QPC Security - Breakfast Bytes

Endpoint protection - EPDR


Monday Sep 13, 2021

Joining Felicia is Rui Lopes, Senior Technical Evangelist at WatchGuard Technologies. Rui was with Panda Security prior to the WatchGuard acquisition and has spent many years merging the technical with customer enablement at a level rarely seen. His efforts at WatchGuard are projects, partner support, and overall customer enablement of using the endpoint protection technology effectively.
When I listened to an interview with Fortinet's CISO regarding converged NOC/SOC, I had to reach to Rui to formalize several conversations we have had over the last 1+ years because we both have seen the need for this strategy for a very long time. 
At QPC, we have been doing converged NOC/SOC since around 2009.
Listen in to hear our breakdown about why this is such a critical strategy in today's threat landscape.

Tuesday Aug 31, 2021

Excellent and invigorating discussion on the gaps in EDR/EPP and what to do about them with Maxime Lamothe-Brassard, founder of LimaCharlie.io and Refraction Point.
avoiding tool proliferation
avoiding the jedi mind trick of EPP
identify gaps in a lot of EDR/EPPs
challenges with outsourced SOC
supply chain risk in toolset vendors
paradigms around security tools and training

Friday Apr 30, 2021

Overview of the secure endpoint strategy
The CIA you care about – confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the data on and accessed by your technology systems
You need strategies effective a protecting against the efforts of nation state actors and large criminal enterprises
Your bank account, identity, business, and mental health are at stake
What security posture strategy works now?
Who do you partner with and vet or assess them?
It is not about simply selecting the technology. It is much more about the partner who services you.
Zero-trust posture coupled with the proper services
Welcome to "Breakfast Bytes," your go-to podcast for insightful discussions on hot tech topics. In this episode, hosted by Felicia King, we take a deep dive into the critical world of endpoint protection. With an increased shift of our lives online, protecting our data is more important than ever. But how much do we understand about endpoint protection and the steps needed to safeguard our data?
We kick off with a discussion about our technology usage and the assumptions behind it. We delve into concepts like the 'CIA Triad,' the backbone of all data security strategies representing Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. We also explore the daunting facets of cybersecurity, such as hack attempts, nation-state actors, criminal enterprises, and the lack of regulation, illuminating the challenges individuals or small businesses face in combating such overwhelming threats.
The episode then shifts gears to emphasize the significance of teaming up with a top-notch security architect to stay secure. We discuss the differences between a Security Operations Center (SOC) and a Network Operations Center (NOC), and why understanding these differences is vital when choosing an IT service provider. We further discuss why consumer-grade technologies may not be sufficient and why businesses should consider enterprise-level solutions. Special emphasis is put on endpoint protection platforms that maintain a zero-trust posture and the advantages they offer.
We also delve into the key components of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) technologies, spending time exploring how your endpoint's data is monitored by a 24/7 staffed data center. In addition, we provide crucial questions you should ask your IT service provider, particularly about administrative access. The perils of vendor agnosticism and outsourcing to under-protected NOCs are highlighted, as is the crucial need to evaluate endpoint protection critically and the importance of timely system patching.
This episode aims to empower listeners with the knowledge they need to strengthen their data protection strategy and avoid leaving their data 'naked on the interstate'. Listen in and equip yourself with the information you need to protect your data more efficiently and effectively.

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