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Open-Source Security Helps SMBs Thwart Black Atlas Threat

SMBs aren’t defenseless against sophisticated threats like Black Atlas, even if their IT budgets are tight and their POS systems are off-limits to security updates.

Cybercriminals rely on freely-available security toolkits, and Tripwire’s Travis Smith recommends that small businesses use no-cost, open-source tools to unmask and block complex threats like Black Atlas and its ilk. He detailed his strategy in his presentation, “My Bro the ELK: Obtaining Context from Security Events,” at the Black Hat computer security conference this past summer.