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RE: Security design methodology
From: "Dave, Manish, R. - ESIL \(MUM\)" <Manish.Dave () essar com>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 06:59:55 +0000

I feel it's not more than a marketing gimmick to sell UTM device. I fully agree with Terence that vendor 
recommendations are biased. I would recommend adherence to a framework custom designed for your organization's business 
type. Take feeds from 'Cobit 5 for Information Security' and SANS Top 20 controls. Map your existing controls with 
layered DID 'Defense In Depth' approach. This will help in building your strategy & prioritizing control deployment. 
All popular solutions come with external connectors so integrating might not be that big a challenge. You can also get 
connectors developed to have a central dashboard.

My comments are based on my understanding of your problem. If you were expecting something else, let me know.

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-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On Behalf Of Alex Creek
Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 6:24 AM
To: Terrence O'Connor
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Security design methodology

Would a consolidated framework be a UTM device or something larger scale?

Alex

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From: Terrence O'Connor <terrence.oconnor () gmail com>
To: Alex Creek <acreek83 () yahoo com>
Cc: "security-basics () securityfocus com" <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Saturday, November 3, 2012 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: Security design methodology

Alex,

I think the goal of a security professional is to understand those needs of the business and recommendations from the 
industry to find the right mix of interoperable systems.  There are many standards for various security needs and if 
one player in a space isn't compatible with the next they are crossed off the list.

Recommendations from vendors is biased.  Even product agnostic companies have a natural bias towards high margins.

Keeping that in mind, I am a fan of consolidated frameworks that give the biggest bang for the buck.  Even then you'll 
have a mix of providers and you need to understand capabilities and how they all work together.

Hit me up if you have specific questions .

On Nov 2, 2012, at 4:15 PM, Alex Creek <acreek83 () yahoo com> wrote:

Finding requirements first makes sense.  I can see how that would set
the tone for what's needed.  Say if a company has a lot of users who connect externally, then a VPN would probably be 
the main driver.

For compatibility between security systems, would it be best to just
follow vendor recommendations?


Alex
________________________________
From: Chris Stefan <chris.stefan1844 () gmail com>
To: Alex Creek <acreek83 () yahoo com>
Cc: "security-basics () securityfocus com"
<security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Friday, November 2, 2012 3:40 PM
Subject: Re: Security design methodology


Get the client requirements and objectives out of the way first. Then decide on hardware/software.
On Nov 2, 2012 3:26 PM, "Alex Creek" <acreek83 () yahoo com> wrote:

Lately I've been doing some research into network security.  For anyone with experience in network security 
design/build,  is there a method for what to do first when planning?  For example, should security be planned 
externally first then internally or vice versa? Which system is the most important?  Does everything need to work 
with firewall xyz or does everything need to work with a monitoring system abc?


Alex


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