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Jul 13, 2017 If You Are Not Looking at Risk Vulnerability, You Are Only Seeing Part of the Security Picture

How do you know if your security posture is where it needs to be? Most organizations look at standards, be it national standards, industry standards or their own corporate standards. They may also look at their industry’s best practices. But if you aren’t looking at your risk vulnerability, you are likely not looking at the entire spectrum of your network’s security posture.

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Jul 12, 2017 FireMon's Four-Step Approach to Firewall Cleanup
The complexity of firewall policies today not only impacts device performance, but it can also leave you blind to gaps in security. Cleaning up redundant, outdated or out-of-compliance rules is critical to optimizing your security infrastructure. Knowing where to start can be difficult without the proper firewall cleanup tools
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Dec 21, 2016

2017 Cybersecurity Predictions from FireMon's Top Minds (Part 2)

In the last blog, we learned some of the threat predictions FireMon’s top minds see in store for cyber security in 2017. Today, the conversation picks back up to delve into how companies will behave and act upon those risks.

Shifting the Investment

Last time, Paul Calatayud, CTO at FireMon dubbed 2017 the year of the employee in cyber security. He predicted that “the role of the CISO will continue to demand more return on investments as the board brings on cyber talent to help govern companies.”

Josh Mayfield, Immediate Insight Solutions, notes that despite ROI for deflecting or avoiding intrusions being established, investment in more technology doesn’t seem to be the answer. “Everyone ‘did the right thing’ with investments in IDS, next-gen firewalls, cloud security, GRC, IAM, and SIEM among others,” he said. “Yet intrusions and threats still remain; therefore, a posture of assumed compromise will increase, and the ROI related to addressing it will hinge on demonstrated response to compromise.”

He argued that though “Investments over the last 10 years have been essential, intrusions and internal security compromise still happens. So, now organizations have invested in vigilance; we’ll see an ROI centered around speed to response to threats as organizations take the posture of assumed compromise.”

Automation Key to Reducing Response Times

Pete Kobs, CRO, added that he thinks 2017 will see “The time to discovery for breach decrease as companies expect to be hacked and therefore this will help reduce the response time.”

To meet the talent shortages and minimize response times, Calatayud suggested that security teams will need to invest more in security automation as a way to meet demand. Mayfield said this is related to the assumption of compromise because “Within each security process, there are links in the systems that lend themselves to automation. The demand to insert automation in the process will increase, while maintaining decision-making portions of these processes to humans.

“For example, if you had eight links in the security process and you’re able to automate five of them, you’ve reallocated the human portion to the highest value areas. It is a discrete and combinatorial exercise, each organization will decide for themselves what should be portioned to automation and humans. They will “play” with these combinations to find the right mix for their environments.”

Align to a Strategy

Kobs also predicted that as “the gap between the security policy owner and implementer closes, it will force an increased responsibility for both parties when there is a breach or failed audit due to misconfigured or unmanaged systems and assets.”

So as security responsibility and awareness becomes more mainstream in organizations, Mayfield said that “Leading organizations will take on a healthy skepticism that will become a part of the fabric of security.”

To help companies align themselves with stronger security postures, Calatayud proposed that organizations ensure they have a CISO that understand and is aligned to business. This ensures that the proper risk management program is in place to identify and manage risks including a cloud position.

He urges: “Take a pause and define a company vision vs. a ‘me too’ vision. I see all too often CIOs feeling business pressure to have a digital strategy. Yes, this is important, but without a strong vision or reason, I have seen the blind leading the blind into cloud adoption and the impact, benefits, and risks not properly being evaluated until it’s an afterthought. Take a moment to define a strategy that has all the right folks at the table.”

Whatever lies ahead for 2017, if getting your security house in order is one of your New Year’s resolutions, FireMon is here to help. We’d also love to hear your predictions for the coming year, so do let us know in the comments below.

Events

Webinars

Jun 29, 2017 The Hybrid Cloud Reality: Managing Security in Private, Public & On-Premises Environments
In a recent study, 90% of IT security practitioners reported that their organization has adopted or plans to adopt a cloud solution. Cloud is now.
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Jun 22, 2017 La vida del firewall: administración constante y automatizada del ciclo de vida de las políticas

El nuevo paradigma de la automatización es la “Administración del Ciclo de Vida”

 

Te mostraremos cómo FireMon Intelligent Policy Automation utiliza la tecnología de automatización e inteligencia para reducir el esfuerzo e incrementar la eficacia en cada etapa del proceso de cambios.
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Jun 06, 2017 Top 5 Risks of "Dirty" Firewalls
Firewall rules are notoriously complex and voluminous in nature. Even small organizations have multiple firewalls and significant complexity. But large organizations are overwhelmed.
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Jun 01, 2017 4 Steps to Prepare for the Next WannaCry
Now that the immediate threat of WannaCry has died down, it is time to take a step-back and analyze the situation to see what we can learn from this attack to better protect ourselves from the next “unknown”.
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News

