Forrester Research Rates Palo Alto Networks a Leader for Automated Malware Analysis

Forrester Research Rates Palo Alto Networks a Leader for Automated Malware Analysis

We’re pleased that Forrester Research has identified Palo Alto Networks as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Automated Malware Analysis, Q2 2016. As part of the report, Forrester evaluated WildFire based on criteria in the categories of current offering, market presence, and strategy. Automated malware analysis is a necessity in the security stack, providing visibility [...]

Chic Geek Speak: Vanquish the “Nice Syndrome”

Chic Geek Speak:  Vanquish the “Nice Syndrome”

We have often heard these pearls of wisdom during our formative years:  “Play nice. If you don’t play nice, no one will want to play with you.” “You have to be nice.” “Be a nice girl.” Unfortunately, many of us (myself included) suffer from what I’m calling the “Nice Syndrome.” Merriam-Webster dictionary defines nice as [...]

10 Key Questions to Answer Before Upgrading Enterprise Software

10 Key Questions to Answer Before Upgrading Enterprise Software

The evolution of software has made possible things we never dreamed. With software upgrades come new competencies and capabilities, better security, speed, power and often disruption. Whenever something new enters an existing ecosystem, it can upset the works. The cadence of software upgrades in large organizations is typically guided by upgrade policies; the risk of [...]

Study on Grade 4-8 Internet Usage Indicates 40 percent Chat with Strangers

Study on Grade 4-8 Internet Usage Indicates 40 percent Chat with Strangers

Recently, the Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM released the results of the Children’s Internet Usage Study. The study contrasted the self-reported online behaviors of U.S. kids in grades 4-8 with their parents’ perceptions of their behavior. The findings were surprising and could be a cause for concern for many parents, as it shows that [...]

Avoid Monetizing Safety Risk

Avoid Monetizing Safety Risk

Last year I attended an international risk management conference and was quite shocked by one of the sessions I attended. One of the presenters said, "ERM's job is to protect the balance sheet." Enterprise risk management (ERM) is a function that must address all types of risk, not just financial risk. Monetizing risk and normalizing [...]