Log4j: Protect Your Business from the Most Serious Cyber Breach Ever
For the past two weeks, cybersecurity experts, engineers and coders around the world have been working 24/7 to stop what the Washington Post described as "the most serious security breach ever."
The breach was discovered in Log4j, a ubiquitous chunk of code within the Java programming language that helps apps and services track past activities. According to the UK's National Cyber Security Centre, the Log4j vulnerability allows hackers to easily break into systems, steal passwords, extract data and infect networks with malicious software.
How Bad is Log4j?
Hundreds of millions of devices have been affected by Log4j. In one example, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office took its system offline for 12 hours to safeguard against the Log4j vulnerability. The bug is so simple to exploit and open access for full server takeover that US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency director Jen Easterly called the Log4j flaw "one of the most serious I've seen in my entire career, if not the most serious."
The Log4j Problem Gets Worse
While the seriousness of the Log4j vulnerability stems from current data and server exploitation, the more daunting threat lies in the bug's long-term effects. Patches can be installed now to resolve the immediate security breach. However, the Log4j vulnerability gives hackers access to install malicious code that remains on servers and in applications long after the problem gets "fixed." As a result, Log4j will be a lethal cyber threat for years to come.
Detecting and Responding to Log4j Threats
Most companies will find it nearly impossible simply to detect Log4j instances because the code's widespread use. Even if detected and patched, the long-term threats of Log4j require a more precise, robust and permanent solution.
Cyber Threat Sensor AI (CTS-AI) can detect Log4j instances deep within your network infrastructure and on VPCs, alert you of the vulnerability and remediate the issue by putting block rules in place.
More importantly, CTS-AI can provide ongoing Log4j detection and response to protect you well into the future.
The CTS-AI Difference
CTS-AI provides an unparalleled combination of detection and automated response capabilities to defend against Log4j vulnerability attacks:
Up-to-Date Signatures CTS-AI maintains a fresh set of signatures to detect the known traffic patterns of Log4j exploits – even if the session is encrypted. We apply these signatures to all network traffic in and out of the monitored hosts or VPCs.
Unique Threat Intel Every five minutes, CTS-AI applies high-fidelity threat intel data containing malicious IPs, domains, exploit hosting sites and exploit sources. Our advanced detection SOCs and patent pending tier-1 backbone analysis detect any traffic to or from malicious objects.
Malicious Behavior Models CTS-AI delivers unique detection capabilities through our real-world attack and victim scenarios. With this advanced modeling, we're able to detect never-before-seen attacks based on communication patterns.
Proven Global Cyberthreat Intelligence Backed by NTT Global, CTS-AI has the global support and proven track record of stopping the world's most malicious cyberthreats. We're uniquely qualified to protect your business from the Log4j vulnerability.
With CTS-AI, you get the best of both worlds: Advanced AI that provides continuous scanning of global internet traffic _ and _ an expansive human-validated threat intelligence ecosystem. The result is accurate contextualization and prioritization – and peace of mind in an increasingly dangerous cyber environment.