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Jul 20, 2017 Threat Hunting? Ditch the SIEM

Threat hunting remains an undeveloped competency for far too many organizations. When surveyed, security professionals confess an overall lack of competency to detect and respond to advanced attacks that slip through their defenses. In my experience, many organizations still rely on alerts from a SIEM (among other prevention systems). Most security teams will painstakingly build models for indicators of compromise, receive alerts from their SIEM, and “do the best they can” to eliminate the intrusion. What are the results?

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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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Oct 31, 2015

Immediate Insight - AppPerf Installation Guide

Note: AppPerf is currently in Beta release, if you encounter any issues or have feedback please email iisupport@firemon.com

AppPerf is a free standalone tool that does speed test between internal enterprise web servers and client hosts. AppPerf does not need to be ‘installed’ on the webserver, but some files need to be placed there. AppPerf files can be placed onto an Immediate Insight web server if desired, however another web server may be used if applicable. Results of AppPerf tests are then feed to an Immediate Insight instance for collection & reporting (this may or may not be on the same Immediate Insight as the AppPerf files are loaded). The following example instructions assume AppPerf files are loaded onto the same Immediate Insight instance as is collection the test results. Immediate Insight app-2015-10-05 or newer is required to collect the data.

Step 1: Obtain the AppPerf files and put them in place.

    • Send an email to iisupport@firemon.com creating a support ticket to receive the necessary AppPerf.zip file that will be used in later steps.
    • Use WinSCP or similar tool to sftp the received AppPerf.zip to the Immediate Insight home directory (which is home/insight).

    Step 2: Configure the Immediate Insight instance for the AppPerf capability.

      • Using Putty or another SSH tool connect to the CLI of the Immediate Insight client.
      • Go to the home directory by typing cd/home/insight
      • Once at the home directory type unzip AppPerf.zip
      • Type the following command to create a symbolic link to a persistent directory.

      rm –f /home/insight/app/search/AppPerf; ln –s /home/insight/AppPerf /home/insight/app/search/AppPerf

      • Edit the /etc/rc.local file to make the symbolic link persistent after reboot.
        • sudo nano /etc/rc.local
        • add the line in step D. above, to the second to last line of the file.
        • Save and exit the file by choosing “CTRL – X” and then “Yes” to save.

        (edit AppPerf.html for applicable Immediate Insight data collector)

        • Edit the AppPerf.html file with the following lines substituting applicable IP and test name, please note that the double quotes are required.
          • Browse to the directory where the file is located. cd /home/insight/app/search/AppPerf
          • Update the AppPerf.html file with the applicable IP Address and port of the webserver using the sudo nano AppPerf.html command. NOTE: (Quotes are required as shown in an example on the beginning of the next page.)

          var ii = “192.168.35.139:3002”

          var appsrv = “test-server-A”

          immin_AppPerf_stepF2

          IF and only if your Immediate Insight servers is accessed via HTTPS change entry as follows: var ii = “https://192.168.1.140:3088”

          (NOTE: you will also need to create an HTTPS Listener using 3088 on Immediate Insight)

          (NOTE: optionally but recommended, to stop HTTPS certificate warning messages you can follow the procedure in Immediate Insight install guide)

          • After changes are complete the Immediate Insight server needs to be reloaded. You can complete this by typing reload server at the command prompt.
          • Open browser (Chrome is recommended) and browse to either of these as applicable. (Note: The IP and port in the link below will be whatever you designate as the webserver.)
            • http://192.168.1.140:3201/AppPerf/AppPerf.html
            • https://192.168.1.140:3201/AppPerf/AppPerf.html
            • Test result will displayed in the browser.

            immin_AppPerf_stepI

            Results are also searchable in the Immediate Insight specified in AppPerf.html

            Josh Mayfield leads platform sales for Immediate Insight, FireMon's security analytics solution.

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            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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            FireMon Announces Industry’s First Intelligent Cloud Security Management Solution
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