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Common types of security threats

What keeps a CEO up at night? It could be any number of things, but in recent years, the debilitating impact of cybersecurity threats are growing in concern. The fact is, no business – regardless of size, location or industry – is invincible. And with cyberattacks becoming increasingly extensive and sophisticated, the problem is becoming complicated.

While the motivations behind cyberattacks vary greatly, the impact can be paralyzing for business, its customers and community. In fact, we’ve recently seen attacks on critical public infrastructure such as hospitals and airports.

A few common types of cybersecurity threats remain pervasive:

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LogPoint protects against social engineering and phishing

Social engineering

Exploiting people through social engineering such as phishing campaigns makes it easier to break into a well-protected network, posing threats to customer data. LogPoint can identify suspicious domains, mail requests originating from known threat sources and anomalous behavior pertaining to an institution’s leaders and other decision makers.

With LogPoint, you can:

  • Consolidate analytical processes to identify potentially harmful activities on your network
  • Detect lateral movement of malicious or anomalous activity through increased transparency of your network activities
  • Detect suspicious behavior related to email communication, particularly tied to decision makers
  • Act on activities tied to known malicious sources before they result in a data breach
LogPoint protects against DoS

Denial of service (DoS)

These cyberattacks occur when a hacker floods a website with more traffic than it can handle. Downtime is disastrous – it can damage both the financial stability and reputation of your company. LogPoint helps you identify attacks intended to compromise network and system availability due to extremely high levels of activity. With LogPoint, you can:

  • Monitor DNS traffic at the edge of your network to identify models of network traffic
  • Detect sudden variations exceeding the general level of traffic, while accounting for benign fluctuations
  • Use static and dynamic enrichment of DNS requests to uncover C2 traffic, using both threat intelligence and DGA approaches
  • Use predictive analytics to identify potentially critical events before they turn into downtime or disruptions
  • Assess an incident and mitigate future attempts to compromise availability using consolidated cybersecurity event reporting
LogPoint protects against DoS

Malware

Among the most common security threats, malware refers to multiple forms of harmful software executed when a user mistakenly downloads it. LogPoint gives you insight into potential compromises by monitoring the health of your systems via integrity and vulnerability scanners, firewalls and tracking access to assets.

With LogPoint, you can:

  • Detect vulnerable sources to identify potential access points for an attack on your infrastructure
  • Baseline your enterprise to identify anomalous activity happening on your network
  • Rapidly inspect your networks and identifying machines that are infected
  • Actively monitor research and publications on a given strain and receive updates and queries as more research is carried out
  • Identify any spike in file creation, renaming or deletions by a specific user or process
  • Create alerts for unusual data activity on storage systems within a certain period of time
LogPoint protects against privilege misuse

Privilege misuse

Privileged accounts can be compromised when credentials are misused or reused. The ability to detect lateral movement and suspicious or abnormal behavior in the network prior to exfiltration can defend against an insider threat. LogPoint uses UEBA and exhaustive compliance regimens to monitor and detect fraud in enterprise applications, infrastructure including Account Directory and cloud-based services such as Azure, AWS and Salesforce. With LogPoint, you can:

  • Monitor administrative accounts to alert and report on access attempts
  • Validate new accounts that haven’t been activated without appropriate approval
  • Track access to mailboxes and identify potential misuse
  • Detect sudden changes in user, operator or server behavior by combining anomaly detection with advanced correlation
  • Uncover and audit configuration and policy changes
  • Identify attempts to exfiltration data
LogPoint protects against privilege misuse
LogPoint protects against web application attacks

Web application attacks

Financial organizations don’t often prioritize application security, but applications like SAP, Oracle and Microsoft are frequently attack targets. If that sounds like your company, it’s time to fix it. By securing your applications and optimizing performance with LogPoint, you can:

  • Monitor web server security by integrating logs from your web application firewall (WAF)
  • Gain greater visibility into attacks and policies to maximize uptime and performance of the application
  • Systematically control and filter all attempts to access your application
  • Investigate cybersecurity-critical events to rapidly resolve application and performance problems
LogPoint protects against cyber espionage

Cyber espionage

Being able to detect suspicious activity around sensitive and classified information is the first step to securing your infrastructure against data exfiltration.

LogPoint monitors your organization’s infrastructure by observing behaviors around enterprise applications such as SAP and Oracle, often storing key information subject to sabotage and espionage.

With LogPoint, you can:

  • Protect essential business processes, sensitive data and intellectual property by tracking behavior around and access to privileged information
  • Track unauthorized network or system access linked to state-affiliated actors and/or possible espionage
  • Monitor admin rights of external parties to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive information
  • Identify potentially malicious inbound communication from suspicious domains or identified threat sources to secure your organization from phishing attempts
LogPoint protects against cyber espionage
LogPoint detects human error in IT solutions for healthcare

Human error

Unintentional data breaches are common in healthcare, and the potential to leave your patient’s sensitive data wide open to the public. Simple employee mistakes can become expensive incidents that can damage your organization’s finances and reputation.

LogPoint monitors network access, policy changes, file system activity and file access to help you identify misconfiguration, mis delivery and disposal errors. With LogPoint, you can:

  • Employ retention policies to guarantee that sensitive patient data isn’t kept longer than necessary
  • Ensure disposal of sensitive data on a granular level by applying routing policies directly to your data
  • Review your system configurations from a single pane of glass to rapidly identify misconfigurations that have the potential to render classified information public
  • Identify policy misconfigurations before classified information is rendered public

Advanced Persistant Threats (APTs)

Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are notoriously difficult to trace. So, it’s best to avoid the rising costs associated with a compromise by inspecting deviations from the norm.

With LogPoint, you can:

  • Detect vulnerable sources to identify potential access points for an attack on your infrastructure
  • Baseline your enterprise to identify anomalous activity happening on your network
  • Detect suspicious behavior related to email communication, particularly tied to managers or top-level executives
  • React to activities tied to known malicious sources before they result in a data breach
  • Rapidly inspect your network security and identifying machines that are infected
  • Actively monitor research and publications on a given strain and receive updates and queries as more research is carried out
  • Identify any spike in file creation, renaming or deletions by a specific user or process
  • Create alerts for unusual data activity on storage systems within a certain period of time
LogPoint network security detects Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)
LogPoint protects against privilege misuse

Ransomware

Ransomware is a rising threat nowadays, especially in healthcare. When fighting ransomware, planning and forethought are crucial to limiting the impact and quickly recovering with minimal disruption. One of the most important aspects is the time used to detect it. The longer a ransomware is active in an enterprise, the larger the impact and costlier it is to recover.

LogPoint gives insight into indicators of compromise through monitoring the health of your systems via integrity and vulnerability scanners, firewalls and

With LogPoint, you can:

  • Detect vulnerable sources to identify potential access points for an attack on your infrastructure
  • Baseline your enterprise to capture anomalous activity happening on your network
  • Identify any spike in file creation, renaming or deletions by a specific user or process
  • Create alerts for unusual data activity on storage systems within a certain period of time