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September 9, 2020 47 min

The firewall is the cornerstone of any network security setup. But a firewall without the right configuration can cause a world of problems. On this episode of Ping, Firewalls.com Director of Sales Anthony Mercho tells Andrew & Kevin what to consider when it comes to specific configuration scenarios, why the setup wizard (and one size fits all) is a no go, what settings are generally best to avoid, and why the right professional configuration not only maximizes your security, but also your network performance.

Learn how to get an expertly done configuration: https://www.firewalls.com/professional-services.html.

In our headlines segment, we discuss a survey that says business leaders aren't showing their employees they take cybersecurity seriously, criminal charges against a former Uber security leader for trying to hide a cyber attack, and the idea that CEOs and other business leaders of the future will face consequences themselves for hacks.

See the stories:
1 in 3 Employees Believe Their Company’s Cybersecurity is a Moderate or Major Problem
https://smallbiztrends.com/2020/09/employee-worries-cyber-security.html

U.S. charges former Uber security chief with covering up massive 2016 hacking
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-uber-hack-charges/u-s-charges-former-uber-security-chief-with-covering-up-massive-2016-hacking-idUSKBN25G2GI

CEOs Could Be Held Personally Liable for Cyberattacks that Kill
https://threatpost.com/ceos-personally-liable-cyberattacks-kill/158990/

Then it's the second edition of Ransomware Reckoning, where we spotlight an attempt on Tesla
https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/28/daily-crunch-tesla-ransomware/.

Get info on all things network security through our new, improved blog, https://firewalls.com/blog.

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