The recent New York Times attack, just like many of the other high-profile attacks over the past couple of years, demonstrated the evolution towards multi-vector, sophisticated attacks. If you haven’t enabled WildFire on your Palo Alto Networks firewalls to complement your threat prevention capabilities, it’s time to do so.
What was also interesting about this attack was that it emphasized the need for a rapid monitoring and response system. Hand-in-hand with the deployment of a robust security architecture, is the need for a monitoring and response process that allows you to continuously monitor and process security data efficiently and proactively act upon this data if something suspicious is found. Critical foundational elements like the right data feed and the right enforcement model are the building blocks to creating a robust monitoring and response system:
In my latest Security Week article, you can read more about monitoring unknown network traffic and the critical foundational elements needed to create a monitoring and response system.