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HPE ArcSight code analyzed by Russia

What revelations does this bring and what you should do about it. ALBUQUERQUE, NM. – October 3, 2017 – Yesterday Reuters published a special report titled “HP Enterprise let Russia scrutinize cyberdefense system used by the Pentagon.”  The synopsis is that for a software company to sell products to the Russian government, it must be certified by the Federal Services for Technical and Export Control (FSTEC of Russia) and HPE had an “independent” third-party firm, Echelon, with known ties to the Russian Government, evaluate ArcSight source code for vulnerabilities to insure the code was safe for Russian…

A September to Never Forget

What to do as an ArcSight customer with the Micro Focus “Spin Merge”. ALBUQUERQUE, NM. – October 5, 2016 – September was an amazing month in the cyber security merger and acquisitions space.  More than $74 billion dollars was committed in less than 24 hours through three transactions September 7th and 8th.  These dealings will certainly change the cyber security landscape for years to come. First, Dell completed their acquisition of EMC corporation for more than $63 Billion.  With EMC, Dell picked up RSA Security.  Later the same day, Intel announced the spin-off of Intel Security (aka McAfee) to…

5 Reasons Why Your SIEM May Fail You

Tired of trying to fix your SIEM all by yourself?  Hire the experts. Let’s face it, audits are not fun.  The piles of paperwork, the tedious detail and the crazy questions that seem to come out of left field around reasonable controls just add insult to injury. If you think about it, passing an audit is as much about process as it is about making sure your house is in order. Anyone that has tried to buy or sell a home knows the stress and uncertainty that comes from a home inspection.  Maybe you see…

Stop The Madness!

This March watch the games while we watch your SIEM. March Madness, that one time of year when casual college basketball fans pretend to become expert bracketologists.  Where else can you find the sleep deprived and bleary-eyed fumbling about for coffee and any other stimulant to justify staying up until 2AM to watch the end of a basketball game?  The answer?  In information security.  Case in point; last Sunday, while Oregon and St. Josephs were playing, one of our client’s HP ArcSight ESM environments had a significant issue.  At 11:45PM EDT, their ESM…

PRESS RELEASE: ThetaPoint Launches New HP ArcSight Managed Service

Eliminates the complexity of maintaining and managing ArcSight ALBUQUERQUE, NM. -  ThetaPoint, Inc. has introduced their ArcSight Operations and Maintenance Service to help organizations maximize their return on investment from their SIEM platform. ThetaPoint, already recognized as a leading SIEM consulting firm for Fortune 500 companies and large government agencies, is now bringing this expertise to clients as a managed service.  The service provides 7x24 monitoring and proactive maintenance of their ArcSight environment at a fraction of the cost of internal resources.  In addition, an Annual Architecture and Operational Review is performed to insure optimal performance, reliability, and…