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Sad Hilarity of Predictive Analytics in Security?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  March 31, 2016

After spending a week in Siberia, I am ready for more fun blogging – and of course for more drama that is our industry (GO CYBER DRAMA!). In any case,...

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RSA 2016: Musings and Contemplations

by Anton Chuvakin  |  March 8, 2016

Warning: this will be harsh and a bit curmudgenly, but I am not yet old enough to be a real curmudgeon – I am not even sure I want to...

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No, Virginia, It Does NOT Mean That!

by Anton Chuvakin  |  January 25, 2016

This is a post to finally put this idiocy to rest: “If you can DETECT, why can’t you PREVENT!?” Here are my top 5 reasons why DETECTION excellence does NOT...

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"Deception as Detection" or Give Deception a Chance?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  January 8, 2016

Many industry observers have noticed that deception approaches are re-emerging in the collective attention of the operational [as opposed to research] security industry and community (“cyber”- community?). We even have...

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Jumping Security Maturity FAIL!

by Anton Chuvakin  |  January 6, 2016

Strategic threat intel before patching? Malware reversing before firewalls? Honeypots before NIPS? Are you freaking insane?! Well, are you? Why are you doing this? What good do you think it...

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On Stupidity of Some Privacy Themes

by Anton Chuvakin  |  October 16, 2015

Now is a Maverick research season here at Gartner and I wanted to draw your attention to my favorite Maverick research piece that published so far (well, apart from our...

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Five Basic Forgotten Security Alert Truths

by Anton Chuvakin  |  September 25, 2015

Here is a fun one: everybody whines that organizations have too many alerts, even the makers of the tools that produce alerts. Everybody! Everybody!! Everybody!!! When people whine [which, BTW,...

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Security: Automate And/Or Die?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  September 11, 2015

While I generally dislike abstract security debates like "how to be more proactive?", "are we dynamic enough?" and "should we automate more?", some recent experiences made me pick the last...

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On Tanks vs Tractors

by Anton Chuvakin  |  July 24, 2015

Well, you all expect deep technical guidance from us at Gartner GTP – but here you are going to get another “philosophical post” (aka rant) – inspired by the “Jeepgate”,...

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Enable the Business? Sometimes Security Must Say "NO"...

by Anton Chuvakin  |  June 24, 2015

Business: Saying NO is not an option. Security must enable the business! What is the next best option, apart from your current position of “NO, do NOT do this!!!”? Security:...

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