Nimmy Reichenberg
Nimmy Reichenberg heads global marketing for AlgoSec and surprisingly actually understands what he markets. Originally a software engineer with security focus, Nimmy designed and developed security products before switching over to the dark side and becoming a marketeer. Nimmy has published several articles in security publications such as SC Magazine and ISSA journal and has spoken on various security topics in leading security conferences.

When he is not brainwashing you to buy AlgoSec products, Nimmy can be found Kite Surfing at the nearest beach where the wind is blowing over 15 knots, and spending time with his wife and two boys.

Taking Care of Your Business

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200X200_03 - 200Welcome to the fourth blog in our special series, Mitigating Gartner’s Network Security Worst Practices (a complimentary copy of Gartner’s research, Avoid these “Dirty Dozen” Network Security Worst Practices is available for viewing from AlgoSec’s website.)

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Saying No to the Culture of No

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200X200_02 2Welcome to the second blog in our special series, Mitigating Gartner’s Network Security Worst Practices (a complimentary copy of Gartner’s research, Avoid these “Dirty Dozen” Network Security Worst Practices is available for viewing from AlgoSec’s website.)

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Mitigating Gartner’s Network Security Worst Practices

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200X200_01Welcome to our special blog series: Mitigating Gartner’s Network Security Worst Practices.

Over the course of more than 3,000 client interactions in the past year, Gartner has observed several common network security "worst practices." The result is this great research paper titled “Avoid These "Dirty Dozen" Network Security Worst Practices”, and a complimentary copy is available to you on the AlgoSec website.

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Are You Guilty of the Seven Deadly Sins of Security Policy Change Management?

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7 deadly sins 200Managing ever-growing network security policies is not getting any easier. We are facing more threats, greater complexity and increased demand for both security and application connectivity. However, many companies are failing to update their approach to security policy management to keep up with these challenges. In my years of interactions with companies across pretty much every geography and industry vertical (many of which have become AlgoSec customers) I’ve identified what I call the “Seven Deadly Sins” of security policy management. I am sure none of them take place in YOUR organization (fingers crossed) but in just in case you want to help err… a friend… read on, and check out this new Infographic:

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Micro-Segmentation – Do Good Things Really Come in Small Packages?

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mandmFor years, organizations have focused most of their network security efforts on the perimeter. First there were firewalls, then intrusion prevention systems came along followed by web proxies, and recently advanced malware detection (AKA sandboxing) solutions. This perimeter-focused approach is often referred to as the M&M Strategy – a hard crunchy outside and soft chewy inside. The problem of course, is once hackers successfully penetrate the perimeter of the network or the data center, (and let’s face it, this has not been a rare occurrence in recent years) there is very little restriction of lateral movement between servers in the data centers.

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The Tribe Has Spoken – You are Voted off the Network

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Tribal knowledgeOne of the more interesting phenomena I have observed when working with companies on their network security challenges is that every company feels that their challenges are unique. While this is true to some extent, there are many more similarities than differences between companies. One such similarity is the existence of “Network Ned”.

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