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...

Let’s Get Riggity Riggity Breached

Why do mega breaches happen? Fire up the portal gun Morty, we are going on adventure. Line up a thousand information security gurus across the cyber multiverse and you will hear them blame hackers, poor software design, lack of funding, Donald Trump, and a million...

Equifax Breach – Outrage Fatigue

It must be a day that ends with “y” because there is a mega-breach. This time it is Equifax a giant, faceless, credit monster that eats data and spits out excuses. I will spare you the details of the Equifax breach as you can read about it here or here. However, the...

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...