data itself only has real value if an organization can share it with stakeholders that need it to perform their roles. However, the more widely an organization shares data the greater the risks of the data being compromised. Data security professionals wrestle every […]

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Can Business Cybersecurity Protection Outlay Offset Cybercrime Insurance?

What is cybercrime insurance? Business cybersecurity protection (cybercrime insurance) safeguards organizations from any financial losses relating to damage to (or loss of) information from, networks and IT systems. This may include reputation loss, the cost of business interruption, infringement of regulatory data standards (such as GDPR, CCPA, or LGPD), and/or attacks from bad actors (e.g., […]

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7 Facts About Insider Threats That Should Make you Rethink Data Security

In the report, Insider Threats Drive Data Protection Improvements, Forrester Research asserts that most organizations are making positive steps toward protecting the sensitive data they are migrating to the cloud. However, Forrester suggests that many have not devised a comprehensive plan that addresses a primary obstacle to data security, internal cybersecurity threats. In this post, […]

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How to Reduce the Risk of Buy Now, Pay Later Fraud

According to a recent FinTech trends report, 2022 is expected to be a big year for Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL). Apple’s recent announcement of its entry into BNPL with Apple Pay Later represents a seismic boom for a sector which is projected to top $1 trillion in annual gross merchandise volume by 2025. The […]

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How CISOs can Find and Retain Security Staff During the Great Resignation

The rising demand for cybersecurity professionals As if the skill shortfall in cybersecurity wasn’t bad enough, the employment landscape is shifting rapidly. This shift is due, in part, to historically low unemployment claims, unrivaled quit rates, and swathes of baby boomers and older Gen X experts retiring – commonly known in HR circles as The […]

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Q1 2022 Global DDoS Threat Landscape Report Findings Summary

Last week, Imperva released the Q1 2022 Global DDoS Threat Landscape Report. To produce the report’s findings, Imperva performs detailed statistical analysis of all DDoS activity that our Threat Research Labs monitored from our global network of PoPs during the first three months of 2022. In response to the ways in which recent geopolitical events […]

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Five Ways Cyber Attackers Leverage Bad Bots to Commit Automated Fraud

The accelerated shift to digital payments has made online fraud more prevalent than ever, as losses from it are expected to exceed $206 billion over the next five years, driven by identity fraud, fake accounts, and payment fraud. Catalyzed by the pandemic, the shift gained substantial traction in 2021 as the popularity of digital payments […]

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Three Reasons Why Unification Drives Modern Data Security Strategy

Today, the necessities of business innovation compel most organizations to have several teams with diverse priorities managing dozens of data sources, all with different structures. This makes it impossible to secure complete data repositories successfully using traditional methods. This post will explain how and why you need to give up siloed data security management and […]

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Imperva Customers are protected from Atlassian Confluence CVE-2022-26134

This is an evolving storyline. Last update: June 4, 2022. On June 2, 2022, Atlassian published a security advisory regarding a CVE for versions of Confluence Server and Data Center applications greater than 1.3.0. The advisory details a critical severity unauthenticated remote code execution vulnerability and is identified as CVE-2022-26134. This Object-Graph Navigation Language (OGNL) […]

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Enhance Network Resiliency with Contingency DDoS Protection

Recent digital market outages have proven the fragility of network infrastructure. When your primary service provider experiences an unexpected outage, your infrastructure is left unprotected and vulnerable to a DDoS attack. The downtime you face waiting for your DDoS mitigation to start working again, could leave a long enough period for attackers to cause substantial […]

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Five Steps to Prepare Data for a Zero-Trust Security Model

The outmoding of traditional network security Traditional network security was based on the concept of a guarded network perimeter, which is difficult to access from the outside but implicitly trusts everyone on the inside. The problem with this approach is that once an attacker has access to the network, they are free to move laterally […]

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Hacktivists Expanding DDoS Attacks as Part of International Cyber Warfare Strategy

In April 2022 it was reported that pro-Russian hacktivist group, KILLNET, carried out a series of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against a number of websites including the United Nations (UN), The Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) an organization founded in Finland, and other European sites in Czechia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, German, Poland, […]

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How to Develop Machine Learning Skills for Every Employee in Your Company

Everyone loves Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science (DS), and it’s probably not going to change for the next decade or so. Even so, most people only have the general idea what data science is and what machine learning or AI algorithms can do. This is quite normal and a common phenomenon for every field […]

