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Juniper JATP Explainer Video

Every effective enterprise security architecture begins with a strong first line of defense. Firewalls, secure web gateways, intrusion prevention systems – even endpoint security products. They all do a good job preventing most external cyber attacks before they have a chance to start. But what about advanced, unknown threats that can bypass your first line of defense and gain access to your internal network resources and sensitive data? How do you even know if those threats are there?  How can you find threats that have never been seen before? And most important, how can you close this security gap before your business is compromised? Many organizations rely on a SIEM – a Security Information and Event Management platform – to gain visibility into potentially malicious activity inside the network.  Unfortunately, the events, logs, and alerts generated by a SIEM only provide visibility into symptoms of an advanced threat, rather that detecting the threat itself.  Sifting through the data to identify the underlying root cause can require hours of manual effort. But what if your internal network was protected by a second layer of automated, advanced threat defense? A software fabric distributed across your network, specifically designed to detect the advanced threats that other security devices miss. Introducing the Advanced Threat Prevention solution   from Juniper   Known as JATP, this innovative solution combines an appliance-based detection and analytics engine, along with distributed virtual collectors that ingest web, email, and lateral spread traffic running north, south, east, and west throughout your network. Working together as an integrated security fabric, theSmartCore analytics engine within the JATP appliance. SmartCore applies advanced, multi-stage detection and analysis technologies to identify advanced, previously unknown threats early in the cyber kill chain - often in as little as 15 seconds. But its security and productivity benefits [...]

Cequence Explainer

Here’s a shocking fact.   Recent research indicates that malicious bot attacks now account for nearly 1/3 of all traffic on the Internet.  Think about that. A security issue that you might not have paid much attention to in the past, is fast becoming the #1 cyber threat facing every organization doing business in our hyper-connected world. These attacks can be planned and executed quickly using credentials, tools, and infrastructure readily available on the dark web.  Financially-motivated attack objectives include fraudulent account takeover, application denial of service, API business logic abuse, and much more.  If your organization relies on web, mobile, or API applications to facilitate business processes or engage with customers, you should consider yourself a potential attack target.  So, what do you do about it? Legacy bot defense tools have proven to be either obsolete, complex, ineffective, or all of the above.  For example, web application firewalls sit in line and must make quick decisions using outdated signatures to detect outdated threats.  That won’t help much. First-generation bot mitigation tools force you to deal with continuous, time-consuming application modifications that involve JavaScript and mobile SDKs.  Large organizations often have hundreds of applications to support, so this is not a trivial task. Even after all that work, your visibility and protection against bot attacks is still limited. Fortunately, there is a better way. Cequence Security provides advanced bot defense capabilities you won’t find in legacy products. No signatures, no JavaScript, no SDKs, no black box service, no specialized appliances, […]

Friends of Haiti Documentary

Doing Good Feels Good! NetApp, like many corporations, affords its employees an opportunity to take paid time off to volunteer their services in a charity of their choosing. It’s a great way to do good and, in turn, feel good about making a difference in the world. Recently, I had the pleasure of working with one of their employees on a very moving video project. Dave Botterill, Account Manager in NetApp’s Calgary office, is the founder of Friends of Haiti - Canada, which delivers everything from laptops and cell phones to soccer uniforms and medicine to the impoverished country. It was a 10-day endeavor that took me from Calgary, where I captured Dave packing up 28 bags of equipment that was donated by generous community members, to Jacmel, Haiti, which was devastated during the 2010 earthquake, leaving nearly 70 percent of the homes damaged, mostly in the poorer neighborhoods.   This is a story that practically tells itself. A caring human being looks to make a difference in the world, to help those less fortunate, and, in the process, is rewarded with a sense of purpose along with newfound relationships that have enhanced his already blessed life. The keyword here is “practically.” Telling a good story is more than just showing up with a camera and hitting the record button. It takes years of experience to know how to put together a narrative that could easily spill over into the maudlin category and keep it focused on its simple message—we all [...]

