Dell launches centre focused on reining in on advanced cyber threats

With consumers and organisations relying more and more on the Net, the security risks continue to rise in Africa and beyond. Dell SecureWorks, Dell’s information security services division, has launched a new Advanced Threat Resource Center to help organizations detect, resist and respond to advanced cyber threats.

Advanced Threat Resource Center allows information security professionals to have access to a wide range of threat analysers, white papers, videos and webcasts that outline many of the techniques, tools and social engineering tactics hackers use to compromise organizations.

According to the multinational technology company, “Advanced Threats” is any attempt in which a determined adversary is actively engaged in targeting and attacking an organization, whether it is for financial gain, intellectual property theft, intelligence collection or competitive advantage or is intended to harm an organization’s reputation.
It is believed that the information necessitated by the Advanced Threat Resource Center will enable organisations to gain knowledge of the different types of advanced threats.
Organisations will also be able identify ways advanced threat actors operate, the people and organizations they target, and the strategies and tactics they use to breach them.
Jon Ramsey, Dell SecureWorks chief technology officer said: “Our Counter Threat Unit research team, which is often the first in the security industry to identify emerging threats and new exploit techniques, has engaged with a diverse range of security leaders who are actively defending against advanced threats every day.”
Ramsey said he believes they have assimilated a knowledge base that gives organisations a real-world guide on how to detect, resist, respond and mitigate the risks from these targeted threats.
“This new resource centre contains valuable tools that help demystify advanced threats. By understanding how these advanced threats operate, organizations can better protect themselves,” Ramsey added.

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