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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.
Fresh off of the InfoSec Europe security conference I am still invigorated. From my prior post you can see that we had a great show speaking to existing and potentially new customers. But the thing I realized this week is that InfoSec Europe has become an anchor event for the security industry in Europe.
Between the SC Magazine Europe Awards, B-sides London, CSA event, not to mention the FireMon Welcome Reception (had to throw that in), the conference has spawned an entire security ecosystem of events around it. While I have my frustrations with trade shows being so product versus solution or information focused, they do draw a crowd. And this crowd of 12000+ attendees now has more than just a trade show in which to participate. InfoSec Europe had all the feel of a major event. As big as RSA or Black Hat, I think InfoSec Europe is where to be if you are a player in the security industry.
We had a great time meeting and greeting friends old and new. Also, our own Alin Srivastava was featured on Infosecurity Europe TV. You can see the interview below. Congratulations to the team at InfoSec for putting on such a great show. Looking forward to next year already.
In the meantime, the FireMon team will be at a number of other shows, including next week's Check Point Experience Barcelona on May 4-5!
One thing though is that whether it be InfoSec Europe, RSA, Black Hat or even local ISSA conferences, what we hear from people is pretty much the same. As I wrote in my last piece, security needs management! Even if you have the tools, using them correctly and efficiently is a challenge. Taking these ideas we hear and conveying that back to the FireMon product team is one of the most important functions of us attending shows like this.
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.