Illumio Blog
June 17, 2019

Defending Critical Infrastructure Data Protects Your Bottom Line, The Economy – and Lives

Former Head of Cybersecurity Strategy

The shipping and energy infrastructure around us can be pretty inspiring. It reflects years of labor by our men and women, the scale of our economy, the power of our ingenuity. If you sit for a while and watch the ships coming in and out of harbor, you feel connected to history and the wider world. Yet cargo is not the only thing that’s moving.

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cybersecurity

June 7, 2019

Measure It, Master It: The Illumio Attack Surface Quiz

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Katey focuses on go-to-market strategy including voice of the customer. She has over a decade of enterprise IT experience working with global regulators, financial services, and Fortune 100 corporations.

"Reduce your attack surface..." 

"Minimize the blast radius..."

Marketers use these doomsday metaphors to scare seasoned security pro's from day-to-day paranoia into action! 

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cybersecurity

May 28, 2019

On Squirrels, Proportionality, and China

Former Head of Cybersecurity Strategy

It’s been a busy May in the cyberworld. Israel’s military strike on Hamas hackers in Gaza was the biggest news, but the Department of Defense’s Report on China Military Power and a Department of Energy finding that the grid may have suffered a DDoS deserve mention too.

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cybersecurity

May 23, 2019

APRA Embraces an ‘Assume Breach’ Mentality with CPS 234

Vice President of Asia Pacific

This article was originally published on securitybrief.com.au.

Even if you’re not in the financial services industry (FSI), you’ve probably already heard of CPS 234 – the new standard for data protection set forth by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). The overarching goal of CPS 234 is to improve the cyber resilience of APRA-regulated organisations who face threats like payment and card fraud, attacks on critical infrastructure, mobile app vulnerabilities, and the like – in fact, according to NTT, 26% of global cyberattacks target the financial services industry and, interestingly enough, Australia is the source country for 66% of attacks in the finance sector across the entire Asia-Pacific region.

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May 17, 2019

Paying the Inaction Tax: Building a Case for Compliance with Segmentation

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Katey focuses on go-to-market strategy including voice of the customer. She has over a decade of enterprise IT experience working with global regulators, financial services, and Fortune 100 corporations.

We’ve talked about how to prepare your organization to start ringfencing crown jewel applications – the people and process legs of the stool to address critical risks in securing your applications.

But why is segmentation important in the first place? If there is no specific compliance obligation, vulnerability issue, or failed PEN test, why should your business spend money on controls to ringfence its applications against the spread of breach? What exactly is the inaction tax for an organization with "status quo security"?

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cybersecurity