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  • Top 3 Surprises from RSA 2018

    Like most of the Security world, we’re fighting off the post-RSA backlog, with a renewed enthusiasm for protecting the world’s information as well as the continuing growth of our platform. To say RSA has outgrown itself to become so much more than a conference is an understatement. How many meetings and activities took place outside of RSA this year? And while RSA held true to expectations for many, 3 unexpected themes caught us by surprise.

  • 5 Reasons for “Spring Cleaning” your SOC

    Spring Cleaning. It’s that time of year. Pull the furniture away from the walls, clean out behind the couch and get rid of all the clutter that’s been building up for months. Fun times. But truth be told, most SOCs could use their fair share of Spring Cleaning too. While some state-of-the-art firms have highly-automated Incident Response processes, sophisticated security threat models,

  • Top 3 Barriers to Effective Security Orchestration

    Security Operations orchestration is very top-of-mind for CISOs and their SOC leadership thanks to the ever-increasing complexity and speed of the threat landscape, Splunk’s recent acquisition of Phantom Cyber and Gartner’s formalization of the Security Orchestration, Automation & Response (SOAR) market.

  • Top 3 Indicators You’re Ready for Security Automation

    Winston Churchill famously spoke of readiness in his “finest hour” speech, “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.”

  • Holiday “Freeze” Can Leave Cyber Defense in the Cold – 3 Steps to Limit the Chill

    It’s that time of year – the infamous year-end “freeze.” The freeze typically refers to the blackout most enterprises and agencies enforce on changes to production IT systems for fear of something negatively impacting holiday business (or worse, people’s vacations). But increasingly, it’s also a “freeze” of activity. Progress on projects, technology evaluations, and threat research slows to a crawl, save those tied to MBOs, KPIs, or some other business school TLA for things you have to finish to get paid. As a result, many firms are down to a skeleton Security Operations Center (SOC) crew over the holidays.

  • Syncurity and Premise Health: A Winning Combination

    By John Jolly It’s an exciting week for the team at Syncurity! Our customer, Premise Health, was selected as a CSO50 Award winner by CSO, one of the premier security media brands providing insight into business risk leadership. This awards program recognizes organizations for security…