Recently, on a rainy Colorado afternoon, I sat down at my kitchen table to decide how I was going to upgrade our home security system. Just as anyone who has gone through this process would do, I walked around the house and looked at all of the possible ways an intruder could attempt to enter. […]
I remember when I first started trying to solve network security problems, using fancy network analytics. I applied the classic suspension of disbelief that’s necessary to work on any emerging technology – first, you assume all the hard problems will be easy, and second, you assume the impossible ones will just go away. Happily, much […]
This morning, I woke up, walked downstairs, and performed my morning rituals, including a review of OmniFocus on my iPad to see what was on tap for today. I looked at my list of projects, my next actions, and those items that are due in the next few days. Then, I went to work.
I recently attended a gathering of Wall St CISOs, one of whom referred to the “negative unemployment” in our industry. I thought this was a great phrase, and I’ve found it’s a quick way to get across some quite deep points about current security.
At first, it just sounds cute, but in practice, it’s about […]
Botnets have been around for many years, but Distil Networks’ recently-released research shows that their use not only continues to grow dramatically, but that use is becoming more sophisticated. In having the bots focus their attacks during off-hours, the attackers may have a greater window of opportunity for damage before discovery.
This underscores the need […]