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[ESG Blog] Some Thoughts for Millennials that Diss Antivirus

My generation can get awfully snarky about antivirus: go on reddit, search for the topic, and you’ll find some arrogant responses along the lines of “antivirus is just adware and all I need is Malwarebytes”. Well hey, good for you, and Malwarebytes is great (I use it too). But we millennials have a harder time remembering what the internet was like before AV came along, a time when any email or misclicked website could brick your computer.

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[ESG Blog] Some Thoughts for Millennials that Diss Antivirus

My generation can get awfully snarky about antivirus: go on reddit, search for the topic, and you’ll find some arrogant responses along the lines of “antivirus is just adware and all I need is Malwarebytes”. Well hey, good for you, and Malwarebytes is great (I use it too). But we millennials have a harder time remembering what the internet was like before AV came along, a time when any email or misclicked website could brick your computer.

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[ESG Brief] FireEye Broadening Endpoint Security Platform to Include Threat Protection

FireEye recently unveiled an expanded endpoint threat protection platform that includes the prevention of endpoint attacks. FireEye has ridden a tremendous amount of momentum in security investigation, endpoint forensics, and professional services, yet endpoint protection has not been considered a foundational strength. This offering should change that perception by positioning FireEye as a more holistic endpoint security provider for organizations—before, during, and after a cyber-attack.

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[ESG Brief] FireEye Broadening Endpoint Security Platform to Include Threat Protection

FireEye recently unveiled an expanded endpoint threat protection platform that includes the prevention of endpoint attacks. FireEye has ridden a tremendous amount of momentum in security investigation, endpoint forensics, and professional services, yet endpoint protection has not been considered a foundational strength. This offering should change that perception by positioning FireEye as a more holistic endpoint security provider for organizations—before, during, and after a cyber-attack.

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[ESG Research Report] The Endpoint Security Paradox

In order to accurately assess organizations’ endpoint security technologies, policies, and processes, ESG surveyed 340 IT and information security professionals representing large midmarket (500 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America. All respondents were responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing endpoint security technology products and services.

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[ESG Research Report] The Endpoint Security Paradox

In order to accurately assess organizations’ endpoint security technologies, policies, and processes, ESG surveyed 340 IT and information security professionals representing large midmarket (500 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America. All respondents were responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing endpoint security technology products and services.

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[ESG Research Report] Network Security Trends in the Era of Cloud and Mobile Computing

In order to accurately assess organizations’ network security policies, processes, organizations, and technologies, ESG recently surveyed 397 security professionals representing enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America. All respondents were responsible for or directly involved in the planning, implementation, or operations of their organization’s network security policies, processes, or technical safeguards.

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[ESG Research Report] Network Security Trends in the Era of Cloud and Mobile Computing

In order to accurately assess organizations’ network security policies, processes, organizations, and technologies, ESG recently surveyed 397 security professionals representing enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America. All respondents were responsible for or directly involved in the planning, implementation, or operations of their organization’s network security policies, processes, or technical safeguards.

ESG Analyst Impressions from Black Hat 2014

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PoS security is often a moving target. Enterprise Strategy Group analyst Kyle Prigmore notes that each of the recently breached retailers had a different weakness. "Target actually had an objectively impressive security architecture in place in terms of products, but failed to integrate their threat detection with an ability to contextualize their alerts," Prigmore says. "Home Depot had AV, but it appears they failed to update their OS/AV patches in a timely fashion."

Read the entire article at eSecurity Planet.

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