How safe is your personal information? Well, several celebrity clients of a New York law firm have discovered that it’s only as safe as the weakest link. These high-profile victims became the most recent targets of the REvil ransomware attack. REvil (also known as Sodinokibi) is a network of cybercriminals who offer RaaS (Ransomware-as-a-Service). After stealing the data, the attackers began leaking the clients’ personal information to pressure the firm into paying the $42 million ransom.Read more
How do you know who’s accessing your data? Do you know if your data has been copied to other locations? Have you put enough resources into securing your confidential data? Organizations who don’t have solid answers to these questions probably don’t have a system for data governance in place. In this blog, we’ll cover the basics of data governance and how you can incorporate it in your organization’s security strategy.Read more
As OEMs continue to invest in WAN optimization, what differentiates vendors’ capabilities so that enterprises seek to scale their infrastructure? In this blog, we’ve created a matrix defining functionalities that help enterprises save money, manage their application performance, and secure their network. The matrix displays the strengths and benefits of each SD-WAN vendor and how they can evolve their WAN ecosystem.Read more
In a new series of blogs, we will go over some recent data breaches and how metadata analysis could have helped with the detection and mitigation of certain events.Read more
With the dramatic shift to work from home, Plixer has been working with people all over the globe to visualize VPN traffic in a variety of different ways. I wanted to take some time to capture what the top five most common use cases I have been asked for are along with some examples of what the reports look like.Read more
I was working with a customer last week who had configured NetFlow on four of their Cisco routers. They had applied basically the same configuration to each of the routers, but only saw exported flows from three of them arrive at the collector.Read more
Who has the time, right?
You might laugh but the truth is, in the past few weeks you have become the guru of everything VPN on your company’s network. Questions are coming in left and right, and with a little time you have been able to dig into the data to find out who were your top VPN users, what applications they were using, and how your VPNs have been holding up.Read more
I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside two completed VeloCloud deployments over the past 6 months. This blog covers what I’ve learned about the setup and prerequisites within VMware’s VeloCloud interface and Plixer’s Scrutinizer interface for metadata/IPFIX analysis via flow collection. Once setup is complete, I will highlight how Plixer’s Scrutinizer platform uses that data to demystify the process of bandwidth allocation for carrier and edge selection.Read more
We’re all feeling it.
As a confident NetOps leader, you’ve made sure your business continuity plan had allowances for remote workers but BAM: in the blink of an eye, your company’s work-from-home policies became mandatory for everyone and your battleship of a plan now feels like it’s taking on water.Read more
In our first roundup post of the decade, I’ve included interesting articles whose topics include hacking satellites, the difference in mindset between technologists and policy makers, and what happens to your private health information when a pharmacy is acquired.Read more