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In Part 1, we built the case that SIEMs are ineffective for threat hunting, based on the following reasons:
To date, SIEM vendors have not provided the market with the functions needed for producing world-class threat hunting. Again, threat hunting is a method. In order to follow this method, we have to have tools that accelerate and amplify our human work, rather than using technologies that brush aside our method in favor of operating within their paradigm. Too many threat hunting programs are sputtering because we continue to believe that the method should conform to the technology, but that gets things backwards.
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?
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.
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.
Global benchmarking study gives visibility into the security infrastructures of more than 400 organizations to find current and future trends for firewalls and emerging networking technologies
OVERLAND PARK, KS & DALLAS, TX – 4 May 2017 – FireMon, the leader in Intelligent Security Management, today released its 3rd Annual State of the Firewall Report that surveyed more than 400 organizations about their current security infrastructure and management challenges as well as adoption and impact of emerging technologies such as SDN, cloud, microsegmentation and Internet of Things (IoT). The study found that firewalls maintain a significant part of the security infrastructure, with 90% believing the firewall will remain critical in the next five years; however, the growing complexity of environments presents a real management challenge.
Other Key Findings:
“Nowadays, corporate network infrastructures not only consist of multiple vendor firewalls, they’re also leveraging cloud, Software Defined Networking (SDN), microsegmentation and IoT to keep up with an increasingly on-demand world. This compounds the complexity organizations already face,” said Jody Brazil, Co-Founder and Chief Product Strategist at FireMon. “If the way we’re looking at networking is changing, the way we look at managing security must change as well. Otherwise, security risks being left behind.”
Moreover, the report showed that only 7% of the large enterprises (15,000+ employees) respondents fully automate their firewall change process, with 60% admitting to manually tracking changes in Word documents, emails or spreadsheets.
“Automation of change processes can be a lifesaver in particular for larger organizations that have many devices, often from different vendors, under management and limited resources to make the changes,” continued Brazil. “The complexity of security environments is growing at such a rate that organizations need to get on top of management and automate processes where possible sooner rather than later, before it becomes unmanageable.”
The report shows that regardless of the networking environment, firewalls support it all. For a majority of organizations, a least a quarter of their security budgets are dedicated to them, showing that the firewall is a key component of their security solution.
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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.