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So, you got a pentest. Now what?

How to progress toward a truly secure organization and infrastructure after penetration testing. You did it – you paid for penetration testing services. Whether it was to fulfill a potential client’s request, satisfy your interest or to be compliant with some framework, you tested the mettle of your environment against

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An Introduction to Active Defense

Global research and advisory firm, Gartner, forecasts that information security spending will exceed $124 billion in 2019, yet cyber defenses continue to fail. Organizations large and small continue to experience breaches of all varieties resulting from zero-day exploits, failures in vulnerability patching, and phishing. The market has responded with a

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Securing Enterprise Networks with Port-Based Network Access Control

One of the biggest threats facing enterprises are outsiders plugging directly into an Ethernet port and being granted instant, unauthenticated access to the network. This threat is especially common in hospitals where there is heavy use of computer systems mixed with untrusted outsiders roaming the halls. Shutting down unused ports

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What is a Stateful Firewall

Stateful refers to the “state” of the connection between the outside internet and the internal network. A stateful firewall keeps track of the connections in a session table. When a packet comes in, it is checked against the session table for a match. If a match is made, the traffic

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