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Unless you’re under a rock, you know that the WannaCry Ransomware cyberattack swept worldwide headlines last week.
Organizations scrambled to apply the latest Microsoft security patch to their computers to prevent the spread of the attack. It’s estimated that the ransomware attack hit more than 300,000 victims in 150 countries.
Paul Calatayud recently joined the FireMon team as Chief Technology Officer after 15 years leading security teams at enterprise-level organizations. He leverages his firsthand experience using the FireMon platform to share his insights and deliver strategic customer solutions.
For CISOs today, there is no easy button. You ask and get budget for a new technology, but the team is understaffed and can’t fully utilize it. OR you get approved headcount but the demand is so high, there’s no one to fill the spot. It’s a constant fight to do more with less.
When I first found FireMon back in 2010, I was looking for a solution to this problem exactly. As Head of Security at Vesta, it was important to balance new technologies with the meeting business SLAs. I had to find ways to validate our investments and free up my team to do meaningful while maintaining high quality standards.
I found security management to be critical to this, and FireMon set the bar high. First to market 15 years ago, they have never stopped innovating. And I believe the vision they have laid out will help organizations unlock the value of their technologies and improve security operations for the next 15 years, which are sure to see even more rapidly evolving networks and threats.
Now as CTO at FireMon, it’s my job to help other CISOs solve the same problem I faced. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience with the FireMon platform as well as collaborate with them to identify the strategies and technologies that make a security impact while also enabling the business to operate at faster speeds than ever.
The FireMon blog will be the primary way I share these insights, so check back often if you’re interested in learning more. You can also follow me on LinkedIn and Twitter, or maybe will meet at one of the industry tradeshows and conferences FireMon attends. I’m always up for a conversation on current trends, technologies and security strategies.
So you’ve purchased a new firewall. Now what?
You’ve got to decide which access is allowed, which isn’t allowed and whether or not rules are compliant with internal and regulatory standards.
Things are running along smoothly and then the dreaded “change.” A user submits a new access request and the fun begins. Is this access necessary? Safe? Compliant? And what happens when it’s time to retire unused rules?
How Effective Security Management Can Help Teams Cover the Exponentially Increasing Gap between Technology & the Resources Available to Manage It
Security teams today are under tremendous pressure due to the rising frequency and impact of breaches and a business that wants to move faster and faster. The answer to both of these challenges has always been to add more technology and staff resources.
However, each new technology added creates complexity. More rules are created and more data is generated. As networks continue to evolve, this complexity will only grow. And while staff resources may increase, they will never match the exponential growth of technology.
FireMon calls this phenomenon The Complexity Gap and has set out to help security teams close it.
Join us for this webinar with Frost & Sullivan where we’ll explore the causes of “The Gap” and how workforce multipliers such as intelligence and automation help staff manage their security more efficiently and more effectively.
Helping Enterprise Security Teams Improve Resource Efficiency & Reduce Overall Risk Exposure
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.