In order for the government to realise the value it can achieve through digital services, the resilience of systems must be assured and enterprises must improve their capability to defend against continuous cyber assaults.
The "10 Steps to Cyber Security" guidance, produced by Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG), the information security arm of the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), represents a template for threat prevention capabilities that will help enterprises tangibly improve their cyber defence capacity and the resilience of their digital systems.
McAfee has outlined five measures we believe will help organisations successfully implement the CESG guidance to improve their cyber resilience and security posture.
Security by default: enabling transformation through cyber resilience. This brief is a tool to educate government stakeholders on cyber resilience strategy issues. With this foundational understanding of how to create a secure by default environment, you will be better prepared to take action.
The interoperability between TITUS Document Classification software and McAfee Data Loss Prevention (DLP) further reduces your risk of data loss by capturing end users’ inherent knowledge about the sensitivity of documents and making that information available to McAfee host and network-based DLP as visual classification labels and corresponding metadata.
McAfee delivers the most comprehensive protections available, protecting the Army's network before the patch, during the attempted attack, and after the threat.
Through its optimized, connected security architecture and global threat intelligence, learn how McAfee delivers security that addresses the needs of the military, civilian government organizations, critical sectors, and systems integrators.
Real Time for McAfee ePO collects McAfee endpoint security product status instantly. This real-time visibility enables you to act on the most recent intelligence, not historical data, helping you to quickly identify and remediate under-protected and noncompliant endpoints.
Learn about the three frameworks required for intelligence-driven response to be effective — decision, detection, and analysis.
Learn about the three cyber-readiness solution requirements: continuous asset intelligence, risk assessment across IT and operational assets, and integration with computerized decision support systems.
Continuous monitoring is a network lifestyle for greater resilience. It requires a shift in mindset, from reaction and documentation to proactive, data-centric, risk-based action.
The most menacing type of cyberattack is invisible. Using sophisticated techniques to hide its presence, a stealth attack may operate outside of the OS or move dynamically across endpoints to conceal the attackers’ actions. The risk to enterprises is real, with high-profile attacks such as Operation High Roller impacting companies around the globe. Traditional antivirus or intrusion prevention systems are no match for this new breed of attack; instead, enterprises need layered security controls that work together to detect the presence and actions of stealthy malware and attackers.
There are several solutions for protecting information that offer the added benefit of reducing costs and complexity.
There are a number of scenarios that can spawn from insiders, but information theft is squarely the primary issue.
The data center operations team is being tasked with responsibilities from building solutions for continuous compliance and virtualization to consolidation and leveraging the cloud.
For efficient vulnerability assessment, it is necessary to step beyond point products and disparate tools and integrate vulnerability assessment into a broader enterprise workflow. An ideal solution combines the following capabilities into a cohesive framework: asset discovery and management, comprehensive vulnerability scanning, flexible reporting, and remediation workflows into a single vulnerability assessment solution.
To attain situational awareness, your organization must break down technical walls that keep teams and critical data separated. You must allow the decision makers managing your risk to see not only your internal infrastructure as a whole, but see beyond your perimeter to external actors, external dependencies, and all associated threats.
The McAfee solution has two primary components: McAfee Firewall Enterprise and McAfee Network Security Platform. The McAfee Firewall and the IPS appliance both have add-on features that can optimize your visibility into the network. McAfee SIEM and other optional products help extend visibility and analytics to more aspects of network traffic.
The McAfee approach to database security monitors database activity and changes, offers protected auditing tools, enables virtual patching to avoid database downtime, and provides compliance and regulatory templates.
File servers hold sensitive data and require security controls that guard against data-stealing malware and unauthorized system changes. McAfee protects file servers with a solution that includes antimalware and antivirus protection, change monitoring and enforcement, dynamic whitelisting, network intrusion protection, and data loss prevention.
Cyber-Ark Privileged Identity Management (PIM) Suite integration for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) software provides near real-time alerts and a view of privileged user activity for critical IT assets — including servers, databases, networking components, and applications — across the data center. This greater visibility enhances situational awareness and incident response.
