Illumio Blog
April 21, 2016

An Occam’s Razor for Security (Part 1 of 2)

Chief Commercial Officer

Alan is a technology veteran known for company building. He leads Illumio’s go-to-market strategy and customer engagement life cycle.

The rapid growth of innovation in cybersecurity technologies has presented a nearly endless range of new security offerings to address vulnerabilities in our computing environment.  But what happens if more is not better?

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

April 18, 2016

How Big Is Your Attack Surface?

The Tailgating Security Podcast

Illumio's Alan S. Cohen and Matthew Glenn riff on adaptive security, industry trends, and life itself.

Alan and Matt talk to Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy for Illumio and former Director for Cybersecurity Policy for the National Security Council at the White House, about the company's new Attack Surface Assessment Program and how it will make you more like Superman.

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Adaptive Security, Illumio News

April 18, 2016

Introducing the Attack Surface Assessment Program

Technical Evangelist

Jimmy Ray couldn't make a living playing video games and catching fish so he became an engineer. As Illumio's technical evangelist, he keeps it real and ensures you always get the most up-to-date, spin-proof good word on technology.

Security has been a tough place to be for some time. Each year that passes is marked by the break-ins that occurred. 2013 was the Year of the Mega Breach, 2014 was the Year of the High-Profile Breach, and 2015 was the Year of the Health Care Attack. What happens when we step back and take a look at this problem from the most practical method possible. Which is to say: how does a hacker view your data center?

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Adaptive Security, Illumio News, Data Center Operations

April 14, 2016

3 Questions to Ask PCI Compliance Vendors

Technical Evangelist

Jimmy Ray couldn't make a living playing video games and catching fish so he became an engineer. As Illumio's technical evangelist, he keeps it real and ensures you always get the most up-to-date, spin-proof good word on technology.

Time for another PCI audit, eh? It’s pass or fail. That’s it. The worst type of scoring possible. You can get everything right and then an auditor discovers that just one device—let’s say an HVAC system—is connected to a processor on the same flat VLAN, and now that is under audit, too. Many companies fail their audits for this very simple reason.

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

March 31, 2016

Emerging Threats: The Case for Visibility

Technical Evangelist

Jimmy Ray couldn't make a living playing video games and catching fish so he became an engineer. As Illumio's technical evangelist, he keeps it real and ensures you always get the most up-to-date, spin-proof good word on technology.

I’ve been asked to speak on a panel at SecureWorld in Boston this month. The topic is Emerging Threats and at first I was interested in taking the “people” route. You know, the idea that users are bringing in more threats than actual hackers doing an active attack. There is some evidence to support that email is still be biggest vector into the data center.

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations