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The NGFW is Dead

The NGFW is Dead

Let’s get this out of the way: the next-generation firewall (NGFW) is dead. The cause of death: cloud. However, this is not an execution, rather a slow, decline into irrelevance in the face of a more agile competitor. The shroud of death and decay are all around the...

RSA Conference 2017 – Weaponizing Chaos

When you step back and observe chaos, it can be quite beautiful.  It is why disaster movies exist.  Without destruction, there is no rebirth. Chaos is a source of ingenuity, renewal, and second chances. RSA amidst San Francisco is the embodiment of this chaos:...

Future SOC

Are you waiting for something bad, or going somewhere good? A CEO asked me that once. It is one of those deep questions that we should all ponder at times. In the world of cybersecurity, the conventional thinking for a Security Operations Center (SOC) is to plant...

RSA Conference 2016 – Once More Unto the Breach

On Thursday, RSA really starts to fall apart.  Everybody is tired, angry, and sick of the Chinese food from Cybereason’s truck.  The booth workers get aggressive, the keynotes get salesy, and everywhere you turn there is another breach horror story. But alas, once...