Common problems using next-generation firewalls in Azure


Recently I had to stand up a Next Generation Firewall (NGF) in an Azure Subscription as part of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). This was a Palo Alto NGF with a number of templates that can help with the implementation (see this Github repository: I had to alter the template so the Application Gateway […]

The seven deadly sins of firewall admins

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough,” said Einstein. With this in mind, here’s a very simple analogy that explains the purpose of a firewall, followed by the seven deadly sins of firewall admins the world over. By CSC’s Eric Pinkerton Imagine an airport made up of a number of ‘zones’— check […]

Series of massive attacks changing enterprise security

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When looking at what enterprise information risks to manage, it’s always the big and dramatic attacks that get media attention: Sony, Target, Hannaford Brothers, Heartland and TJX. But CIOs and CISOs often don’t think attacks of such magnitude will happen to them. An optimist on the state of enterprise cybersecurity would say that more of the […]