Marv Tollman: Look Back In Failure.

Contribute Now! Help Support Our Crowdsourcing Film Campaign Made in the style of “Spinal Tap” and “Zelig,” the mockumentary “Marv Tollman: Look Back In Failure” follows the story of a little known 1970s self-help guru whose book, “The Failure Fallacy,” was an enormous hit. The Failure Fallacy A popular PBS special followed along with the undivided attention of Hollywood celebrities who were inexorably drawn to his spot-on failure and success theories. Ironically, he achieved the fame and fortune that eluded him when he came to Tinsel Town a decade earlier as an aspiring actor. However, one year after his meteoric rise, Tollman disappeared. No one knows what happened but there were plenty of rumors surrounding his fairy tale existence. Marv's PBS Special 1982 The most sensational was that he wasn’t a self-help guru at all but rather just playing the role of a lifetime. To uncover the truth, Tollman’s son, Jimmy, who was 10 when his father disappeared, has set out to set the record straight by interviewing everyone and anyone with knowledge of the self-proclaimed “self-help failure guru to the stars.” Marv Tollman Film Gallery Why are we making “Marv Tollman: Look Back in Failure”? Why are we making “Marv Tollman: Look Back in Failure”? Like all artistic endeavors, it’s a chance to work out issues. And if you’re artistic, you’ve got no shortage of issues. Both Fred and Jeff have had career highs and lows. And both have struggled with the notion of failure and success on and [...]

Batteroo

DID YOU KNOW BILLIONS OF BATTERIES THAT ARE THROWN AWAY MAY STILL HAVE OVER 80% of their ENERGY LEFT IN THEM? DON’T LET LOW BATTERIES RUIN YOUR MOMENT. BATTEROO SLEEVES EXTEND THE USEFUL LIFE OF YOUR BATTERY-OPERATED DEVICES. THE PATENTED MICRO-THIN ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY SLIPS OVER YOUR BATTERY AND INSTANTLY TAPS into THE REMAINING ENERGY IN THE BATTERY THAT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE BEEN THROWN AWAY. REDUCE THE BILLIONS OF BATTERIES THAT END UP IN LANDFILLS EVERY YEAR WITH HALF OF THEM, ON AVERAGE HAVING 64% OF THEIR ENERGY STILL LEFT INSIDE.   A GROUP OF PASSIONATE SILICON VALLEY ENGINEERS DECIDED THAT SOMETHING HAD TO BE DONE, BACKED WITH THE EXPERIENCE THAT COMES WITH OVER 500 PATENTS IN COMPLEX ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, THESE ENGINEERS joined TOGETHER TO FORM BATTEROO. THE REVOLUTOINARY TECHNOLOGY THEY INVENTED USES ADVANCED INTEGRATED CIRCUITS TO GET MORE USE OUT OF A BATTERY, AND AS A RESULT WASTE LESS” THE BATTEROO BOOST WAS BORN … A REUSABLE, STAINLESS STEEL SLEEVE THAT EXTENDS THE USEFUL LIFE AND PERFORMANCE OF YOUR BATTERIES. BATTEROO BOOST SAVES YOU MONEY AND TIME BY EXTENDING YOUR BATTERY LIFE AND REQUIRING LESS TRIPS TO THE STORE FOR BATTERY PURCHASES.  IF WE LINE UP THE REPORTED 15 BILLION BATTERIES THAT END UP IN LANDFILLS EVERY YEAR, IT GOES AROUND EARTH MORE THAN 18 TIMES; THAT IS EVERY YEAR!!… AND It ALSO REDUCES THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF DISCARDING PERCIEVED DEAD BATTERIES. IT TAPS INTO THE UNUSED ENERGY TRAPPED INSIDE OF BATTERIES WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE BE THROWN AWAY..   …BATTEROO, STARTING WITH THE BATTEROO BOOST, IS REVOLUTIONIZING […]

