Author: Kris Lovejoy

About: Kris Lovejoy

Bio: As CEO of BluVector, Inc., Kris Lovejoy's role is to develop a product (BluVector Advanced Threat Detection Platform) that customers truly love, sold and delivered with a Draconian focus on excellence, by a team of insightful and passionate security experts.  Prior to her role as CEO of BluVector (formerly Acuity Solutions, a division of Northrop Grumman), Kris was General Manager of the IBM Security Services Division, charged with development and delivery of managed and professional security services to IBM clients world-wide.

Posts by Kris:

WannaCry, North Korea and the DHS SAFETY Act
Posted on: December 19, 2017

By: Kris Lovejoy, CEO, BluVector In the wake of the revelation that North Korea was behind the latest WannaCry ransomware attack, it has become apparent that companies of any size or industry can become targets (or merely unwitting victims) for acts of cyber warfare launched between governments. It is equally clear, with the “success” of… Read more »

Understanding the Technology in Next Generation Network Intrusion Detection Systems
Posted on: November 22, 2017

As described in earlier posts, a Next Generation Network Intrusion Detection System (NG-NIDS) is a software- or appliance-based solution that monitors network traffic for indications of cyber-attacks or intrusions that have evaded the firewall or endpoint controls. Once identified, high priority attacks can be contained by the NG-NIDS via integration with existing infrastructure or by… Read more »

What is a Next Generation Network Intrusion Detection System?
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Intrusion detection was first introduced to the commercial market two decades ago as SNORT and quickly became a key cybersecurity control. Deployed behind a firewall at strategic points within the network, a Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) was designed to monitor traffic to and from all devices on the network for the purposes of identifying… Read more »