Keeping the lights on with secure segmentation

Our buildings and infrastructure are getting smarter and more responsive by the day with all sorts of integrated sensors and access controls. Just recently, I was sitting in a park in New York City late one evening when a well-appointed businessman came up to me and asked me what color I’d like the Bank of America Tower lights to be. I threw out "purple" and the tower immediately illuminated to bright purple, by way of his smart phone that controlled the facility’s building automation systems.

You gotta give to grow, so thank you to the SANS ICS survey participants! - Part 2

I had a very timely and relevant call immediately after the SANS ICS Security webinar. I had the good fortune to speak with one of our new customers who just deployed Tempered Networks’ platform. I was interviewing them in order to understand their experience with our products so we can continually improve what we do and how we do it. I love talking to customers because (a) they’re smarter than me, and (b) I always learn something from them because of (a).

You gotta give to grow, so thank you to the SANS ICS survey participants! - Part 1

I usually don’t like doing webinars when you’re given only five minutes to try and provide prescriptive guidance to an audience. But getting an opportunity to be a panelist in the 2017 SANS Institute’s State of ICS security webinar is different and an opportunity you don’t want to pass up. My participation was fueled by a desire to offer ideas and solutions in response to the many issues uncovered in this SANS survey.

Eliminating technical barriers for secure wide area micro-segmentation

On July 4, 1776, our founding fathers officially adopted the Declaration of Independence for the United States of America. Some of the most influential and remarkable words in the history of written communication were endorsed that day. They read as follows:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

It’s Happening Again…

Over the past month, we have seen two global ransomware outbreaks. The first, WannaCry, was stopped quickly because the creators were sloppy and didn’t secure the URL that the virus pointed to. All it took was a researcher to buy the URL and shut the outbreak down. If only all cyber-attacks could be stopped this easily.

The Host Identity Namespace: Welcome to Your Private Internet

I recently wrote about the Host Identity Protocol (HIP) and why it is so important for the future of the Internet. In this blog series, I go into greater detail on why I think Tempered Networks’ vision, and what our customers’ are now realizing is so game-changing.