Agilent Gene Expression

Agilent was moving beyond test equipment into the scientific world of gene expression. They needed to tell their story and convey the enormous opportunity to press and analysts. They hired us to produce this expressive video. Not only did it get the job done, it won a gold medal at the New York Film Festival. Not too shabby! Photo Gallery

See What’s Possible

This video was developed, designed and produced to promote SGI’s business  image. The video was also used to promote morale internally, for recruiting, and advertisement response. Strong art direction & messaging.  Winner New York film Festival. Photo Gallery

Cyphort ANTI-SIEM

Security analysts and incident responders in many organizations rely on a SIEM – a Security Information and Event Management platform – to gain insight into critical security events that may be occurring in the network. While the SIEM can be an effective tool, it also creates productivity challenges for overworked security teams, as well as security challenges for CISOs (pronounced see-so’s) that expect their SIEM to strengthen their security posture. Let’s look closer at each of these problems.   The first is a productivity problem, relating to the quantity of information generated by the SIEM. Security teams are often overwhelmed by the number of alerts they need to sort through each day to determine which events are related, and which events pose a potential risk to the organization. It’s an inefficient, time-consuming process that drains staff productivity. The second is a security problem. Even after analysts filter out the noise and low level alerts from the SIEM, what’s left are essentially symptoms of a security problem, but no real insight into the threat itself. That’s because traditional SIEMs are ineffective in providing automated detection of advanced threats.   Cyphort is solving the productivity problem AND the security problem with an innovative software platform called the Anti-SIEM. It provides everything you want in a SIEM. And less. That means less cost, less noise, less complexity, and less wasted time. The Anti-SIEM platform integrates advanced threat detection, comprehensive threat analytics, and one-touch threat mitigation into an open, scalable platform that significantly accelerates […]

Cyphort Explainer Video

Every effective security architecture begins with a strong first line of defense. Firewalls, secure web gateways, intrusion prevention systems – even endpoint security products. They all do a good job of most preventing most cyber attacks before they have a chance to start. But what about the advanced threats that bypass your first line of defense and gain access to your internal network resources and sensitive data? How do you know those threats are there? How long does it take you to find them? And most important, how can you close this security gap?   Now… imagine your network protected by an intelligent security fabric. A distributed software layer weaving together connections running north, south, east, and west throughout your network. Each strand, seamlessly integrated with your first line of security defense, working together to close the security gap and create a unified whole greater than the sum of its parts.   This is the Adaptive Detection Fabric from Cyphort, an innovative software solution with open APIs that bind together, complement, and radically enhance the effectiveness of your existing security infrastructure. The fabric is created by deploying lightweight, virtual collectors at critical points throughout your network. These collectors continuously gather information on suspicious files, web, email, and lateral spread traffic. All of this data is delivered to the SmartCore analytics engine, which can be deployed on premise or in the cloud. SmartCore continuously correlates data from all your collectors, then applies advanced, multi-stage analysis to quickly find the advanced threat hiding [...]

Cyphort Director

There’s more than one way to skin a cat—and produce compelling media. All it takes is putting on your thinking cap and, in turn, putting a fresh spin on storytelling. It also helps to be committed to not breaking the bank in your quest for a compelling finished product.   Case in point: Eaglevision was recently tasked with producing a short internal marketing video for Cyphort, a Silicon Valley cyber security firm. The client had a modest budget and a very limited amount of time to shoot it. Being the mavericks that we are, we created a dramatic scenario that called for half a dozen actors.   Taking our lead from “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” we came up with a cost-effective and highly creative solution. It entailed hiring a small crew and one paid actor. For the other roles, we enlisted the services of company c-level executives. It was easy for them to take part in the production because we were only shooting for an hour and the “set” was built in a company conference room.   To make things even simpler, there was no script that the executives would have to spend time reading and memorizing. It was just an outline with some big-picture ideas. All the lines would be ad-libbed, “Curb”-style.   The end result (video link) was an internal marketing piece with a clear, albeit unconventional, message told in an entertaining way. An extra layer of fun was added by having in-house talent that the audience could relate [...]