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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.
One of the biggest disconnects we hear at FireMon is that while security administrators recognize what a herculean task it is to stay on top of firewall rules, security and access policies and analysis, many in the business and pure IT side of the house just don’t get it. They think firewalls are not new technology and that managing security devices is an afterthought. The thought process is that after they laid out the big money for the boxes, actually running and managing them is the easy part. WOW, are they wrong!
That is why at FireMon our best friends and biggest internal champions are inevitably the very security admins we help every day. After many years of trying different messaging and trying to come from the “top down,” we realize that our audience is the security administrators and other folks who live in the trenches. They don’t find firewall and security policy boring or mundane -- it's a huge part of their life.
So, we are setting off to go out and mingle with our core supporters. We think that the ISSA chapters of the world are a great place to meet with them. We also think ISACA, InfraGard and other organizations are great places to meet our fans, old and new, as well.
We will be kicking off this FireMon tour with an appearance at the South Florida ISSA chapter meeting on May 19th, 3:30 to 5:30 pm at Nova South East University. We'll be presenting on “Firewalls: Still the Most Important Security Tool You Have.” After the presentation the chapter usually heads over to a nearby establishment to “lift some elbows and talk security.” If you are in the South Florida area, please stop by. You can register on the South Florida ISSA site.
Our next stop is the Tampa Bay ISSA in a joint meeting with the InfraGard on June 17th at Tech Data in Clearwater, Florida. We will publish exact times shortly, but it is an all-day conference. Again, if you're in the Tampa Bay area, please stop by and meet with us.
We are finalizing a few other chapter appearances around the country. If you belong to a local ISSA, InfraGard or ISACA chapter or other information security organization and you would think your members would like to learn more about firewall and security policy and management, leave us a comment or contact us about appearing at your meeting.
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.