As security requirements and cyber
threats keep evolving, network-based
security that relies on monitoring
command and control servers, suspect
sites and IP addresses, and Netflow
sessions, as well as looking for unusual
activity, brings many benefits. In
particular, network-based security
Virtualization and related developments bring significant changes to the architecture of today's data centers. At RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan, Cisco's Munawar Hossain defines these changes and outlines the new challenges.
As more enterprises adopt software-defined networking, hackers are finding the emerging technology to be a new route to penetrate organizations. Anthony Lim of (ISC)Â² recommends ways to secure SDNs against attacks.
Cisco announced plans to pay $635 million to purchase cloud security firm OpenDNS to better secure the "Internet of Everything." OpenDNS says the acquisition will leave its products and personnel intact.
In 2009, the first next generation firewall (NGFW) was developed to cope with increasing application threats to enterprise networks. The NGFW provides visibility into and control over applications and has become a buzzword in the network security industry. Therefore, organizations are increasingly considering buying...
EdgeWave's Mike Walls, a former bomber pilot who led Navy red teams, says penetration testing is useful in analyzing bits and bytes but not the readiness of operations under attack from cyberspace. Red teams, he says, can analyze the impact on operations.
Too few security systems interoperate, which makes it difficult for organizations to block or detect data breaches. But Cisco has an interoperability plan to improve the state of cybersecurity defenses, Chief Security Architect Martin Roesch says.
To help organizations discover what they don't know is happening on their networks, Darktrace uses machine learning to create advanced baselines of normal behavior, then sounding alarms when it sees deviations.
To better secure enterprise networks, as well as detect and respond more rapidly to data breaches, businesses need to know the who, what, where, when and why of all endpoints that connect to network resoruces, says ForeScout's Sandeep Kumar.
Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council says data security standards are not failing; they just aren't being applied continuously. And conformance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is just one piece of the puzzle.
Russian and European malware and spam purveyors have been hijacking Internet routes. Pending a massive infrastructure upgrade, security experts warn that such attacks can be detected, but not easily blocked.
Nobody wants to be a cyber-attacker's first victim. But there are benefits to being second or third, says Akamai's Mike Smith. Then you get to enjoy the true benefits of the oft-discussed information sharing.