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Network Security Resilience – What Is It?

In a recent webinar, Best Practices for Security Resilience, Jon Oltsik (an analyst from ESG Research Group) and I discussed the topic of network security resilience. The basic concept is that it is not a question of "IF" your company network will be breached, but "WHEN". The real question for you to answer is, "How painful do you want that breach ...
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Ixia's 2019 Security Report

Welcome to the third annual Security Report issued by Ixia, a Keysight business. Each year, the Ixia Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Research Centre summarizes the most interesting and prominent internet security trends. We analyze ATI data to help organizations understand where they can improve. We also analyze the data to predict the bi...
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WEBINAR - 4 Gaps to Fix in Your Security Detection and Response with VIAVI Solutions

​Join VIAVI on April 24th when we host a roundtable discussion with expert security threat hunters who will reveal the top pitfalls they see in enterprise security strategies. As their decades of experience converge, common themes appear, identifying the gaps that put their clients at risk for being the next news headline. Reserve your spot now to ...
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Give Your Network An Unfair Advantage Against Hidden Malware

​ The IT role is extremely hard today. Whether you are part of the DevOps or SecOps team makes no difference - threats and problems are a daily, if not hourly, occurrence. What you need is good quality data as fast as you can get it to counter security threats, troubleshoot network outages, and remediate performance problems. Unfortunately, IT...
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It's Time to Prepare Your Network For the Effect of Rogue IOT Devices

One of the most common forms of network threats today is distributed denial of service (DDoS). An attack involves flooding networks and servers with false internet traffic, thereby blocking access to genuine devices. Sometimes used to target specific businesses, cyber-attacks can bring down entire telecoms networks, as was the case in the attack on...
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Report Summary TLS 1.3 Adoption in the Enterprise

​ Cyber defenses encrypt data to keep it safe while hackers encrypt malware to sneak threats onto your network. A new report from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) says enterprises see the new Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 encryption standards as offering greater privacy and security—over 70 percent of respondents have or will start enabl...
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How to Detect RYUK Ransomware on Your Network

What is RYUK Ransomware?  ​An advisory from the US based Department of Health and Human Services notes that attacks involving RYUK appear to be targeted. In fact, its encryption scheme is intentionally built for small-scale operations, so that only crucial assets and resources are infected in each targeted network by a manual distribution from...
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Making The Shift to Network Security Resilience

​In the webinar above,the concept of network security resilience and how to implement it is explained. However, successful implementation relies upon making the fundamental mind shift to the strategy. One cannot expect to see the benefits if they don't embrace change. ​However, change is easier said than done. It seems like many security engineers,...
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Discover Application Performance Issues Before Your Business Does!

Availability issues. Slow response times. Performance bottlenecks. Also web applications have problems that affect the satisfaction of your employees and customers. Identify and troubleshoot them before they impact your business with Flowmon APM, an agent-less solution to proactively drive user experience and application value.    Applica...
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SNMP: The ABCs of Network Visibility

Network management and monitoring is a large topic. It includes device monitoring and management, device cluster monitoring and management,network monitoring and management, application monitoring and management, problem resolution, and elements of network security as well. In this blog, I wanted to focus on device monitoring. Devices are often ref...
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How Resilient PNT is Used in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a hot topic today. Hackers are always looking to undermine our network connections and we are always trying to protect against them.  I'm no cybersecurity expert, but I am often asked, "Can Resilient PNT be used to improve cybersecurity?" Resoundingly, "YES"  Here are a few simple examples:  1. Passwords - Most secur...
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The Next Generation CISO

Every day we hear of security breaches, which damages the company brand and reputation.  At the present time the advantage has been with the attacker and the CISO is now expected to provide meaningful and actionable security intelligence to board members. So how can CISOs train tomorrow's security executives when today's well-known securi...
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Inspecting SSL Traffic

A delicate balancing act is taking place on networks globally. It is the balance between applying strong protective measures to keep data safe and unintentionally concealing new IT security vulnerabilities. And it all centers on SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. Just as SSL encryption protects certain details of a transaction, it can also conce...
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Eight Steps to take when conducting your first threat hunt

Unlike traditional, reactive approaches to detection, hunting is proactive. With hunting, security professionals don't wait to take action until they've received a security alert or, even worse, suffer a data breach. Instead, hunting entails looking for opponents who are already in your environment. Hunting leads to discovering undesirable activity...
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Netfort's How to deal with the Locky Ransomware Email Campaign

Locky Ransomware Ransomware has been the number one cyber-security threat in 2017. Outbreaks such as WannaCry have caused massive amounts of damage worldwide. If you want to detect Ransomware such as WannaCry you should watch out for an increase in file renames and deploy technologies such as IDS to identify outbreaks on your network.  Recentl...
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Prevent Petya Ransomware by disabling SMBv1 on your Network

Petya \ GoldenEye encrypts entire disks  A new variant of Petya ransomware, also known as Petrwrap, NotPetya, or GoldenEye, is spreading rapidly with the help of the same Windows SMBv1 vulnerability that the WannaCry ransomware abused to infect 300,000 systems and servers worldwide in just 72 hours. Petya ransomware has been delivered via phis...
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Viavi: Nearly 90 Percent of Enterprise Network Teams Spend Time Troubleshooting Security Issues; 80 Percent Report More Time Spent on Security vs. Last Year

Tenth Annual "State of the Network" Global Survey from Viavi Reveals Network and Security Trends from over 1,000 Network Professionals  In April 2017, Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) released the results of its tenth annual State of the Network global study today. This year's study focused on security threats, perhaps explaining why it gar...
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