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Answer These 9 Questions to Determine if Your Data Is Safe
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Ajfreeland
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8/6/2019 | 12:45:17 PM
TLS 1.3 Encryption
Loved the point about encryption at rest and in transit. TLS 1.3 has some very good improvements for securing data in motion. Nubeva has a new method for out of band decrypted visibility for TLS 1.3. It's called Symmetric Key Intercept. Check it out in on Nubeva's website.
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tdsan,
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7/29/2019 | 11:41:57 PM
Re: Answers to the questions posed
Also in the case of Accenture Federal, and Attunity and others, encryption at rest would have addressed a number of the problems, if the S3 bucket was open to the public. So encryption at rest is extremely important especially when you talk about valid PII docs found in various S3 hacks. Todd
tdsan
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tdsan,
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7/29/2019 | 11:37:42 PM
Re: Answers to the questions posed
When legal comes into play it is usually out of our hands so it is left up to them to make that determination. Todd
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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7/29/2019 | 8:12:44 PM
Re: Answers to the questions posed
we perform simulations every 6 months This is really a good practice. Congrats.
Dr.T
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7/29/2019 | 8:11:18 PM
Re: Answers to the questions posed
Data is never destroyed, it is put on tape, Data on hand poses liabilities, if you can get rid of it you should since it is better for you.
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7/29/2019 | 8:09:58 PM
Re: Answers to the questions posed
IPv6 AES256 ESP/AH VPN IPSec Technology is there to achieve this but we tend to not pay attention encryption at rest.
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7/29/2019 | 8:08:48 PM
Re: Answers to the questions posed
utilize hardened ACLs and NSG, DISA Stigs This a good thinking. Makes sure ACLs are not all over the place but as needed basis.
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7/29/2019 | 8:07:29 PM
Good questions
Yes, they are all good questions. I am think not a single question can determine the success rather combinations of them.
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7/26/2019 | 9:13:46 PM
Answers to the questions posed

Do you incorporate "privacy and security by design" in your environment?
  • Yes, we employ hardened images, invoke SELinux, configure IPTables/UFW, utilize hardened ACLs and NSG, DISA Stigs (admx) and review "Security Center" as part of our mitigation and remediation plan.

Is sensitive data encrypted during transit and at rest?
  • Yes, we utilize IPv6 AES256 ESP/AH VPN IPSec connections to our regional offices.

 Is access to data on a need-to-know basis? 
  • It just depends on who is asking, if it is an executive or the owner of the application, then that is part of an ongoing discussion, if it is just some person who is inquiring, then it is dependent on who they are working for?

Do you have a disaster recovery and backup location? 
  • Yes, we replicate between three different cloud providers (SQL databases using Transactional Replication - asynchronous).

Are vulnerability, risk, penetration, and other audit assessments conducted?
  • Yes, this is done quarterly and sometimes randomly.

Is a process in place to delete or destroy data? 
  • No, Data is never destroyed, it is put on tape, moved off the system and held for 7 years or however long legal needs it. If the tapes become unusable, then they are removed and replaced once the data becomes obsolete.

Do you have an established incident response team and data breach plan? 
  • Yes, we perform simulations every 6 months and the plan is adjusted and changed based on the data and response times we have gathered.

Are you logging security events? 
  • Yes, we utilize SELinux for Unix/Linux machines in the DMZ, the tools help us identify who is trying to access ssh (logwatch is used to capture log information ("logwatch --filename logwatch-`date '+%m-%d-%Y'`.html --detail Med --range Today --mailto <email>")  and post it on docker so the group can review it; for Windows machines, we pull the logs into a single repository with specific EventIDs. Our SIEM device is tied into our network devices where this information is pulled in real-time, the NGIPS is used to make determinations if the event is a false-positive or an actual threat, we are looking into BluVector and Carbon Black to help make better determinations using ML as a basis for making decisions.

Are you keeping your privacy up to date? 
  • This is where legal comes into play, we let them handle that aspect, we work under their guidance, it is posted on the internal network

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