Security Lifecycle Management

David Aminzade

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Three years ago I bought a house in the south of Italy and since then I have been trying to immerse myself in the local culture. It recently occurred to me that there was a great deal of similarity between the nuances and national characteristics of Italy and the challenges faced by security professionals today. A Love of Spaghetti A rule base that has evolved over several years with several vendors' products and many different security administrators will certainly resemble the characteristics of spaghetti. When you start pulling on one end you never know what the consequences are. Even in the south of Italy companies nowadays need to improve the efficiency of their firewall operation and make what they have go faster and further as budgets for hardware or software upgrades are under close scrutiny. The ability to understand which rules are most frequently used ena... (more)