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My latest Gartner research: Forecast Analysis: Information Security, Worldwide, 2Q17 Update

12 September 2017  |  The overall global information security market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.7% to reach $117.7 billion in 2021. Technology strategic planners should use this research to understand the key highlights and associated assumptions for the second-quarter forecast for information security worldwide….

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My latest Gartner research: Forecast Analysis: Information Security, Worldwide, 4Q16 Update

11 April 2017  |  The overall global information security market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.8% through 2020. This document, aimed at technology strategic planners, discusses the key highlights and associated assumptions for the fourth-quarter forecast….

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My latest Gartner research: Market Insight: Security Market Transformation Disrupted by the Emergence of Smart, Pervasive and Efficient Security

1 February 2017  |  …fits into/addresses these situations. Analysis by Perry Carpenter and Lawrence Pingree Technologies such as cloud, software-defined networking (SDN), network…or managed services. Analysis by Ruggero Contu, Perry Carpenter and Lawrence Pingree By 2020, integrated security models, such as…

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[ISN] ‘Plague Scanner’ controls multiple AV engines, for $0.00

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/27/plague_scanner_box_offers_invisibility_cloak_to_white_hats_vxers/ By Darren Pauli The Register 27 Jul 2015 Security researcher Robert Simmons has released a tool that offers a new level of stealth to the malware cat-and-mouse skirmish by shrouding binary analysis. “Plague Scanner” is a free on-premise anti-virus framework – a class of tool that drives multiple anti-virus scanners at once – and is the only free alternative to commercial frameworks or online systems. It can help businesses to analyse malware containing potentially sensitive corporate information, or black hats to test their wares without exposing either to traditional public web services like VirusTotal. Simmons (@MalwareUtkonos) says the only commercial on-premise multiple antivirus scanners worth their salt are hugely expensive and out of the range of small to medium businesses, independent researchers, and probably black hats. […]


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My latest Gartner research: Emerging Technology Analysis: Deception Techniques and Technologies Create Security Technology Business Opportunities

Deception techniques such as honeypots are not a new concept in security; however, new techniques and capabilities promise to deliver game-changing impact on how threats are faced. This research articulates how product managers can successfully use threat deception as a threat response tactic.

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[ISN] Hacking Team orchestrated brazen BGP hack to hijack IPs it didn’t own

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/07/hacking-team-orchestrated-brazen-bgp-hack-to-hijack-ips-it-didnt-own/ By Dan Goodin Ars Technica July 12, 2015 Spyware service provider Hacking Team orchestrated the hijacking of IP addresses it didn’t own to help Italian police regain control over several computers that were being monitored in an investigation, e-sent among company employees showed. Over a six day period in August 2013, Italian Web host Aruba S.p.A. fraudulently announced its ownership of 256 IP addresses into the global routing system known as border gateway protocol, the messages document. Aruba’s move came under the direction of Hacking Team and the Special Operations Group of the Italian National Military Police, which was using Hacking Team’s Remote Control System malware to monitor the computers of unidentified targets. The hijacking came after the IP addresses became unreachable under its rightful owner Santrex, the “bullet-proof” Web hosting provider that catered to criminals and went out of business in October 2013, according to KrebsOnSecurity. It’s not clear from the e-mails, but they appear to suggest Hacking Team and the Italian police were also relying on Santrex. The emails were included in some 400 gigabytes of proprietary data taken during last weekend’s breach of Hacking Team and then made public on the Internet. With the sudden loss of the block of IP addresses, Italy’s Special Operations Group was unable to communicate with several computers that were infected with the Hacking Team malware. The e-mails show Hacking Team support workers discussing how the law enforcement agency could regain control. Eventually, Italian police worked with Aruba to get the block—which was known as 46.166.163.0/24 in Internet routing parlance—announced in the BGP system as belonging to Aruba. It’s the first known case of an ISP fraudulently announcing another provider’s address space, said Doug Madory, director of Internet analysis at Dyn Research, which performs research on Internet performance. […]


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[ISN] GAO: Early look at fed’s ‘Einstein 3’ security weapon finds challenges

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2946040/security0/gao-early-look-at-feds-einstein-3-security-weapon-finds-challenges.html By Michael Cooney Network World July 9, 2015 When it comes to the government protecting all manner of state and personal information, the feds can use all the help it can get. One of the most effective tools the government has is the National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS), known as “EINSTEIN.” In a nutshell EINSTEIN is a suite of technologies intended to detect and prevent malicious network traffic from entering and exiting federal civilian government networks. The Government Accountability Office has been tracking EINSTEIN’s implementation since about 2010 and will later this year issue an update on the status of the system. But this week, it included some details of its report in an update on the state of federal security systems, and all is not well. Preliminary EINSTEIN observations from the GAO: •The Department of Homeland Security [which administers EINSTEIN] appears to have developed and deployed aspects of the intrusion detection and intrusion prevention capabilities, but potential weaknesses may limit their ability to detect and prevent computer intrusions. For example, NCPS detects signature anomalies using only one of three detection methodologies identified by NIST: signature-based, anomaly-based, and stateful protocol analysis. Further, the system has the ability to prevent intrusions, but is currently only able to proactively mitigate threats across a limited subset of network traffic (i.e., Domain Name System traffic and e-mail). […]


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