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XDR

Stellar Cyber: Log4j Vulnerability and Exploitation Detection

1. Introduction In the past several days, a serious Log4j vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046) has nearly led to a perfect storm in the Internet world. As a widely used Java logging utility with an easily exploitable vulnerability, Log4j has no doubt made IT professionals and companies nervous and many questions have been raised – What is …

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Extended detection and response

XDR will converge from different directions: XDR, Open XDR, Native XDR, Hybrid XDR -> XDR

2022 Predictions By Aimei Wei Initial definitions of XDR envisioned eXtended Detection and Response – a single platform that unified detection and response across the entire security kill chain. According to Rik Turner, who coined the XDR acronym, XDR is “a single, stand-alone solution that offers integrated threat detection and response capabilities.”  To meet Omdia’s …

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Network traffic analysis

When Doing Nothing is Too Expensive

Resource strapped companies trying to put together a comprehensive cybersecurity defense in today’s environment have three key challenges: there’s not enough time, there aren’t enough people, and there isn’t enough money. Most companies look at their monthly spend on security tools, training and headcount and the typical reaction (after the groaning) is to stand pat, …

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XDR

XDR/Open XDR Q&A

What are the most common misconceptions about XDR? One of the common misconceptions is that XDR is automatically the ideal security solution. Point security solution vendors position XDR as the Holy Grail if you are using their product suite. By default, this positioning has limitations, since customers can’t onboard data sources from other vendors and …

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