Jun 07, 2017
Qakbot malware from 2009 returns, causes Active Directory lockouts
SC Magazine UK
Jun 06, 2017
Botched security: Celebrities, other patients, affected after plastic surgery files are breached and stolen
SC Magazine
Jun 06, 2017
Election cyberattack proves people are still the biggest flaw
SearchSecurity
Jun 01, 2017
250K Photos Leaked in Cosmetic Surgery Extortion Attack
Info Security
Jun 01, 2017
OneLogin Breach Reignites Concerns over Password Managers
Dark Reading
Jun 01, 2017
OneLogin Breach Reignites Concerns over Password Managers
Dark Reading
May 29, 2017
How to manage the Complexity Gap
IT Pro Portal
May 26, 2017
Hackers upgrading malware to 64-bit code to evade detection
SC Magazine UK
May 25, 2017
83 percent of security staff waste time fixing other IT problems
Betanews
May 24, 2017
Unsanctioned Computer Support Costs Companies $88K per Year
Dark Reading
May 23, 2017
WannaCry Successor Is New ‘Doomsday’ SMB Worm That Uses 7 NSA Hacking Tools
Information Security Buzz
May 23, 2017
WannaCry? Not really. A report from the 11th Eskenzi PR IT Analyst and CISO Forum
Computer Weekly
May 18, 2017
Cisco Warns Of Un-Patchable WannaCrypt Vulnerabilities
Information Security Buzz
May 16, 2017
Here comes the cloud...and it's all right
SC Magazine
May 15, 2017
10 ways cyber security will evolve in the face of growing threats
Information Age
May 12, 2017
Managing Complexity Is No. 1 Security Challenge in FireMon’s Annual State of the Firewall Report
Computing Security
May 12, 2017
Sabre Breach
Information Security Buzz
May 12, 2017
FireMon Announces Industry’s First Intelligent Cloud Security Management Solution
IT Security Guru
May 12, 2017
FireMon Releases Third Annual State of the Firewall Report
Dark Reading
May 12, 2017
WikiLeaks drops 'Grasshopper' documents, part four of its CIA Vault 7 files
Wired
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Security Manager
Overview of FireMon’s Flagship Firewall Management Solution
Policy Planner
Overview of FireMon’s Change Automation Solution
Policy Optimizer
Overview of FireMon’s Rule Recertification Automation Solution
Risk Analyzer
Overview of FireMon’s Attack Simulation and Risk Measurement Solution
Immediate Insight
Overview of FireMon’s Immediate Insight Solution
Intelligent Security Management
Delivering next-generation security management that boosts productivity and accelerates the agility of business
Intelligent Policy Automation
Intelligent Policy Automation: Orchestrating Change Management with Speed and Security.
Hybrid Cloud Management
Visibility into and control over Cloud Services, including AWS and OpenStack Platforms
Accelerated Incident Response
Immediate Insight in action - Orchestration, automation and analytics for data assembly and discovery
Change Simulation & Risk Scoring
Proactively reduce risk based upon network exposure and host accessibility
2017 State of the Firewall
Networking continues to evolve, yet the firewall remains critical to securing today’s enterprises. FireMon is proud to present its 3rd Annual State of the Firewall Report
Firewall Cleanup
The implications of firewall policy complexity, why it remains a problem today and how to resolve it.
Risk Solved: Automated, Real-Time Risk Analysis & Remediation
Risk analysis with real-time change configuration is key to managing security risks in your IT infrastructure.
Real-Time Data Triage
Our Immediate Insight platform from FireMon can help organizations overcome the limitations and gaps inherent to the current analytic market.
Bridging the SIEM Alert Triage Gap
Immediate Insight enables security teams to improve event triage and incident response, extending the value of your existing full-featured SIEM.
Intelligent Policy Automation
Automation Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All
Intelligent Security Management

Helping Enterprise Security Teams Improve Resource Efficiency & Reduce Overall Risk Exposure

2016 State of the Firewall
2nd Annual State of the Firewall Report based on survey of 600 IT security practitioners.
The Top 5 Myths of Data Breaches
Five of the biggest myths that exist about data breaches, and explain how and why they occur.
Firewall Sprawl: Top Four Security Gaps Exposed

Firewall technology has come a long way since its initial, most rudimentary forms. Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW) are the latest development, and organizations are accelerating adoption to the new technology. But NGFWs aren’t a fix-all solution.

Overcoming the Complexity Gap
Bloor
When You Can't Patch It, Protect It from the Network
Gartner
Firewall Sprawl: How Complexity Is Adding Cost & Increasing Risk
Aberdeen
Quantifying the Value of Intelligent Security Management
Aberdeen
Security Analytics Brings Data-Driven Security Into the 21st Century
Forrester
Automate Zero Trust Policy And Enforcement
Forrester
The Return on Security Analysis for FireMon’s Security Manager
IANS
Large Healthcare Provider
The customer sought a data analysis tool to correlate application data with network and security data to spot service-impacting anomalies. They did not have an accurate picture of interoperability between applications and the underlying infrastructure.
Major Airline
Following a merger with another airline, this customer was left managing a large number of firewalls and routers from different security vendors using a home-grown application.
National Insurance Provider
This national insurance provider had three problems to tackle regarding their firewall policies. First, the number of rules under management was overwhelming staff and processes. They needed to increase visibility and effectiveness of their firewall change request/workflow ticketing process. And they also need help maintaining compliance PCI DSS requirements.
Managed Service Provider
Each time this Global MSP engaged a new customer, they had to onboard the firewalls – sometimes hundreds per engagement – into their network. Part of the onboarding process required assessing the policies against internal best practices – a manual, line-by-line process that took an average of 16 hours/firewall and was extremely error-prone.