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3 Recommendations to Ensure Your API Security Solution can Drive Data Visibility and Quality

Today at least 90% of developers are using APIs in cloud-native web application development. According to new data collected by Forrester Research and presented in their report, Improve API Performance with a Sound API Security Strategy, 62 percent of IT decision makers believe the value they gain from APIs is worth the adoption process so […]

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8 Ways to Avoid CISO Burnout

Times have changed In recent years the job of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has become more and more frenetic and involved. Already stretched CISOs have the added responsibilities of employee management in a time of a global pandemic, staff retention when priorities have changed and home-working has become the norm, and meeting ever more […]

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How Imperva Data Security Fabric Reduces Splunk Ingestion Costs and Accelerates Incident Management

They say the devil is in the details. This is especially true for security professionals that use Splunk as their organization’s primary security analytics engine. Splunk analytics gives security teams a real-time view of machine data from networks, data centers, or IT environments. Organizations also use Splunk to retain log records for data repositories, which […]

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The Business Case for Modernizing On-Premises and Cloud-Based Database Security

Nobody ever says, “We don’t need better security for the data we manage.” There is, however, a balancing act that security professionals perform every day to get the most security value from their solutions at the lowest possible cost. As they move more workloads into cloud-native environments and more databases are introduced to an organization’s […]

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Forrester Report Reveals the 5 Benefits IT Teams Really Need from API Security Tools

An Application Programming Interface (API) is a software intermediary that allows applications to communicate with one another. APIs provide routines, protocols, and tools for developers to facilitate and accelerate the creation of software applications. They enable applications to easily access and share data. APIs connect Web-based applications and other services or platforms, such as social […]

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Building on Your Existing DAM Instance is Smart Budget Planning

For organizations that use it, Imperva’s DAM Gateway is the workhorse of data auditing and security. Today, the explosion of data and data repositories that organizations need to manage – both on-premises and in cloud environments – requires a more flexible, higher-capacity technology platform to execute data auditing and security. The costs of doing things […]

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How to Stop New Employees from Becoming Insider Threats

In the midst of a booming tech economy and a concurrent Great Resignation, recruitment and hiring are all-seasons imperatives. As new people constantly join the organization, how can busy security teams guarantee they will adhere to established data security practices from their onboarding and going forward? Over the last several quarters, many job seekers have […]

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Reading the API Security Tea Leaves for 2022

Just as the global pandemic persists in redefining the new norm, so has enterprises’ growing investments in digital transformation initiatives to keep one step ahead of their competitors. APIs are the engine that are helping drive these digital transformations from the innovation of new services across multiple platforms to the always-on challenge of services supported […]

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4 Bad Bots Likely to Cause Problems for the Remainder of 2022

A short primer on internet bots An Internet bot (bot, for short) is a software application that runs automated tasks over the internet. Bots typically run simple tasks which they can perform at a dramatically greater rate than any human. Beneficial or anodyne bots are characterized as legitimate, or good. Common legitimate bots include Googlebot, […]

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APIs Are Here to Stay, so Get in Front of Securing Them

A recent IDC survey reported that 38 percent of organizations identified cybersecurity threats and regulations as the factor having the greatest impact on their technology investment planning over the next two years. The survey also revealed that for organizations taking a digital-first business approach, unifying security was cited most frequently as their principal motivation. This […]

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Why Customers Asked us for a Data Security Fabric (Even When They Didn’t Know to ask for it by Name)

Our journey to the data security fabric started a while back when we built the industry’s first data security platform based on what customers said they needed and working with customers as design partners. The concept of a software platform has been around for a long time. Like all platforms, we built a stack on […]

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Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing. Where to Begin.

Looking at the employment landscape, it’s clear that prospects for landing cybersecurity positions are excellent and on the rise, but what about the commercial viability of that “grey side-gig”, ethical hacking and penetration testing? While the notion of “being bad to help the good people” is undoubtedly lucrative and very cool, where can we begin […]

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Gain Insight into Database Security Vulnerabilities you Didn’t Know you Had

Identifying and taking action to stop policy-violating behavior is hard enough when you have complete insight into the risks affecting your data repositories. It is virtually impossible to achieve security, however, when you cannot even see these risks to your data repositories. Unfortunately, too many organizations are not doing enough to address two of the […]

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