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eSentire: Bringing Security to a Hedge Fund Near You

By Mary Beth Hamilton,
Monday, October 5th, 2015

The security threat landscape continues to evolve, and security through obscurity is no longer (and probably never was) an ideal approach to protecting the sensitive data of the hedge fund industry. A 2015 Cyber Security Intelligence Index study by IBM found that over 62 percent of cyber incidents targeted three industries -- Finance, Insurance, and Information and Communications -- highlighting the serious risk cyber intrusions present to financial firms.eSentire intrusion detection with Eze ATP

The report found that in 55 percent of all cyber attacks in 2014 were carried out by either malicious insiders or inadvertent actors and that unauthorized access triggered nearly twice as many incidents in 2014 compared with 2013. According to the report, “certain types of unauthorized access incidents rocketed to the top, accounting for 37 percent of the total—nearly doubling from 19 percent in 2013. ShellShock and Heartbleed were the game changers here.”

Another example cited was that malicious code and sustained probes together accounted for 40 percent of all the incidents observed. According to IBM, with an ever expanding array of malware from which attackers may choose— including viruses, worms, Trojans, bots, backdoors, spyware and adware—it seems fairly certain that malicious code incidents will continue to wreak havoc for the foreseeable future.”

These examples demonstrate that the risks facing large organizations and smaller firms (read: hedge funds) are just as real. To that end, we regularly team with eSentire to speak with hedge fund CTOs about the security landscape and their managed security technology. Additionally, Eze Castle Integration utilizes eSentire intrusion detection technology within our Eze Private Cloud and to power our Eze Active Threat Protection services.

Feedback on eSentire’s offering and approach is always received positively and the spark for this tech spotlight article.

The Spotlight

Eze Castle Integration and eSentire are working together to give hedge funds using the Eze Private Cloud or on-premise IT complete protection from security risks that could jeopardize operations and threaten proprietary information.

eSentire’s core solutions combine advanced security technology with highly trained security experts to proactively identify potential vulnerabilities, detect and prevent intrusion, and conduct forensic traffic analysis for predictive threat profiling. Core components of eSentire’s eSentinel managed security services are network interceptor and Security Operations Center (SOC). These deliver:

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  • Intrusion Detection / Intrusion Prevention

  • Bandwidth Tools

  • EXE Blocking / Quarantine / DPI

  • DNS Interception

  • SSL Interception/Proxying

  • Attachments and End-of-Day Reports

  • Forensic Traffic and Incident Analysis

Security Operations Center

  • Service Level Objectives

  • Change/Release Control

  • Operational Reporting/Relationship

  • SOC Escalation/Resolution Mechanisms

  • Root Cause Analysis Functions

  • Systems Group Maintenance

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