Managed Detection and Response

Privilege Escalation: Attack Techniques and Countermeasures

Privilege escalation is a cyberattack that grants adversaries privileges beyond what the system or application intended to give. The attack can be carried out by internal or external threat actors and is considered a key phase in many advanced cyberattacks. In this article we will define privilege escalation attacks, list privilege escalation types and attack vectors, and discuss the mitigation strategies to counter this attack type.

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5 Steps to Investigating a Data Breach

In today’s complex IT threat landscape, enterprises cannot guarantee complete security by just installing security solutions (such as Firewalls, IPS, NDR, and SIEM) and monitoring them. Enterprises also need to be prepared for cyber incidents as no organization is 100% immune to cyberattacks. Due to the constant threat to cybersecurity, it is imperative to have an incident response plan ready to execute once a data breach is discovered.

Calculating the ROI of your Cybersecurity Investment

Lack of financing in the security department causes enormous monetary losses due to data leaks, breaches, and other security incidents. Businesses need to invest in security — but how can you justify this investment to your management and get their buy-in? And how much budget can you allocate? In this article, we go through the numbers and the formula for calculating the ROI of security investments.

What is a Security Operations Center and Why is it Important?

Cyber attacks continue to increase in both volume and sophistication. Organizations are 24/7 targets of malicious lone wolf hackers and dedicated hacking groups looking to exploit their networks, applications, and endpoints. The onslaught of cyber threats faced by companies calls for continuous monitoring, analysis, and incident response. This article describes the central role played by a security operations center in improving cybersecurity defenses.

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