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I Beat Them to Firing Me: A Story of Corporate Sabotage

Why network configuration, change, and compliance management (NCCCM) is a must Inspired by former Citibank employee sentencing We’ve all heard horror stories about the disgruntled employee who pillages the office supply…

5 Fundamental Strategies for Cybersecurity

Here’s an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he offers suggestions to reduce cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Agencies should focus on the basics to protect against attacks The government’s…

Windows Workstation Logs – Integration

In the final blog of this series, we’ll look at ways to integrate Windows event logs with other telemetry sources to provide a complete picture of a network environment. The…

Microsoft Workstation Logs – Configuration

Over the last three posts, we’ve looked at Microsoft event logging use cases and identified a set of must-have event IDs. Now we’re ready to put our security policy in…

Building a Solid Security Foundation to Support the NIST Framework

Last year, the White House issued an Executive Order designed to strengthen cybersecurity efforts within federal agencies. The EO requires agencies to adhere to the National Institute of Standards and…

Windows Workstation Logs – Increasing Visibility

Anyone who has looked at the number of event IDs assigned to Windows events has probably felt overwhelmed. In the last blog, we looked at some best practices events that…

An A-B-C Approach to Improving Security Compliance

Security is always an important topic with our government customers. Here’s an applicable article from my colleague, Joe Kim, in which he offers some tips on compliance. Ensuring that an…

Microsoft Workstation Logs – Focus on What’s Important

Can you have too much of a good thing? Maybe not, but you can certainly have too much of the wrong thing. In my first blog, I introduced the idea…

Microsoft Workstation Logs – An Introduction

We’ve all heard the saying, “What you see is what you get.” Life isn’t quite so simple for those focused on security, as what you don’t see is more likely…

Disaster Recovery – Focus on the Disaster First!

When organizations first take on the challenge of setting up a disaster recovery plan, it’s almost always based on the premise that a complete failure will occur. With that in…