Security Beyond The Perimeter

Whether we like it or not, the way we architect, utilize, and secure the networks and systems under our control has changed. When servers were safely tucked away behind corporate firewalls and perimeter-deployed intrusion prevention controls, organizations became complacent and dependent on their host security. Unfortunately, inadequately architected security controls that rely solely on broad network-based protection can make the migration of an organization’s systems to private, public, and hybrid cloud hosting even more exposed to attackers than they were before. Everyone has heard the “defense in depth” analogy relating security to a medieval castle with controlled access to different locations of the castle and a defensive moat around the perimeter. This “hard outside” and “soft inside” model was designed to make it as difficult as possible to get past the perimeter. However, once inside the walls, the trusted individual had elevated access to resources within the network. Unsurprisingly, the medieval defense analogy has lost much of its relevance in a world where systems and users move effortlessly from within the confines of a walled corporation, to a local coffee shop, and perhaps even to a different country as part of normal business operations. Securing the next generation of...
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The Hay CFP Management Method – Part 2

I’ve had a lot of positive feedback from my first post which explained how to create the Trello board to track your Call For Paper (CFP) due dates, submissions, and results. In this post, I’ll explain how to create the cards and populate them with the required data to better manage your CFP pipeline. To start your first card click the ‘Add a card…’ link in the CFP Open swim lane. Type in the name of the conference and select the ‘Add’ button. Once the card is added, click the pencil icon to add more context. Within the card, place the location of the conference in the ‘Add a more detailed subscription…’ section and select the Save button. Note: I strongly advise that you follow a consistent location naming (e.g. Houston, TX or Houston, TX, USA) to make visualizing the data easier later on. Now we have to add the CFP due date. Select the ‘Due Date’ button. When I input the CFP due date, I often use the date prior to the published due date ( I also set the time to 11:59pm) as a way to ensure I don’t leave the submission to the absolute last minute. After the date is selected I...
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Detect and Prevent Data Exfiltration Webinar with Infoblox

Please join SANS Institute Instructor and LEO Cyber Security Co-Founder & CTO Andrew Hay and Infoblox Security Product Marketing’s Sam Kumarsamy on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00:00 UTC) as they present a SANS Institute webinar entitled Detect & Prevent Data Exfiltration: A Unique Approach. Overview Data is the new currency in the modern digital … Continue reading Detect and Prevent Data Exfiltration Webinar with Infoblox → The post Detect and Prevent Data Exfiltration Webinar with Infoblox appeared first on LEO Cyber Security.
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Diving into the Issues: Observations from SOURCE and AtlSecCon

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting three times, at two conferences, in two different countries: SOURCE in Boston, MA and at the Atlantic Security Conference (AtlSecCon) in Halifax, NS, Canada. The first event of my week was SOURCE Boston. This year marked the tenth anniversary of SOURCE Conference and it continues to pride … Continue reading Diving into the Issues: Observations from SOURCE and AtlSecCon → The post Diving into the Issues: Observations from SOURCE and AtlSecCon appeared first on LEO Cyber Security.
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2016 broke security records, but 2017 is on track to be worse

It’s no secret that 2016 was a tough year for security and IT pros. From reported security issues behind the U.S. election to the Beautiful People hack, the year was plagued by countless breaches that … The post 2016 broke security records, but 2017 is on track to be worse appeared first on DataGravity Blog.
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