Free, cheap and easy security tools

When it comes to detecting, preventing and analyzing information security threats, security teams need all the help they can get.

Cyber attackers were able to compromise organizations within minutes in 60% of the data breach cases studied in Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ Data Breach Investigations Report 2015. Unfortunately, companies aren’t getting any faster at detecting those threats. Verizon calls this a “detection deficit” between attackers and defenders.

Free, cheap and easy security tools are one way to help close the gap. We asked infosec and network security pros to offer up their favorite free security tools and, no surprise, their responses ran the gamut from upfront vulnerability scanners to post-discovery malware detonators and analysis tools.

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