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Remaining Nimble During Times of Rapid Change

There is an adage that goes, "the only constant is change." And that has never been more true than right now, as organizations are having to rapidly adapt to current world events at an unprecedented pace. And traditionally, the aspect of networks that have had the hardest time adjusting to such rapid change has been security. This is especially true now
Publish At:2020-04-02 12:27 | Read:44 | Comments:0 | Tags:INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Network Security

Remote Work is Not New, but it is the New Normal

Working from home has been my personal norm for several years. Because I live too far from the office and regularly attend conference calls across different time zones than mine, commuting daily would be impractical. For me, being a remote worker is ideal and ensures that I can balance work and home life successfully.Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, h
Publish At:2020-04-02 08:39 | Read:65 | Comments:0 | Tags:INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Network Security

Internet Society Expands Program for Secure Internet Routing Framework

CDNs and Cloud Providers Join Initiative to Improve Security of Internet's Routing SystemFailure in internet routing security leads to major outages, stolen data, hijacking, lost revenue and more, with more than 12,000 routing outages in 2018 alone. The Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) seeks to solve this.Supported by the Internet Society,
Publish At:2020-03-31 16:55 | Read:88 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Security Infrastructure

Senator Urges Vendors to Secure Networking Devices Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) this week sent letters to six Internet networking device vendors urging them to ensure that their products remain secure during the COVID-19 social distancing efforts.The coronavirus pandemic has forced many to isolate themselves at home to help stop the virus spread, which resulted in a significant increase in the use of Inte
Publish At:2020-03-27 12:17 | Read:185 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Wir

Using Mystery Novel Techniques to Track Down Cyberthreats

How good are your sleuthing skills? Do you savor Agatha Christie novels and figure out who did it before the big reveal? If so, the skills you use to read a good detective novel may also help you discover the origins of cyberthreats. With serious threat hunting techniques (the kind taken directly from books and TV shows that solve a crime in 60 minutes or 30
Publish At:2020-03-18 09:23 | Read:210 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat Hunting Cyberthreats Incident Response (IR) Incident

Working from Home during COVID-19? What You and Your Organization Need to Consider

First and foremost, our hearts go out to those around the world impacted by the COVID-19 virus. The director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), who advises the country on public health, has indicated that the risk to the general public remains low and encourages Americans to go about their lives. Businesses and local communities a
Publish At:2020-03-16 00:20 | Read:239 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Network Security Policies an

SOC-as-a-Service Specialist Arctic Wolf Raises $60 Million

Sunnyvale, Calif-based Arctic Wolf Networks has raised $60 million in a Series D funding round led by Blue Cloud Ventures and Stereo Capital. This brings the total raised to date to $148.2 million.Arctic Wolf was founded in 2012 by Brian NeSmith (CEO) and Kim Tremblay (SVP, Strategy). The firm offers SOC-as-a-service for companies that don't have an in-house
Publish At:2020-03-11 11:28 | Read:284 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY

AT&T, Palo Alto Networks and Broadcom Develop Firewall Framework

New Framework Enables Deployment of Firewalls as Software-Based PlatformsAT&T, Palo Alto Networks and Broadcom have been developing a framework that enables organizations to deploy firewalls as software-based platforms instead of hardware appliances.Called Disaggregated Scalable Firewall (DSFW), the framework was introduced as an expansion to the Distrib
Publish At:2020-03-10 08:55 | Read:316 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Security Infrastructure

Scouting the Adversary: Network Sensor Placement Considerations

Proper Network Sensor Placement Helps Security Analysts Focus on Events That MatterWhether you are fighting a real battle or a cyber battle, having line of sight over the battlefield can mean the difference between victory or defeat. Past readers of this column will already know the importance of gaining and maintaining terrain visibility, which is perhaps t
Publish At:2020-03-04 11:30 | Read:234 | Comments:0 | Tags:INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Network Security Security Infrastructure

Cisco Patches Flaws in FXOS, UCS Manager and NX-OS Software

Cisco on Wednesday released patches for 11 vulnerabilities in its products, including multiple flaws that impact Cisco UCS Manager, FXOS, and NX-OS software.The most important of the bugs is a high severity flaw in FXOS and NX-OS that could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to execute arbitrary code as root. The weakness can also be exploited for d
Publish At:2020-02-27 12:23 | Read:251 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities

Firefox Gets DNS-over-HTTPS as Default in U.S.

Mozilla has started rolling out encrypted DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) by default for its Firefox users in the United States. DoH provides increased security for Internet users, the DoH protocol ensures that DNS queries and DNS responses are sent and received over HTTP using TLS. Mozilla has been working on bringing DoH to Firefox since 2017, and tens
Publish At:2020-02-25 22:26 | Read:259 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY

State-Sponsored Cyberspies Use Sophisticated Server Firewall Bypass Technique

A threat actor — likely a state-sponsored cyberespionage group — has used a sophisticated technique to allow a piece of malware hosted on a server to communicate with command and control (C2) servers through a firewall.The attack was spotted by Sophos, which has named the method used by the hackers “Cloud Snooper.” The company came across the attack while in
Publish At:2020-02-25 14:15 | Read:263 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Vir

Cisco Unveils SecureX Security Platform

Cisco on Monday unveiled SecureX, a new cloud-native security platform designed to improve visibility, deliver analytics, and automate common security workflows.SecureX, expected to become generally available in June, will unify visibility across an organization’s security portfolio, including Cisco and third-party solutions. It can help analyze data across
Publish At:2020-02-24 11:20 | Read:210 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Cloud Security Security

Fidelis Adds Risk Simulation and MITRE ATT&CK Mapping to Elevate Platform

Fidelis Cybersecurity has announced a raft of enhancements to its Fidelis Elevate platform, which comprises a network product, an endpoint product, and a deception product. The purpose of the platform is to help defenders understand their environment better than attackers -- which is not always true -- and to arm the defenders with the ability to detect and
Publish At:2020-02-20 12:45 | Read:393 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY

Rise in Malware Using Encryption Shows Importance of Network Traffic Inspection

The criminal use of encryption to hide malware is growing rapidly. In the first half of 2019 the use of encryption by malware almost equaled the entire encrypted volume of 2018, and is not likely to slow. Today, nearly a quarter of malware communicates using TLS.The reason is simple: encryption obfuscates malware code, making it difficult to analyze; prevent
Publish At:2020-02-18 16:00 | Read:359 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Malware


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