Pragmatic Steps Toward Zero Trust

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If you ask most security professionals to define zero trust, you’ll get an eye roll and an exasperated sigh. To many, it’s been little more than a marketing exercise—and let’s be honest: a lot of what we’re seen and heard about zero trust over the past decade has been more ... Read More
Five Tips to Ensure Consistent Security Hygiene

Five Tips to Ensure Consistent Security Hygiene

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Security’s focus has always been on protecting against complicated, advanced attacks. The battle between advanced attackers and awesome defenders makes for a great story. You know, good vs. evil. Many of you have likely been preparing for a cyber-attack from Russia, given their war with Ukraine. The US Government has ... Read More
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Cloud Security Pioneer Rich Mogull Joins FireMon Team

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              It’s been seven months since DisruptOps joined FireMon with a mission to improve security outcomes by improving security operations. I’m excited to announce that DisruptOp co-founder Rich Mogull is joining us as SVP Cloud Security to continue pioneering the future of cloud security ... Read More

FireMon Releases Timely Cisco Firepower Fix

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One of the most critical aspects of proper security hygiene is keeping critical security devices patched and up-to-date. Firewalls and network security devices running outdated OSes is a top source of unintended breach avenues waiting to be exploited. A current example of this came from Cisco Firepower devices: Cisco recently ... Read More

FireMon Releases Timely Cisco Firepower Fix

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One of the most critical aspects of proper security hygiene is keeping critical security devices patched and up-to-date. Firewalls and network security devices running outdated OSes is a top source of unintended breach avenues waiting to be exploited. A current example of this came from Cisco Firepower devices: Cisco recently ... Read More
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The Sweeter Side of PCI Compliance

I can’t tell you everything about security pros (be wary of those who claim they can), but I can tell you this: no one goes into security to write reports. They take time; they’re tedious; and writing them doesn’t make your organization any safer. That said, they are important. Security ... Read More

Scary Stories to tell in the Network

With Halloween around the corner, here’s a real-world firewall policy horror story. (For effect, feel free to imagine this in a scary, raspy cautionary voice… or Morgan Freeman if you prefer.) As a Sales Engineer, I spend a lot of days doing demos of our products, talking to Security Engineers, ... Read More

Scary Stories to tell in the Network

With Halloween around the corner, here’s a real-world firewall policy horror story. (For effect, feel free to imagine this in a scary, raspy cautionary voice… or Morgan Freeman if you prefer.) As a Sales Engineer, I spend a lot of days doing demos of our products, talking to Security Engineers, ... Read More
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One Simple Misconfiguration. 2.9 Billion Users Down.

A routine maintenance error severs Facebook’s data centers from the Internet for over 6 hours On October 4, Facebook users suffered a complete outage affecting all apps including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger for over 6 hours. Nearly 2.9 billion users were not only inconvenienced, but many also lost a crucial ... Read More
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Introducing DisruptOps

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Cloud security in your workflow. Not in your way. As we announced today, DisruptOps is now a part of the FireMon family of products. Perhaps the most exciting part of this acquisition is the opportunity to introduce DisruptOps to those who may not know us. Tl, dr: Whether you’re born ... Read More