The All or Nothing Cyber Security Paradox

The All or Nothing Cyber Security Paradox

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Money money money money. Money. A recent report on cyber attacks covered in ComputerWeekly found friendly terrain for hackers within the perimeter of internal banking networks. In other words, once you’re in you’re really in. As soon as attackers access the internal network, they find friendly terrain that is secured ... Read More
The Beginning of the End of the Corporate Network

The Beginning of the End of the Corporate Network

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It’s Time to Seize the High Ground The cloud and IoT are rendering the corporate network obsolete, with or without the rise of advanced threats. At least that’s the conclusion I reached after reading a remarkable blog post this weekend followed by a gloomy yet impeccably grounded Paul Gillin article ... Read More

VMware Intends to Buy CloudVelox

VMware 3; Cisco 0 <== More on this later. Another brilliant move by VMware as it shifts away from competing cloud to cloud with the likes of AWS and Azure and focuses on areas where it has strategic advantage. Well done! Read the VMware blog post: VMware Announces Intent to ... Read More
Secure Enclaves now on AWS Marketplace

Secure Enclaves now on AWS Marketplace

It is great to see secure enclaves now listed in the AWS Marketplace. It’s a big step forward for cloud security and early participants are large enterprises creating highly secure cloud environments. This is important because it allows organizations to render the AWS boundary invisible (all within the excellent AWS ... Read More
Time for a New Angle on Segmentation?

Time for a New Angle on Segmentation?

The perimeter protecting the network, once considered impregnable, has been degraded by advanced threats and an explosion in the number of connected devices (and apps running on them) and a new generation of predatory malware attacks. Since the dawn of the networking era, enterprises built open (flat) networks to offer ... Read More
International Cybersecurity Leaders Forum:  The U.S.-Ukraine Cybersecurity Partnership

Cybersecurity: What Happens in Ukraine Doesn’t Stay in Ukraine

Second Panel on Ukraine’s Cyber War held at GWU Last fall we discussed how digital societies are more vulnerable to cyber mayhem and cited the recent Future in Review panel on Ukraine’s cyber war. Last week (Feb 7) a follow-on panel was held at George Washington University: The U.S.-Ukraine Cybersecurity ... Read More
Secure Enclaves in the Cloud: A Game Changer for AWS

Secure Enclaves in the Cloud: A Game Changer for AWS

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A powerful game-changing idea is now a reality thanks to advances in cloud security capabilities and software defined perimeter technology. One of the most significant new opportunities for public cloud is the processing and storage of regulated data. Until recently the idea was deemed heretical, mainly due to regulatory, compliance ... Read More
Western, Digital Society is more Vulnerable to Cyber Mayhem

Western, Digital Society is more Vulnerable to Cyber Mayhem

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Two Ominous Warnings from the US and Across the Pond For the most part westerners live in open societies. And many of them are undergoing accelerating connectivity across almost all aspects of their culture. There is a dystopian underbelly to this, which was recently brought out in a prescient SiliconAngle ... Read More
Predatory Malware is Rendering Existing Security Infrastructure Irrelevant

Predatory Malware is Rendering Existing Security Infrastructure Irrelevant

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Malware has evolved to evade traditional security defenses and move laterally looking for vulnerabilities. It may even force a generational shift in security. In a recent CUBE interview with security expert Junaid Islam, host John Furrier asks Junaid a question about the state of security in a new era of ... Read More
The Writing is on the Firewall

The Writing is on the Firewall

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VMware and Verizon Announce App Security as a Service: Here’s Why It Matters In a “tip of the hat” to how polluted devices and networks have become, VMware and Verizon announced new service offerings to protect applications from cyber attacks. VMware announced App Defense at VMworld a few weeks ago ... Read More
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