MITRE ATT&CK: The Magic of Segmentation
In cybersecurity, nation states, cyber criminals, hacktivists, and rogue employees are the usual suspects. They fit nicely into categories like external attackers or insider threats. But what about our essential suppliers, partners, and service providers? We rely on them, sometimes inviting them in to help manage our networks and internal systems. It’s easy to overlook […]
MITRE ATT&CK: The Magic of User Training
How magical can user training be? You'll be surprised at what Cisco and MITRE ATT&CK make possible. Shared responsibility is what really matters.
MITRE ATT&CK: The Magic of Endpoint Protection
In our first blog, we introduced the Magic of Mitigations. They’re the key to getting started with MITRE ATT&CK. Now let’s look at some of the most magical ones, starting today with Behavior Prevention on Endpoint (M1040), Exploit Protection (M1050) and Execution Prevention (M1038). Wait, what’s the difference? At a quick glance, they might all […]
MITRE ATT&CK: The Magic of Mitigations
When learning new things, sometimes we need to slow down and take it all in. For me, understanding MITRE ATT&CK was like that. Sure, the notion of thinking like an attacker made sense, and its structure was clear. Then came the “now what?” moment. Soon I discovered the key to getting started. May I share it with you?
Vote of Confidence: Securing the 2020 Election
Trust in election results begins with faith in our election systems US mail in the spotlight Absentee ballots, also called voting by mail, is a hot topic. The pandemic is forcing everyone to re-think what they’ll do this year. Many states expanded mail-in voting and, according to the Washington Post, up to 77% of Americans can now vote by mail. The […]
What’s in a Name? Cisco Visibility Is Now Cisco Threat Response
Cisco Visibility is now Cisco Threat Response: a key part of our integrated security portfolio, designed to give you even more value from what you’ve already gotten from us.
Sting Explains the Importance of IoT Threat Defense
Most of you know Sting, the Grammy-winning solo artist and singer/bassist for English rock band The Police. So many great hits over the years. But how many of you know his late-80’s song “Englishman in New York?” I’m an alien The song opens with Sting, the Englishman, feeling somewhat out of place in New York City: His […]
GDPR Compliance: Weather You Like it or Not
Imagine this: A weather app that tracks you without your knowledge or consent! An Innocuous Weather App? Weather apps are great. Who doesn’t have one? Like everyone else, you downloaded a free weather app to your smartphone years ago. At that time it asked you to share your current location, as it promises the best […]
Cisco Security: To the Tune of the Dark Side of the Moon
As the days grow shorter and colder, I’m reminded that November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month here in the US. According to the Department of Homeland Security, this observance “builds awareness and appreciation of the importance of critical infrastructure and reaffirms the nationwide commitment to keep our critical infrastructure and our communities safe […]