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Evolving Micro-Segmentation for Preventive Security: Adaptive Protection in a DevOps World

Security practitioners know better than anyone that network security has changed significantly in the last few decades. Simplistic security measures allowed attackers to easily infiltrate and even as network controls advance, including next-gen firewalls, attackers continue to find their way into networks and data. Traditional network controls are blind to commonly deployed attacks.

In a new paper by SANS senior instructor Dave Shackleford, we look at how to rethink network security, including considering the entire environment as untrusted; better understanding intended application behavior; and focusing on trust and system-to-system relationships.


Cyber Threat Intelligence a Top Priority for National Intelligence

By Deb Radcliff,Creative Director, SANS Analyst Program

Cyber threat intelligence (CTI) is a top priority in the 2019 National Intelligence Strategy produced by the ODNI (Office of the Director of National Intelligence).

The report raises many concerns around growing risks with emerging technologies like AI and nanotech, along with the rise of more technically advanced adversaries.


Value of a Cyber Risk Framework: 2019 Cyber Security Trends

By Deb Radcliff,Creative Director, SANS Analyst Program

The fact that Chubb, a casualty insurance company, published a top cyber threats report for 2019 is, in itself, a cybersecurity trend to watch for 2019. It reveals that insurers understand the risk and threat landscape better than they did in 2016, when SANS published its first cyber insurance survey report. Today, the efforts of these insurers are resulting in cyber risk frameworks that touch on many other areas trending around cybersecurity in 2019.


Phishing and Internal Threat Advice for SMBs

SANS, in cooperation with Microsoft, released two short articles designed to provide small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with background information on phishing and internal threats, as well as actionable advice on how to train users to recognize threats and avoid falling prey to attacks. Continue reading Phishing and Internal Threat Advice for SMBs


SANS Releases Evaluator's Guide to Next-Generation SIEM

Need to update your SIEM to provide next-generation functionality?

SANS recently released an evaluator's guide created by information security and system procurement expertBarbara Filkinswith advice byChris Crowley, course author for SANS courses on managing security operations and incident response team management, to assist you as you move toward procuring a new system.