Chase Cunningham

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Zero Trust on a Beer Budget

Chase Cunningham February 7, 2018
I have a good friend who has a small business (roughly 100 employees and two office locations; everything lives in the cloud, no real “network” to speak of) that is doing well. A few weeks ago, over barbecue and range time (some folks play golf, we shoot guns . . . it’s a Texas thing), […]
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What ZTX means for vendors and users

Chase Cunningham January 23, 2018
I am a huge fan of Zero Trust—the simplicity of the concept resonates with clients that read the research authored previously by John Kindervag and more recently myself. The framework’s intrinsic value to security and business processes is readily evident to those who explore how it benefits their security needs.  If we’re honest about Zero […]
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You Deserve What You Tolerate . . .

Chase Cunningham August 18, 2017
After reading through some other blogs and strategy papers over the weekend (don’t judge me; to some of us, this activity constitutes a good time . . . yes, lame . . . I know), I saw what appeared to be an underlying theme across the narratives I’d read: Security tolerates failure. It’s understandable that […]
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Black Hat Buzzword Bingo 2017

Chase Cunningham July 24, 2017
Every year at Black Hat, the buzzword factory is in full swing. Last year the word of the day was Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning (or in the off chance you met with someone who knew what they were talking about, they would call it “AI or ML”).  The year before that, the word of […]
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We Don’t Need Jedis

Chase Cunningham July 7, 2017
Like every other movie buff, geek, or nerd on the planet I am a Star Wars fan.  I think it’s a stellar series (minus the whole Jar Jar Binks thing, anything with that guy in it could be used as an alternative to waterboarding) that has spun a tale for the ages across the better […]
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Simplicity is a strategy that works.

Chase Cunningham June 19, 2017
This last week I was fortunate enough to be invited out to Hollywood to participate in a large exercise for the entertainment industry focusing on cyber security planning and threat management.  There were folks in attendance from a variety of organizations, all of which were very interested in just how exposed they might be to […]
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For More Cyber Operations Wins, Cheat…

Chase Cunningham June 6, 2017
Before my last deployment (quite a while ago, thankfully) my unit was training on a variety of tactics to make us all more effective in an operational setting.  That’s the long way of saying we were all getting PT'd repeatedly and learning how terrible we were at stopping the bad guys, luckily we all got […]
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Prepare for Increasing Frequency of “Nation-State” Cyberattacks with Strategy, not Technology

Chase Cunningham May 22, 2017
Let me pose a question: “Is it a bad thing to give the average person a hand grenade with the pin pulled?” I think most of us would respond to that question with an emphatic “YES!”  No one in their right mind would think it's a good idea in any possible reality to allow anyone […]
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Data is the perimeter, defend it that way

Chase Cunningham May 15, 2017
Data is the perimeter, defend it that way Unless you have been living under a rock or possibly hiding in the mountains of Montana with a giant beard and eating way too many government issued MRE’s you probably heard about the nuclear bomb of a ransomware attack that kicked off last week.  Welcome to the […]
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Zero Trust for MeatWare: It Applies to Us Humans Too

Chase Cunningham May 3, 2017
Zero Trust principles have, thus far, been mainly aimed at the network and the technology that makes our interconnected systems “live.” That’s how the concept was originally meant to be applied, but the reality of the threat vectors and need for better security capabilities means that Zero Trust has to adapt just like everything else […]
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For Better Security Operations, Speak to the Pack in its Native Tongue

Chase Cunningham April 24, 2017
I have a huge German Shepherd that ranks only slightly behind my human children when it comes to being spoiled and how much attention he gets.  I’ve been working on training him for nearly a year now, and he amazes me with how intelligent he is. He knows all the basics: sit, stay, here, lay […]
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