Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #16

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Chris Bihary, Founder and CEO of Garland Technology

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, EndaceAre you struggling to see all the things happening on your network and ensure you are thoroughly monitoring and securing it?

You won’t want to miss our latest episode of the Endace Packet Forensic Files series with special guest, Chris Bihary, CEO and Founder of Garland Technology.

Chris’s expertise as an innovator and network solution problem solver is unparalleled. In this episode, he shares his insights on the fundamentals for any robust network and security architecture. Chris talks about the complexity of security stacks and why the sheer number of both in-line and out-of-band vendor solutions is making it increasingly challenging to ensure network performance and security.

Hear how to give your teams more time and better data to effectively investigate and mitigate threats and issues. Finally, get Chris’s outlook on the digital world for the year ahead and things you can do to strengthen your network’s performance and security.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #15

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Brian Ford, Assistant Professor and former Cisco Engineer.

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace

How is cyber security training and expertise affecting SecOps teams’ ability to effectively manage and secure their cyber infrastructures?

If you want to hear insights from someone with 30 years in the network security industry don’t miss our first episode of the Endace Packet Forensic Files series for 2021 with special guest, Brian Ford, Assistant Professor at the State University of New York (Farmingdale) and former Cisco Security Expert.

Brian shares his insights into how focused threat hunting can make a huge difference, not only allowing analysts to hone their security skills, but also connecting an organization’s assets, architecture, policies and procedures to elevate its security posture.  Get some tips to sharpen your skills as a cybersecurity analyst and hear why “practice” is so important for being ready for the real thing.

Finally, Brian talks about why moving from reactive operations to more proactive threat hunting helps you to better stay ahead of threat actors.  Don’t miss some great tips on things you can do to become a smarter, more effective security expert.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #14

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Brett White, Cybersecurity Architect and Advisor.

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace

Looking for insights into how to improve your cybersecurity posture? You won’t want to miss our last episode of the Endace Packet Forensic Files for 2020. This episode features special guest Brett White, Cyber Security Advisor and Architect.

Brett has many years of experience at Juniper, Cisco and Palo Alto Networks architecting security solutions and advising clients on how to improve their security stacks and processes. He has also worked as both an in-house CISO and as a “CISO for hire”.

In this episode, Brett shares some recommended best practices for robust cybersecurity including the key foundational components of network-wide visibility and high-quality threat intelligence. He also highlights the importance of stepping back from focusing on technology alone and building a security strategy focused on your organization’s business goals, outcomes, and security imperatives.

Finally, Brett puts his predictions hat and suggests three future areas of cybersecurity to keep an eye on to improve your overall security strategy.

Packet Forensics Files will be back after the Christmas and New Year period with our next installment. In the meantime, we wish you a happy and safe Christmas and New Year. Take care.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace’s 2020/21 Internship Program
Kicks off

Original Entry by : Katrina Schollum

Our Summer Internship Program is back! Four lucky interns from a large pool went through our robust selection process and were recently welcomed into the business to start their 12-week program in our R&D center in Hamilton, NZ.

Induction Day

As part of their first day getting to know Endace and the team, each of our four interns was paired with a mentor to complete a team-building exercise (with a little friendly competition). Using only what they could find in the office, and their wits and ingenuity, they were tasked with building a race-worthy vehicle able to propel itself across the lunchroom.  The winner not only got to claim victory but also got to have their name on the build challenge trophy!  The final race, MC’d by our VP People – with her hard-hat on for health and safety – was watched by the full Engineering department, all cheering on the contestants.

Afterward, over some good food, our interns had a chance to get to know their managers, mentors, and other members of the wider Engineering team.  Included in the fun were Endace’s CEO, Stuart Wilson, and CTO, Stephen Donnelly, who were part of the judging panel of senior engineering managers.

“It was great to see the tremendous enthusiasm and teamwork from our interns on display once again, showcasing their innovative solutions and rule interpretations,” said Stephen Donnelly.

Our Program

Endace began as a University project and as an organization we have continued to have strong bonds to tertiary education through our intern program. We are proud of our history and contribution to ongoing learning.

From day one our interns learn about Endace’s history and products and develop relationships with their mentors.  This year, we are thrilled to have two mentors who, in previous years, were themselves Endace interns and offer unique insight from both sides of the relationship.  Joshua, one of the new mentors, said “my time as an intern at Endace really exceeded my expectations, offering the chance to work with people that believed in me and helped me grow my skills and kickstart my career. I am really excited to now be able to do the same for others and watch them grow over the summer.”

The 12-week intern program focuses on involving interns in commercially relevant projects and providing structured training, including lunch-and-learns that introduce the interns to other areas of the business such as finance, HR, marketing, and operations.

The intern program culminates with our interns delivering a presentation at a shared learning session involving interns and their mentors, members of the senior leadership team, and project managers.

Our interns will become sought-after graduates with meaningful, hands-on experience and we look forward to following their achievements.  We are proud of the Endace Internship Program and see it as a great way to help computer science students and graduates build talent and experience and grow the industry, as well as showcasing Endace as an employer of choice for IT and engineering graduates in New Zealand.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #13

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Juliana Vida, Chief Technical Advisor for Splunk Public Sector.