The integration of Fox Technologies (FoxT) solutions with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) software allows the management of authentication and authorization policies for users with both elevated and normal privileges to servers and applications. The integration also enables the use of McAfee ePO software for both solution deployment and reporting.
Boost your overall database security with reliable, real-time protection against external and internal threats across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. McAfee's activity monitoring sensors require no costly hardware or changes to your existing system architecture, giving you an easy-to-deploy, highly scalable database security solution. The sensors immediately detect any kind of unauthorized or malicious behavior and terminate it without significant impact to overall system performance. McAfee Database Activity Monitoring greatly simplifies your database security management and helps ensure compliance with PCI DSS, SOX, HIPAA/HITECH, SAS 70, and many other types of regulations.
Know the exact location and vulnerability level of all your databases. McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases gives you complete visibility into your overall database security posture, providing you with a detailed risk assessment across more than 4,700 vulnerability checks. Get clear classification of database security threats into distinct priority levels, fix scripts, and expert remediation recommendations that better prepare your organization for audits and compliance with regulatory mandates.
McAfee Web Gateway, deployed on-premises with appliances or in a virtual environment, offers powerful, proactive protection against zero-day threats, spyware, and targeted attacks. Web Gateway combines this advanced security with flexible, granular control, enabling your business to take maximum advantage of the web without compromise.
McAfee Application Control software provides an effective way to block unauthorized applications and code on servers, corporate desktops, and fixed-function devices. This centrally managed whitelisting solution uses a dynamic trust model and innovative security features that thwart advanced persistent threats — without requiring signature updates or labor-intensive list management.
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise combines anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, and intrusion prevention technologies to stop and remove malicious software. It also extends coverage to new security risks and reduces the cost of responding to outbreaks with the industry’s lowest impact on system performance.
McAfee Network Security Platform is a uniquely intelligent security solution that discovers and blocks sophisticated threats in the network. Using advanced threat detection techniques, it defends against stealthy attacks with extreme accuracy at speeds of up to 80 Gbps, while providing rich contextual data about users, devices, and applications for fast, accurate responses to network-borne attacks.
McAfee Policy Auditor automates data gathering and assessment processes required for internal and external system-level IT audits and IT security certification.
McAfee Vulnerability Manager, with its McAfee Asset Manager feature, delivers unrivaled scalability and performance, actively or passively canvassing everything on your network.
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager provides the speed and rich context required to identify critical threats, respond quickly, and easily address compliance requirements. Continuous global threat and enterprise risk feeds deliver adaptive and autonomous risk management, allowing remediation of threats and compliance reporting in minutes instead of hours.
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) is a key component of the McAfee Security Management Platform, and the only enterprise-class software, to provide unified management of endpoint, network, and data security. With end-to-end visibility and powerful automations that slash incident response times, McAfee ePO software dramatically strengthens protection and drives down the cost and complexity of managing risk and security.
McAfee Strategic Security Services can aid your organization in developing programs based on tried and tested principles. Our consultants work to determine the effectiveness of your existing programs and the desired end state. We then provide a road map to bridge any gaps in a cost-effective manner. Our program development services span a number of functional areas within the larger information security framework.
McAfee Foundstone guides enterprises of all sizes on the best ways to maintain a strong security posture. Our teams of security experts assess network vulnerabilities, evaluate gaps in information security programs, offer strategies that meet compliance goals, and even help develop programs to prepare for security emergencies. McAfee Foundstone’s range of strategic and technical consulting services ensures businesses learn where they are at risk and build effective solutions to remediate security vulnerabilities.
An Incident Response (IR) Program allows you to respond quickly, and minimize damage and downtime when attacks and exploits occur. McAfee Foundstone takes a comprehensive and proactive approach to help you cover all the bases.
Foundstone’s capability in secure application development originates with our software and application security service (SASS) consultants, who have performed threat models and source code audits on numerous client applications, as well as their own software.