Author: Rees Johnson

Rees Johnson

Targeted attacks can take on many different forms and are flexible enough to adopt a variety of tactics. Think of them as a specialized unit for cyber criminals. They are utilized for very specific missions and operate with the precision of a surgical strike, rather than the carpet-bombing techniques used in other attack strategies. Whether […]

Verizon’s recent release of the 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) provided its usual valuable insights into the state and scale of cyberattacks. But those of us who spend our waking hours enhancing and fine-tuning cybersecurity defense tend to watch for one measurement in particular in such reports: the breach discovery gap. The breach discovery […]

The Problem  Cybercriminals are targeting organizations successfully in spite of traditional security measures as noted recently by the NY Times and a front page article in the Wall Street Journal on cyber espionage.  This issue is driven by the cybercriminal gangs’ ability to compromise vulnerable systems using sophisticated reconnaissance and penetration tactics.  So, how do […]

Everyone’s looking to shave their IT budgets, manage fewer vendors and streamline. The plethora of low cost and sometimes free AV products is an enticing option to lower the cost to secure any business. Some free antivirus programs do an acceptable job of detecting, blocking and removing certain kinds of malware, but don’t provide protection […]

Gartner once again published its 2010 Magic Quadrant for Network Intrusion Prevention Systems.  While McAfee has consistently achieved placement in the “Leader’s Quadrant” for the past five years, it made a significant leap forward this year capturing the top spot by surpassing all competitors and accelerating past previous leaders in both vision and ability to execute.  […]