28 October 2020: Hybrid Cybinar “Risk Tolerance Approach to Network Boundary Defense”

Conventional approaches of so-called “Network Boundary Defense”, ie the protection of a network with regard to the transfer of external data into the network, focus on binary “good” versus “harmful” categorizations. Using firewalls, antivirus programs, domain blocking, and other static methods, each file is classified as good or bad and either allowed onto the network or blocked. These methods are reasonably effective for known issues, but do not protect against zero-day threats and false positives. The access restrictions are therefore often too strict or too lax to adequately weigh up the potential danger emanating from foreign files with the corresponding need for information.

In this joint English-language cybinar by Cyber-Sicherheitsrat Deutschland e.V. and its member Nteligen, learn more about a “Risk Tolerance Network Boundary Defense” approach developed as part of research for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is based on a test architecture from Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute. The approach makes an analogous decision whether to let email attachments through unmodified, sanitize them, or transform or block them based on various threat indicators. This makes it possible to maximize file delivery rates while reducing the cost and risk of potential infections and helpdesk calls related to files that have been incorrectly blocked.

The Cybinar takes place as a hybrid event. The presentation, by Nteligen’s Eric Gudenius, will be streamed live from the Maryland Innovation Center in Howard County on the US East Coast. Other American participants will also be physically present on site and join the discussion from there. Howard County is home to US Cyber Command and the NSA. Accordingly, it is also considered the Silicon Valley for cybersecurity.

Nteligen is a cybersecurity company based in Columbia, Maryland, USA. Customers include civil government institutions as well as American security and defense agencies. In addition, the company works for American and international manufacturers of cyber security software and hardware products. Nteligen specializes in designing, updating and delivering end-to-end security solutions that reduce threats and enable the secure transfer of sensitive information between networks. Nteligen was listed as one of the top 10 vulnerability management solution providers by Enterprise Security Magazine.

The Cybinar is part of our actions in the European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM).

We look forward to your participation. Participation in Cybinar is free.

Your appointment: October 28, 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

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