Why AV is Dead, and what to do about it.
Scott McDonald, Herjavec Group In the proverbial cat-and-mouse game of cybersecurity neither the attacker nor defender can maintain their advantage for very long. The lifecycle of new technologies in IT is very short. But in cybersecurity that time is condensed into nanoscopic increments of obsolescence allowing new lethal threats to overtake yesterday’s sophisticated cyber defenses. Let’s take a look ‘under... Read More
Protecting the Endpoint
As security leaders we recognize that endpoint protection is critical. Over 70% of attacks occur on the endpoint and we recognize that human error still accounts for the majority of desktop breaches. The cybersecurity industry has experienced a surge in the number of endpoint protection offerings available. Offerings exist for on prem or remote endpoint protection in terms of prevention,... Read More
Evolution of the Next Generation SOC
The need for security programs to shift from tactical to strategic in focus has never been stronger. Rising threats have forced organizations to recognize the importance of a rapid response center, dedicated to network and security incidents. In the past, the separation between NOC and SOC seemed logical – NOCs were mature while SOCs were the “new kids on the... Read More
Insights on eMerge Americas 2015
eMerge Americas is an annual global idea exchange held in Miami, Florida with a focus on how technology and innovation are disrupting industries. The conference connects small, mid cap and emerging firms with global industry leaders and investors through interactive sessions, keynote and networking events. Matt Anthony, Herjavec Group’s SVP of Consulting & Remediation Services had the privilege of attending... Read More
Customized Intelligence-Based Information Security
Information security is a fast moving train, but where is it headed? The vast selection of technologies can be mind-boggling, and often the skills required to make sense of their proper use are dispersed among multiple technical groups and, at times, completely missing from an organization's skills-matrix. With this in mind, it is a wonder that intelligence modeling capabilities are... Read More
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