White House Statement on Heartbleed Bug Misses the Mark

This week the White House felt the need to formalize statements the President has made on responsible disclosure. They did so through a blog post penned by Michael Daniel, Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator. Daniel acknowledges the issue, partly highlighted by the insinuation that the HeartBleed bug may have been known and used…

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Active Threat Protection: The Future of Managed Security Services

This series of articles and the accompanying videos are part of an ongoing project to illuminate the people, products, and vendors that make up the IT security industry. The vendors paid for the video production. Cisco’s announcement earlier this week that they were launching a Threat Defense Managed Service was surprising in that it was the first…

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Cisco Launches Managed Threat Defense Service

The very best security teams I have worked with engage in continuous network monitoring and analysis. They capture downloaded executables and detonate them in sandboxed environments to extract key indicators of attack and store those in a library that runs against network traffic to identify ongoing attacks. It is hard to come by the skill…

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Security Analytics: Essential Cyber Defense Capability

This series of articles and the accompanying videos are part of an ongoing project to illuminate the people, products, and vendors that make up the IT security industry. The vendors paid for the video production. Despite years of investment in multiple layers of security defenses, every organization is still wide open to targeted attacks. It…

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Ponemon Survey Reveals Lack of Incident Response Maturity

This series of articles and the accompanying videos are part of an ongoing project to illuminate the people, products, and vendors that make up the IT security industry. The vendors paid for the video production. The Ponemon Institute published a survey earlier this year on incident response readiness. (You can download the entire report from…

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