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Should You Buy a Piece of SIEM?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  May 31, 2019

We lament that people love to buy single-purpose security tools and then complain about it, but what about buying components of tools? For example, will you buy a normalization engine...

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Secure The Wrong Path or Change The Path?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  May 24, 2019

How do I configure a firewall appliance in public IaaS? How do I install anti-virus inside a container? How do I filter calls to microservices via an appliance in my...

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Rule Based Detection?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  April 30, 2019

One of the famous insults that security vendors use against competitors nowadays is “RULE – BASED.” In essence, if you want to insult your peers who, in your estimation, don’t...

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The Other Security Chasm

by Anton Chuvakin  |  April 5, 2019

You guys recall my security chasm post from 2014? Because clearly some of you obsessively reread what I wrote 5 years ago … not :-) That post basically built on...

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Psychoanalyzing Security Cloud Fears

by Anton Chuvakin  |  March 20, 2019

Here is a funny one: why so many security professionals (and leaders) still hate the cloud? OK, OK, I get it, many of you want to respond to this with...

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On Operational Excellence

by Anton Chuvakin  |  November 28, 2018

So I spent much of last week reading a book about Second World War called “The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won.“ You do...

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Let’s Go Fight IT for Logs? Agents? Taps?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  November 1, 2018

This is a depressing post about security in the real world (what … another one?) In any case, we are having those enlightened debates about log analysis (via SIEM/UEBA), network...

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A Rant on Single Function Security Tools

by Anton Chuvakin  |  August 24, 2018

As you may guess, I was raised on Unix and in Unixland single-function tools rule the seas. From “ls” to “ping”, Unix is full of commands that are in reality...

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Why We Value Inquiry Visibility Over ... Well ... Over Everything Else?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  July 13, 2018

This fun discussion on industry analyst craft reminded me of an unfinished post I had sitting in my draft folder … for a year. And now it is finished! When...

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My GDPR - Inspired Rant: Privacy, WTH!!!

by Anton Chuvakin  |  May 25, 2018

This has been brewing for years, and May 25 (aka “the GDPR Day”) is the perfect day for my epic privacy rant. So, WTH is privacy?! WTH is this obsession...

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