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace

How are Government agencies being pushed to transform in the new cybersecurity landscape?

If you want to hear insights from someone with extensive experience “on the inside” don’t miss the latest episode of Endace Packet Forensic Files with special guest Juliana Vida, Chief Technical Advisor for Splunk Public Sector.

Juliana had a long and highly distinguished career as a Navy Officer serving as a helicopter and ship pilot before ultimately becoming Deputy CIO for the US Navy. In this episode, she shares her insights into how some government agencies are changing their approaches to cybersecurity, what they are doing to stay ahead of threat actors, and some of the challenges they are facing.

Juliana discusses how security AI and machine learning tools are helping various groups and where they still need to evolve to help groups culturally embrace and effectively deploy these promising technologies.

Finally, she shares what cybersecurity basics are being implemented by the most secure and successful agencies, and where SOAR is helping to deliver the most impact for government organizations.

Don’t miss Juliana’s insights into the Government’s cybersecurity evolution!

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #12

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Paul Giorgi, CTO at DeFY Security.

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, EndaceSecurity Orchestration, Automation and Response, or SOAR is the hottest growth area in the cybersecurity industry and probably one of the most complex adoptions for most security teams to undertake.

You won’t want to miss our latest episode of the Endace Packet Forensic Files Vidcast/Podcast series with special guest Paul Giorgi, CTO and Co-Founder of DeFY Security.

Paul has had many years of experience building and implementing security solutions with DeFY Security customers. In this episode he suggests some best practices tips on where to start when deploying a SOAR solution and how to make time for your SecOps teams with all the things they already have on their plates.

Paul shares his first-hand experience of where organizations tend to make the biggest mistakes when implementing a SOAR platform and how to best avoid those pitfalls.  Finally, he suggests some simple, high-impact areas to focus on with your SOAR deployment.  These are use-cases where SOAR can deliver immediate returns in efficiency and effectiveness for your security teams.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #11

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Kate Kuehn, Senior VP at vArmour.

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, EndaceWhat are some of the top things on the minds of CISOs in today’s COVID-affected, remote-working, rapidly digitally transforming world?

If you want to hear what’s dominating their thinking then don’t miss our latest episode of the Endace Packet Forensic Files Vidcast/Podcast series with special guest Kate Kuehn, SVP at vArmour.

Kate is a seasoned security executive with years of experience as a CISO herself as well as working alongside many other CISOs. In this episode, Kate talks about what she sees are some of the biggest challenges that CISOs and their security teams face in response to digital transformation and rapid changes to their hybrid cloud and on-premise environments.

Kate shares her insights into what SecOps teams are doing to address those challenges and what things she thinks they are still missing. Finally, she reveals some must-haves for every CISO to consider as they select security tools and the gaps many organizations still have in their security stacks.

Don’t miss the chance to learn from Kate’s exceptional security insights.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #10

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Thomas Pore, VP of Technical Services for Plixer

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, EndaceConcerned about changes happening in the cybersecurity threat landscape?

Then you want to tune in for this latest episode of the Endace Packet Forensic Files Vidcast/Podcast series with special guest Thomas Pore, VP of Technical Services for Plixer.

Thomas has years of experience in building security solutions and shares some of his thoughts on the current threat landscape – including there may be fewer changes than you think.

Thomas talks about the growing problems of insider threats, Covid-19 phishing scams and the importance of VPN monitoring to ensure you’re not missing breaches occurring outside your physical perimeter.

Finally, hear about how common protocols like RDP and DNS and how they are being leveraged to gain access and exfiltrate information from companies because of the lack of policing and monitoring of basic network services.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #9

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Shamus McGillicuddy, VP of Research for Enterprise Management Associates

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace

Want to hear the latest trends and challenges in the network performance management space?

Don’t miss our latest episode of the Endace Packet Forensic Files Vidcast/Podcast series with special guest Shamus McGillicuddy, VP of Research at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA).

Shamus is an industry-leading market research analyst with years of experience in the Network Operations space. He shares his insights on some of the biggest changes going on with NetOps teams and tools including the impact of the pandemic and the massive shift to remote workforces which is driving more complexity and creating performance challenges.

Shamus talks about the importance of both meta-data and full packet data in enabling NetOps teams to be faster and more accurate in solving network issues. Finally, he reveals some differentiators and trends in the monitoring of next-gen, software-defined networks and things to look out for over the next 18 months.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.


Endace Packet Forensics Files: Episode #8

Original Entry by : Michael Morris

Michael talks to Scott Register, VP of Security Solutions for KeySight Technologies

By Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace


Michael Morris, Director of Global Business Development, Endace

Catch our latest episode of “Secure Networks – the Packet Forensic Files” vidcast/podcast series with this week’s special guest Scott Register, VP of Security Solutions for KeySight Technologies.

Scott, with his years of experience in building security solutions, shares some of the biggest challenges SecOps teams are facing in today’s environment and what they are doing to solve them.

He talks about the latest trends in the threat landscape and what security teams are doing to test and monitor for these attacks.  Hear how threat simulation can help both validate tool readiness and people processes to elevate your security prevention and response.

Finally, Scott shares his insights into implementing security in 5G and WiFi infrastructures as well as traditional networks and data centers.

Other episodes in the Secure Networks video/audio podcast series are available here.