Network Traffic Analysis (NTA)

Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) was first created and defined by Gartner as an emerging category of security solutions that use network communications as the foundational data source for detecting and investigating security threats and anomalous or malicious behaviors within that network. NTA was named one of the top 11 emerging technologies in 2017 by Gartner….

Threat and incident response – closing the loop in cyber defense

Two of the Gartner’s 2019 top 10 security projects involve threat detection response and incident response. This highlights the importance of remediation and response aspects in cyber security, they are the last steps taken to close the loop in threat and attack defenses. Threat or incident response refer to the techniques and processes as well…

Vulnerability Notification: Apache Subversion mod_dav_svn Denial of Service

[Overview] Subversion is an open source version control and software version control system that runs as a standalone server or as a module of the Apache HTTPD server. Recently, the denial of service vulnerability was fixed officially. [Vulnerability Details] CVE-2018-11803: The vulnerability is caused by improper dereference of an uninitialized pointer variable. A remote attacker…

Ransomware: Are we really prepared for cyber attacks?

On Black Friday of 2018, a powerful ransomware attack hit the San Francisco light rail system, threatening to destroy more than 30 GB of critical databases such as email, staff training, payroll, ticketing and other system data, unless they paid the authors 100 Bitcoins (which equals to approximately $ 355,966 USD). The company refused, resulting…

Announcing the Hillstone Security Management Platform (HSM) 3.2.0

We’ve amped up network protection with the latest updates to the Hillstone Security Management Platform (HSM/vHSM) with version 3.2.0. HSM is the centralized security management, configuration and monitoring solution for the Hillstone network security portfolio. With these updates, Hillstone delivers a comprehensive IPv6 solution, in conjunction with Hillstone security appliances. It also comes in a…