• Vendor Risk – Times are a Changin’

    Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: November 15th, 2018

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    Francesco Trama
    Francesco Trama As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Frank is responsible for the overall operating performance, leading the strategic direction of the company’s products and solutions internally while building technical and business credibility externally as a market-facing thought leader.

    Vendor Risk is a relatively new anomaly. I sometimes wonder how we ever got through the 90’s. It seems like only a few years ago when vendors received a key, code, or swipe card to come through the front door of our buildings whenever they liked. We trusted them to do their job once inside. I … Continue reading >>>

  • Take password protection seriously and practice what you preach

    Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: November 7th, 2018

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    Francesco Trama
    Francesco Trama As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Frank is responsible for the overall operating performance, leading the strategic direction of the company’s products and solutions internally while building technical and business credibility externally as a market-facing thought leader.

    Over the past several weeks I have been practicing what I preach about password protection. I changed all my passwords to each of my online accounts to a unique password with a minimum of 20 random characters. I thought this would be a fairly simple thing to do. I decided on a common password manager, … Continue reading >>>

  • FOR SALE:  A much smaller cybersecurity haystack

    Written by: Don Gray | Published on: October 10th, 2018

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    Don Gray
    Don Gray CTO Don Gray is responsible for the continued development of the PacketViper technology roadmap, harnessing his extensive experience in cybersecurity software strategy and technology development. Previously Don contributed to blogs and threat intelligence reports for NTT Security (formerly Solutionary).

    It’s budget season. For enterprise cybersecurity teams that means getting ready to ask for more. In most cases, not enough, but definitely more budget to find the needles in the haystacks. And most likely, more of the same stuff you already have. Far too many cybersecurity leaders are going to ask their executive teams for drastically … Continue reading >>>

  • It’s time to take a different approach to utilizing threat intelligence

    Written by: Don Gray | Published on: September 25th, 2018

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    Don Gray
    Don Gray CTO Don Gray is responsible for the continued development of the PacketViper technology roadmap, harnessing his extensive experience in cybersecurity software strategy and technology development. Previously Don contributed to blogs and threat intelligence reports for NTT Security (formerly Solutionary).

    Threat Intelligence has gotten a lot of attention in the last few years. What is it? Who understands it? Is it actionable?  Plus think about the substantial investment for security organizations to create such a perishable good and then actually using it to protect a network can be complicated. Don’t forget the numerous reports about … Continue reading >>>

  • A Paradigm Shift for Cybersecurity Managed Service Providers

    Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: September 5th, 2018

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    Francesco Trama
    Francesco Trama As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Frank is responsible for the overall operating performance, leading the strategic direction of the company’s products and solutions internally while building technical and business credibility externally as a market-facing thought leader.

    Shifts in the current cybersecurity service provider market somewhat resemble an episode of the infamous game show Wheel of Fortune, where contestants purchase letters to capitalize and prosper on the show. We’ve seen Managed Service Providers (MSPs) “buy an S”, or invest heavily in their businesses in order to become a Managed Security Service Provider … Continue reading >>>

  • Hackers For Hire

    Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: November 30th, 2017

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    Francesco Trama
    Francesco Trama As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Frank is responsible for the overall operating performance, leading the strategic direction of the company’s products and solutions internally while building technical and business credibility externally as a market-facing thought leader.

    In today’s society, when someone speaks of a “hacker”, we automatically assume that the person was trying to do something illegal and perform a major scam or breach into a network. The term “hacker” stirs up controversy among organizations and leaves a sore-spot with many. What if there was a solution… Are there good hackers today? If you answered “YES”, then you answered correctly.

  • The Insanities of Network Security

    Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: November 15th, 2017

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    Francesco Trama
    Francesco Trama As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Frank is responsible for the overall operating performance, leading the strategic direction of the company’s products and solutions internally while building technical and business credibility externally as a market-facing thought leader.

    Thinking you have to allow every connection to every open network port. Thinking because you have a VPN portal it’s secure. Thinking your a IDS isn’t based on variables on the past, and can predict the future. Thinking you won’t be chasing your tail over and over on false positives, and will not become jaded. … Continue reading >>>

  • Irony of Network Security

    Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: October 5th, 2017

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    Francesco Trama
    Francesco Trama As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Frank is responsible for the overall operating performance, leading the strategic direction of the company’s products and solutions internally while building technical and business credibility externally as a market-facing thought leader.

    As I read through articles on the latest security threats, breaches, door opening exploits, and vulnerabilities that left doors opened. I Ironically see a firewall ad next to the security article saying ‘The Complete Firewall Solution, Get Total Visibility Into Your Security”. The article in Reuters explained how many security systems found they were susceptible … Continue reading >>>

  • Network Security Convolution

    Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: August 30th, 2017

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    Francesco Trama
    Francesco Trama As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Frank is responsible for the overall operating performance, leading the strategic direction of the company’s products and solutions internally while building technical and business credibility externally as a market-facing thought leader.

    It takes an army of security professional today to identify, isolate, track, and eliminate security threats, and breaches. The convolution within network security in my opinion have reached irresponsible levels. The days of the past where anomalies were quickly squashed by the network staff on hand is over from what I’m reading. It always seems to be a … Continue reading >>>

  • Overcoming the #1 Security Challenge in Operations

    Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: August 21st, 2017

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    Francesco Trama
    Francesco Trama As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Frank is responsible for the overall operating performance, leading the strategic direction of the company’s products and solutions internally while building technical and business credibility externally as a market-facing thought leader.

    The Problem The overwhelming volume of global IP traffic hitting networks today creates a crushing amount of security alerts. Too frequently, many of these alerts go unchecked while the quantity of alerts increases daily. Additionally, security analyst teams are frequently understaffed and resources/expertise are scarce across the industry. Together this presents the biggest security challenge … Continue reading >>>