active cyber defense

January 15, 2024 Lately, I have been wondering about the emerging threat factors that are impacting the cyber kill chain and how the cyber kill chain and related frameworks [MITRE ATT&CK™, Diamond] processes, tools, and defenders need to adapt to these changes in 2024. Given today’s hottest topics, this line of thinking naturally led me […]

My recent SOC Service Manager experience got me to thinking about cyber tool sprawl and the return on investment that my customer was getting for their cyber investment. There is easily over 30 different cyber tools in their portfolio which is not unlike many large organizations these days. And it seemed during my tenure that […]

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a non-profit organization that provides a treasure trove of information and assistance designed for the cyber practitioner, including assessment tools, recommended controls, best practices and advice, information about threats, special memberships and more to help organizations get started securing their environment and to stay secure [SEE sidebar ad […]

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab’s Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense (IACD) project is maturing and moving into high gear as playbook automation begins to take hold across multiple government and industry sectors. Standards and tools are emerging that will become the bulwark for active cyber defenses for the next generation. Learn from the Technical Leader […]

The operational tempo of the enterprise in cyberspace demands engagement of protections in cyber-relevant time. No longer can enterprises depend on human-driven processes to address the ever-increasing number of cyber events across the exponential number of devices that must be managed. Innovations in cyber threat intelligence; predictive analytics; situational awareness through artificial intelligence / machine […]

Well, it has been a long break since the last article of this series but I feel duty-bound to do this third article on cybersecurity investment since I find the possibilities resulting from a “risk-adaptive” security approach to be compelling. Generally cyber defenses must be pre-planned with cost-benefits carefully weighed prior to investing in new […]

Quantum computing is highly desired by the supercomputing community for solving a wide range of problems that are extremely difficult (if not impossible) to solve today. One example of a hard problem that will become much easier due to quantum computing is factoring large prime numbers. This hard problem forms the basis of much of […]