Mark Graff, ex-CISO of Nasdaq OMX in New York, recently described a new paradigm for cyber defence based on both the evolution of security systems and that of the threats we have faced over the last 40 years.
While the types of attacks, for example distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which seek to disrupt systems and services by crashing an organisation’s website, have not changed, the sophistication of the hackers and their techniques have developed.
What’s right for one person is not right for another. It’s the same with Big Data solutions. While, for some, Open Source solutions are appropriate, the vast majority understands that the long-term value of a commercial solution far outweighs the ostensibly cost-free option.
One of the main issues we encounter when configuring Infoblox grid’s to synchronise with a Microsoft DHCP server is around permissions or admin rights – typically for security the requirement is to only assign the minimum of permissions strictly necessary to perform the synchronisation.
This means no admin rights and the account being used to synchronise with AD is added to the "DHCP Users" group (yes, not even "DHCP Administrators" is strictly necessary).