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How to prepare for the emerging threats to your systems and data

Last updated:August 2015

Editor's note

It takes only a cursory glance at the news to realize that malware, data breaches and other information security threats have expanded exponentially in the last three to five years. Hardly a week goes by without a high-profile, multimillion-dollar hacking incident going public. We cover the dangers wrought by emerging threats in an era of the Internet of Things and state-sponsored hacking. We look closely, too, at how enterprise employees can, accidentally or maliciously, undermine the security of systems. 

The plethora of threats emerging from all directions requires flexibility on the part of those tasked with securing enterprise systems and resiliency in the systems themselves. In this Essential Guide we gather together articles on the major threats enterprises face today and what can be done about them.

1Today's malware is more vicious than ever

Malware has evolving and your approach to thwarting it must too. Learn the latest about the types of malware you need to be on the lookout for.

2The threat from within

There are two kinds of insider threats today -- the intentional and the unwitting. The end result, though, is the same. Learn more about insider threats of both stripes, and what you can do now to reduce their potential for wreaking enterprise network disaster.

3Incident response and employee training

Employees and enterprise daily practices are the front lines in the battle to keep the enterprise secure. Learn why from these stories on two major corporate hacking incidents; then read on to explore how training programs can help prevent an attack on your enterprise.

4Views on security

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then video's value to learning must be immense. This collection of videos touches on many of the subjects discussed above and provides valuable reinforcement of some important security lessons.

5Learn the key terms to understanding emerging threats

The emergence of new threats, not surprisingly, brings with it a slew of new terminology. Knowing these terms can help you better understand the threats your systems and data face now.

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