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JANUARY 2013 CHECK POINT 2013 SECURITY REPORT
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003 CHECK POINT 2013 SECURITY REPORT CHECK POINT 2013 SECURITY REPORT 01 Introduction and Methodology 004 02 Threats to Your Organization 006 03 Applications in the Enterprise Workspace 020 04 Data Loss Incidents in Your Network 030 AP Appendices 042 06 About Check Point Software Technologies 038 05 Summary and Security Strategy 036
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2013 CHECK POINT ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT 004 01 “JUST AS WATER RETAINS NO CONSTANT SHAPE, SO IN WARFARE THERE ARE NO CONSTANT CONDITIONS.” 1 ALTHOUGH THIS SENTENCE IS 2,600 YEARS OLD, SURPRISINGLY IT IS STILL VERY RELEVANT, REFLECTING TODAY’S MODERN WARFARE - CYBER WARFARE. Hackers’ techniques are constantly changing. As these nefarious assaults become more advanced and sophisticated, security challenges are raised to new heights. Data centers, employees’ computers and mobile phones are prime targets for hackers who deploy an endless variety of malware such as bots, trojans and drive-by downloads. Hackers use ruse and social engineering to manipulate innocent users’ identities to access corporate information such as internal documents, financial records, credit card numbers and user credentials, or to simply shut down services with denial of service attacks. This modern war of advanced threats and attacks is here to stay. Corporate information stored in data centers, servers, PCs and mobile phones is ever increasing; with more data and platforms implying added risks for corporations. Finally, the list of security threats is not getting shorter, and each new attack reveals a deeper level of attacker sophistication. What were the main security risks that your network faced last year? What are the risks it will face next year? These were the key questions that kept Check Point’s security research team busy over the past several months. While gathering answers to these questions, Check Point conducted an intensive security analysis spanning over 800 of its client organizations. This report provides an analysis of 2012 network security events that occurred in organizations worldwide, with examples of published incidents, explanations on how some of the attacks were carried out followed by recommendations on how to protect against such assaults. The report is divided into three parts. Each part is dedicated to a different aspect of security. The first part focuses on security threats such as bots, viruses, security breaches and attacks. The second part discusses risky web applications that compromise organizational network security. The final part is dedicated to loss of data caused by unintentional employee actions. Methodology Check Point’s 2013 Security Report is based on a collaborative research and analysis of security events gathered from four main resources: Check Point Security Gateways Analysis Reports 2 , Check Point ThreatCloud™ 3 , Check Point SensorNet™ network and Check Point Endpoint Security reports.
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