Next Generation FireWalls
Firewall technology has become a key part of each and every company’s security defence strategy. As the pace of technological change continues to move quickly, firewall technology has become much more sophisticated. The latest trend in firewall naming conventions is “NextGen Firewall” (NGFw). The most important features of a NGFw are: to be able to create username based policy... Read More
Are you ready for an Information Security Incident?
Prevailing wisdom has become that information security breaches are inevitable. We have all seen the headlines and watched as major targeted attacks played out in government and in the media but as business leaders and security practitioners—what can we do to protect our organizations? The founder of the Boy Scouts, Robert Baden-Powell, said everything we really need to know when... Read More
Insights from the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection
On February 13, 2015 President Obama addressed an intimate audience of security professionals at Stanford University for the first White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection. Before signing an executive order promoting private sector cybersecurity information sharing he validated what many of us working in security each and every day know so well: “The very technologies that empower us... Read More
Blank Check for Cyber Security?
Bloomberg recently released an article in which Bank of America CEO Brian T. Moynihan stated, “The only place that doesn’t have a budget constraint is that area (cyber security) because how would I know how to assess, why would I take my judgment and say you could do this cheaper”. This blank cheque approach is not surprising given that 2014... Read More
A New Cold War
We’re facing a new cold war. Robert Herjavec & Matt Anthony discuss the rising threat of targeted attacks in Herjavec Group’s latest Thought Leadership Blog. Senator John McCain issued a statement saying that cyber security is the least understood, most dangerous element of the US’ national security today. With the recent attacks on Sony, there has been a pivotal change in... Read More
Matt Anthony, VP of Remediation Security Services at Herjavec Group shares his views on managing risk. Prior to joining Herjavec Group, Matt held numerous leadership positions focused in enterprise security programs, most recently at Alberta Health Services, a $14 billion, 115,000 seat enterprise. Matt has been at the forefront of the information security practice for many years, building and implementing... Read More
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) 3.0
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was designed to reinforce cardholder data securityworldwide. Providing a baseline of technology and process control requirements designed to protectcardholder data, the PCI DSS applies to all entities involved in payment card processing (processors, acquirers,issuers, service providers, merchants etc). The PCI DSS is a set of requirements designed to ensure that creditcard... Read More