AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium 5-7 May 2015 at Baltimore Convention Center

If you’re interested in cyber security and operations at the federal level, check out the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium.  This event combines the  JIE Mission Partners Symposium and the International Cyber Symposium to increase dialogue among key participants, broaden the involvement of essential stakeholders, and sharpen focus on critical issues. The agenda is packed […]

Firemon: Providing proactive security intelligence and governance over your IT

With this post we are initiating coverage of Firemon, provider of proactive security intelligence and governance capabilities. Firemon enables enterprises to continuously analyze, visualize and improve the capabilities of your existing network security infrastructure. For a short introduction to the Firemon platform in the words of fonder and CEO Jody Brazil is at this link […]

Maturing Security Posture and Mitigating Concerns with FireMon

According to Greg Young of the Gartner Group, many organizations are taking the “adopt first, secure later” approach to the cloud. Currently, IT organizations are initially finding ways to meet emerging business requirements, and then realizing the necessity of identifying additional security controls. The involved work is typically acquitted slowly and piecemeal, based largely on […]

How OPM Could Have Avoided the Data Breach

Recently, a data breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) demonstrated once again the vulnerability of data and how even when an organization has seemingly deployed the right tools, security holes can be exploited to gain access to highly sensitive information. OPM is the federal organization responsible for maintaining and protecting the federal records […]

Exploiting IT Analytics to Create a ‘Human Layer’ Security Initiative

Wednesday, August 5th, join FireMon at Black Hat for their sponsored workshop. There are four workshop times: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:50 pm and 3:00 pm. This workshop will discuss the final understanding and verification of a security incident that ultimately requires human interpretation and decision. Over the past 15-20 years the industry has invested […]

Firewall Feud Lunch & Learn

FireMon is surveying security pros across the country about their biggest challenges with firewall policy management. Join FireMon in a city near you as their experts reveal the top answers and share firewall management best practices for tackling them head on! You’ll also get an introduction to FireMon’s security management platform and see firsthand how it’s helping organizations across […]