Packet Capture Fail

Packet Capture Fail

The Futility of Packet Capture For many security pros and managed security providers, full packet capture (FPC) is the ultimate security tool.  The concept is simple: capture *all* network traffic and analyze it for evidence of hacking or breaches. Sustained, full...
The NGFW is Dead

The NGFW is Dead

Let’s get this out of the way: the next-generation firewall (NGFW) is dead. The prime suspect in this death: the cloud. However, this is not an execution, rather a slow, decline into increasing irrelevance due to the rise of the cloud. The shroud of death and decay...
How to Make PCI Easier

How to Make PCI Easier

  Before we begin, there’s one thing to make very, very clear: YOU CANNOT OUTSOURCE ALL COMPLIANCE I do not care what some vendor says. No single service makes you compliant. Only you can make you compliant. While vendors can take you most, if not all the way to...
The Human Firewall in a Lie

The Human Firewall in a Lie

  In 1919, a man founded a company to sell dubious investments in international postal trading. The company made no profit or tangible product. Despite this, the man sold millions of shares in his company. With each investor, he would funnel the money into dividends...