Entries by Julian Anjorin

Streamlining Security Compliance – A Secure and Simplified Solution

No matter how prepared you are, it’s still every C-Level executive and IT Director’s nightmare – the unannounced compliance audit. Not the internal audit your organization conducts on an agreed upon semi-frequent bases. No this is the real audit, with real consequences. Failing an audit, whether it’s for HIPAA, PCI DSS, DFARS, GLBA, GDPR or […]

Tuning your USM Intrusion Detection System with Real Use-Case

Setting your Baseline through Tuning As a certified professional services partner of AlienVault, Sedara has managed the initial setup and baselining for over 500 new or expanding AlienVault USM users. This process is referred to as ‘Tuning’ where we first reduce irrelevant data, then we phasing out false positives. To tune a SIEM you must […]

SIEM – Don’t Set It and Forget It

Don’t Set It and Forget It! You invested in a SIEM. Not just any SIEM, but the AlienVault® Unified Security Management® (USM). You chose AlienVault for it’s multiple security capabilities like threat detection, incident response, and compliance management across all your environments. The professional services team completed the initial configuration, tested and deployed your SIEM. […]

6 Cybersecurity Mistakes Made by Executives and IT Professionals

Cybersecurity requires a holistic approach from leadership down to every rank-and-file employee. There are a million mistakes anybody could make in cybersecurity. Let’s take a look at a few simple yet significant ones. Although some of these are not immediately detrimental, they can be the starting point for a wrecking ball to an organization. Being […]

GDPR: First Month Recap

The wave of receiving dozens of policy change emails for almost every digital account your emails are tied to, is finally over. As soon as GDPR officially came into effect on May 25th 2018 it was like the internet had instantly transformed. It only makes sense after all of the stress and attention the rules […]

Top 3 Cybersecurity Threats to Every School District

How Schools Become Targets For all of our customer’s networks that we monitor, including school districts, we are constantly seeing malicious bots scanning public-facing systems for vulnerabilities. Public-facing systems are any systems that can be accessed publicly through the internet. The malicious bots are built to report what is vulnerable or automatically exploit these systems, […]

5 Primary Points DoD Contractors Need to Know about DFARS

Do you get contracting work from the Department of Defense(DoD)? The deadline for the updated Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause 252.204-7012 is just around the corner! This updated rule, set forth on October 16th 2016, replaced the prior Unclassified Controlled Technical Information (UCTI) Rule and imposes tighter standards for cybersecurity. In addition, the […]

Beat The Budget | Implementing Encryption

Encryption has been one of the most important ways to defend confidential data. When applied correctly, it provides a near-bulletproof barrier against all unauthorized access to information because it can guarantee that even if the information is compromised, it remains unreadable, unusable and flat out useless when/if stolen. It is also an essential aspect of […]