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Modern networks are complex, often involving hybrid work models and a mix of first- and third-party applications and infrastructure. In response, organizations have adopted security service edge (SSE) solutions, such as Cisco Secure Access, to protect users regardless of where they are located or what they are accessing. This reliance on third-party infrastructure doesn’t only […]

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Security service edge (SSE) technology was created to protect remote and branch users with a unified, cloud-delivered security stack. To understand how SSE solutions protect organizations and their users, it’s worthwhile to analyze attacker techniques, as well as the protections and controls SSE solutions use to disrupt them. It’s useful to use the MITRE ATT&CK […]

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Executive Summary. 1 The Team… 2 Team Leaders. 2 Core Infrastructure and Threat Hunting. 2 Threat Hunting. 2 Build and Operation. 2 SOC Architecture. 2 Cisco Secure Access Enables ZTNA for SOC Admins. 4 Powering XDR with the Cisco Secure Portfolio. 6 Analyst Stories. 9 New Domain Investigations. 9 Mirai Botnet Attempts. 11 Log4j Attempts. […]

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By shifting from point-solutions to a cybersecurity platform approach, IT and security teams significantly improve their efficiency and security outcomes. Security Service Edge (SSE) projects are often an excellent first step in taking a platform-centric security approach. SSE optimizes hybrid work with secure, high-performance, application access that is coupled with integrated threat defense and data […]

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In a blog post last December, I said that the business and IT leaders with whom I meet always ask: How can I secure my highly distributed workforce, who gets more varied and decentralized all the time? How do I provide tight security without burdening them or impeding business?  That hasn’t changed. This still drives […]

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