What Is Security?

Security and Risk 1 300x200 - Security and RiskThe war on cyberattacks that target enterprises and their associates is not slowing down. As attacks and the theft of data increases, new tools are emerging to thwart these challenges.  We are leaving the era of anti-virus as one of the main ways to stop attacks on endpoints and on the users who use them. Legacy antivirus software suffers from the need to perform routine checks that can damage productivity and place strain on enterprise computer systems, especially at scale. New platforms are emerging that replace these methods with streamlined approaches driven by automation, AI, and cryptographic innovation. The cyberwar on the enterprise and the sophisticated manner in which these infiltrations occur means that a new class of privacy/security protection is needed.

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Trends in Enterprise Security & Risk

Today there are numerous attacks on users that occur from old and new viruses. Most enterprises have antivirus software installed on endpoints, but, as nearly all IT staff know, antivirus is not enough to protect the devices or to protect user’s identity and privacy. This is especially true in the age of remote work, where knowledge workers are no longer under the supervision of IT.

The attack on privacy started with the need to sell targeted advertisements. To sell ads, the advertiser needs to prove to the advertiser that they can profile and then target users. Advertisers exploit numerous channels to collect data on everything from gender, to income, to location-based targeting information.

Without security you have a recipe for data theft, infiltration into the enterprise, and ransomware. These threats should not be underestimated; as the high-profile corporate hacks of recent years have shown, security vulnerabilities can make or break an enterprise.

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Security Planning for 2022—Use your Rear-View Mirror, Hindsight Is 20/20

In this Research Note, we explore four lessons learned from the security incidents of this last year as well as four key areas enterprises must focus on to improve their security posture in 2022.

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Hot VendorsTM in Security and Privacy, 2020

Today, the focus has been on Endpoint Security. However, today it also means protecting user data and privacy. This will give rise to newer classes of providers who offer security and privacy solutions. Aragon has identified 4 vendors in security and privacy that are making a difference in the market.

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The Rise of Clickwrap Transaction Platforms: Act Now or Lose the Battle for Secure eCommerce

The world is going fully digital faster in a pandemic era than many imagined. This means that for B2B and B2C transactions more of them will be fully digital and online. Clickwrap transaction platforms are poised to assist enterprises with the challenges of managing the legal terms and conditions associated with online transactions.

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Is Your Enterprise Equipped to Thwart Cyber Threats?

Our Enterprise Security Checklist provides you with aspects of security you must plan for in order to have a safe, well-functioning, and protected enterprise.

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To view all of our enterprise security research visit our Security Research Index >

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Complimentary Ebook: Securing Digital Transactions In 2021

A more rigorous security approach needs to be taken when it comes to managing digital transactions, as there has been a rapid increase in online transactions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Enterprises need to protect both their own data and the data of their customers.

Download your free eBook to learn about DTM trends that will help you secure your digital transactions.

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Recent Blogs


 

Google Buys Into Security with $5.4 Billion Acquisition of Mandiant

Today Google and Mandiant announced that Google would be acquiring Mandiant for $23 per share valued at $5.4 billion in an all cash deal. Following the close of the acquisition, Mandiant will become part of Google Cloud. This blog reviews the deal and what it means for Google moving forward.

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Google Follows in Apple's Steps to Limit Ad Tracking on Android

Google is now planning on restricting the use of the Android operating system and the apps that run on it to track users and their behaviors.

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Ransomware Attacks are Here: Backup Everything

Ransomware attacks are here to stay. For many in technology, it is hard to even get a weekend off these days with the growth of Ransomware as a Service (RAS) attacks.

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Aragon Live : Why Your Supply Chain and Cloud Aren't As Secure As You'd Think

In this episode, Aragon Research CEO Jim Lundy, and Aragon Research Sr. Director of Research, Craig Kennedy, discuss enterprise security and cloud computing.

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