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Our Managed Security Services help companies keep up with today’s constantly changing threat landscape, relieve stress and reduce expense. Learn about cybersecurity and compliance topics related to Managed Security, AlienVault Managed Security, LogRhythm Managed Security, Phishing as a Service, Perimeter Defense and Cyber Deception, Security Awareness Program and more.


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Feb 2019

In-House SOC or MSSP?

With every study and high-profile data breach publicized, it becomes more apparent that companies need to make protecting their systems more diligently. This leads to the question of whether an organization should go with an in-house SOC or MSSP (managed security service provider). In this article we will discuss considerations for each. Is My Organization at Risk of Cyber Attack? A survey conducted by KPMG...

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31

Jan 2019

How Managed Security Can Help Reach PCI Compliance

The PCI DSS standard is designed to ensure the security of credit card data. Any organization that stores, transmits, or processes credit card information must comply with the requirements of the PCI DSS standard. The organization must pass third-party audits designed to test this compliance. What Do I Need to Do for PCI Compliance? In order to be compliant with PCI DSS, an organization needs...

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07

Jan 2019

Introduction to the MITRE ATT&CK Framework

What is the MITRE ATT&CK Framework? MITRE’s Adversarial Tactics, Techniques and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK) framework is a collection of information about advanced persistent threats (APTs) that commonly target enterprise networks. The goal of the framework is to collect all relevant and available information about these groups and organize it in a way that makes it accessible and usable for enterprise security teams. The framework was...

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10

Dec 2018

Moving from Threat Intelligence Consumer to Producer

Most organizations are threat intelligence consumers, purchasing or collecting publicly available information about current cybersecurity threats. In this article, we discuss the value of becoming a threat intelligence producer and how an organization can do so with minimal in-house cybersecurity resources. What is Threat Intelligence? Threat intelligence is a term generally used to mean “any useful information for detecting and protecting against cyberattacks”.  Examples include...

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04

Dec 2018

Using Application Whitelisting to Stop Malware

Phishing attacks are one of the most common methods that attackers use to breach organizational defenses and gain access to the protected network. In many cases, the purpose of the phishing attack is to execute malicious software on the target computer. Developing and enforcing an application whitelist is one way that organizations can dramatically decrease the threat that these phishing attacks pose to their corporate...

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20

Sep 2018

MSSP Alert names Sword & Shield to 2018 Top 100 MSSPs

Leading national cybersecurity firm ranked as a top 100 managed security services provider second year in a row KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Sept. 20, 2018 – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a leading cybersecurity firm headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and serving clients nationally, was named by MSSP Alert, the global voice for managed security service providers (MSSPs), to its 2018 Top 100 MSSPs list. Sword & Shield...

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21

Aug 2018

Examining Fileless Malware Threats

Most malware is file-based, meaning that your computer is infected as a result of a file being downloaded and run on your computer. This makes detection and removal easier for antivirus software since it can generate signatures of the malware files and look for those files on disk to detect and remove them. Conversely, fileless malware is designed to not leave a file on disk...

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15

Aug 2018

Sticking Around: Common Windows Malware Persistence Mechanisms

Malware authors put a lot of time and effort into writing their malware and finding ways to get it installed and running on target machines. If users could get rid of malware for good by just closing it or restarting their computer, then these attackers would have put in a lot of work for minimal payoff. But hackers leverage malware persistence mechanisms to be sure...

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10

Jul 2018

Sword & Shield Announces MSSP Partnership Program

Leading cybersecurity firm now enables managed service providers (MSPs) and other technology service providers to quickly add managed security to their service offering. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. July 10, 2018 – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a globally-recognized managed security service provider (MSSP) based in Knoxville, Tennessee, announced the launch of a partnership program to fill a need for MSPs and other technology service providers to quickly...

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14

Mar 2018

File Storage and Sync Services Data Security

By Brian Lowe This article gives insight into observations from our managed security services operated out of our 24/7 security operations center. The Observation… As technology moves forward to create capabilities and increase convenience, the focus on security can be lacking, or in some cases completely missing or ignored. In Sword & Shield Enterprise Security’s Managed Security Services operations, we often find this is true...

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