What to Do With All of That Log Data?

Apr 22, 2014

Have you read publication NIST SP800-92?  It is the ‘Guide to Computer Security Log Management’ and clearly outlines recommendations and procedures for planning and operational processing of log data.  It also talks about data retention of log data for audits and evidence.  If you’re managing compliance within your IT organization you probably know this document […]

GEOINT 2013* Keynote: DNI Clapper Discusses Resource-Challenged Intelligence Community

Apr 18, 2014

This past week, our federal team at Blue Coat Systems attended GEOINT 2013* symposium in Tampa, Florida.  The symposium showcased the most noteworthy keynote from James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), who highlighted the challenges and opportunities that the Intelligence Community (IC) faces. From the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 to sequestration to […]

PODCAST: Insights into 2014 Mobile Malware Report

Apr 08, 2014

Using tools from Blue Coat’s comprehensive security portfolio and data gathered from over 75 million users around the world, the 2014 Mobile Malware Report provides a comprehensive overview of the state of malware and what we can do to mitigate its effects. Some of the key findings of the report include the rise of malvertising […]


Information Sharing Between Government and Industry

Apr 01, 2014

In my last article I talked about the DHS’s efforts with MITRE’s framework to selectively share information across agencies using CybOX, MAEC, CAPEC, STIX and TAXII.  While this framework has its genesis in the public sector, it is an open standard that can be adopted by any interested parties, such as hardware and software manufacturers, […]

PODCAST: Insights Into the Rise of Adaptive Malware Threats

Mar 26, 2014

Much like viruses are able to mutate genetically – making them difficult to treat – malware has also become more adaptive, creating a significant challenge for federal agencies to mitigate. In addition, malware is being generated thousands of times a day, which has made it more difficult to track.  Along these same lines, the proliferation […]


How the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security Are Taking Steps Toward Information Sharing

Mar 18, 2014

Most of you reading the post have probably heard of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Engineers (MITRE).  If you’re not familiar with MITRE know that they are a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) serving the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security as well as a number of other government entities.  Saying that […]

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