FireEye Red Team Tools Security Breach | Next-Gen Firewalls Can Help

Katie McCullough, OneNeck CISO

Data breaches are everywhere, and everyone is susceptible – even the security experts. This was recently put front and center by the state-sponsored adversary that stole FireEye’s Red Team tools.

This particular breach was especially eye-opening, as FireEye is not only a well-recognized security company, but the stolen data includes the custom penetration tools utilized by FireEye’s Red Team, a group of security professionals that specialize in cracking the code on attackers.

As a result of the breach, FireEye provided extensive information and countermeasures for security professionals to implement in defense of the stolen tools.

This type of breach is sure to make any security professional wince. But if you’re a tech leader at a mid-market organization with limited budget and minimal-to-no in-house security expertise, you have to wonder if you even have a chance against the bad guys. We’re here to tell you that you do.

While there are a plethora of tools on the market, an important security control is protecting your network boundary with a next generation firewall. Many organizations are still using outdated firewalls that are less efficient, less effective and vulnerable to attack – and often not integrated into the rest of the security point-products. You need a modern firewall that can block threats and quickly mitigate those that do breach your perimeter.

As a Cisco partner, we’ve seen firsthand the power of Cisco’s integrated system of security tools, with the next-generation firewall (Firepower) at its core. These tools work together to prevent breaches, automate operations, save you time and uncover and eliminate threats everywhere, fast.  FirePower includes an advance threat team (Talos, one of the largest commercial threat intelligence teams) at the ready 24x7 to ensure Cisco’s security tools are optimized to recognize and address advanced threats as they happen.

And as an added bonus, OneNeck can help you further by managing your next-gen firewall 24x7, so that we’re here on that wall, keeping watch, ensuring all advanced threat features are updated immediately and enabling your team to focus on other tasks outside of watching for attackers. It may seem overwhelming when even the big guys get breached, but you’re not alone. Let’s work together to keep the bad guys out!

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