• Announcing PacketViper at RSAC Early Stage Expo

    Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: February 13th, 2019

    About The Author

    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.

    Be our guest at RSAC 2019. Register with our special code to gain entrance to the RSAC Expo arena. Visit the large halls at the Moscone but also come visit us at the Early Stage Expo in the Marriott just down the street from the conference.

  • Four cyber deception delusions diminished

    Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: January 17th, 2019

    About The Author

    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.

    Successful adoption of cyber deception as an impactful security tool, and more than just another data generating detection solution, demands avoidance of these four common delusions. .

  • Remove botnets’ freedom to operate and manage botnet risk

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

    About The Author

    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.

    There are plenty of news articles claiming botnets and zombie computers are taking over the world.  While I do not necessarily agree with the allegation, I believe whole heartedly botnets are the driving force of all attacks. Botnet risk is at it’s all time high. By hook or by crook, the first goal for any attacker … Continue reading >>>

  • Vendor Risk – Times are a Changin’

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

    About The Author

    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

    About The Author

    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

    About The Author

    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

    About The Author

    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

    About The Author

    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

    About The Author

    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

    About The Author

    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 >>>