Author: James Fritz

January 24, 2019 | James Fritz

Incident Response Methodology: The OODA Loop Explained

An incident response methodology can be explained as a collection of procedures aimed at identifying, investigating and responding to potential security incidents in a way that minimizes impact and supports rapid recovery. In this blog, we'll explain how to use the OODA Loop, developed by US Air Force military strategist John Boyd, to create your own incident response methodology.…

February 21, 2017 | James Fritz

Beginner’s Guide to Open Source Incident Response Tools and Resources

Any discussion of incident response deserves a close look at the tools that you’ll need for effective incident detection, triage, containment and response. In this post, you’ll read about the best open source tools for each function, we’ll share resources for how to learn how and when to use them, and we’ll…

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July 21, 2016 | James Fritz

University of Wisconsin-Superior Secures their Campus Network with AlienVault USM

There is also a printable PDF version of the case study. Founded in 1893, the University of Wisconsin–Superior (UW-Superior) is a public university located in Superior, Wisconsin. UW–Superior grants bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist’s degrees. The university currently enrolls about 2,450 undergraduates and 150 graduate students from over 40 different countries. Ranked as 23rd by…

June 7, 2016 | James Fritz

Bank of Marin Gains Detailed Visibility into their Network with AlienVault USM

Bank of Marin is a leading business and community bank in the San Francisco Bay Area with assets of over $1.9 billion. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Novato, CA, Bank of Marin has 21 offices located in San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Alameda counties. The bank provides business and personal banking, commercial lending, and wealth management and trust services. In early 2015,…

June 1, 2016 | James Fritz

AlienVault USM Helps Community Bank Secure its Assets and Pass FDIC Audit

Opening its doors in 1893 with $12,000 in capital, the Bank of New Glarus was the first official bank in New Glarus, Wisconsin. Today, the New Glarus banking family includes over 100 employees at six locations who provide personal and commercial banking services to customers in the region, including many from the agricultural industry. Of the bank’s approximately 100 employees, two people…

March 14, 2016 | James Fritz

Hawaii Businesses Turn to Hawaiian Telcom for Network Security and Compliance Concerns

For this article, I sat down with Matt Freeman, Senior Manager, IP & Managed Services, Hawaiian Telcom to hear his story about deploying AlienVault USM in his company's Managed Network and Security Services Program. There is also a complete case study available. Hawaiian Telcom was founded long before the Internet. In 1883, when King David Kalakaua commissioned what would become…

February 1, 2016 | James Fritz

VioPoint: Case Study of an MSSP Using AlienVault USM

Download full PDF. VioPoint's Story Based out of Auburn Hills, Michigan, VioPoint is an AlienVault™ Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP). The company has been in business for nearly nine years and originally started out as a product and sales organization. As the company grew their business, it also began offering security-training services. Today, VioPoint’s core business…

August 31, 2015 | James Fritz

AlienVault Secures b Spot’s Network for Innovative Gambling Platform

Founded in Los Angeles, California in 2012, b Spot is a new revolutionary mobile-based game network that allows players to bet and win real cash. All of b Spot’s mobile games are free to play and when you’re ready to place a bet, you tap a “play for money button” to make a cash wager.…

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