Jonathan Barrett

Consulting Analyst

Jonathan Barrett is the Director of the Consulting Analysts Team at Vectra, where he oversees Vectra’s Consulting Analyst organization. His team delivers the Sidekick MDR and training services. Before joining Vectra, Jonathan worked in the United States Intelligence and Defense communities as a senior red team operator and cyber incident responder respectively.

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Jonathan Barrett

Insider Threats From External Events
March 15, 2022
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Jonathan Barrett
Insider Threats From External Events

It’s only human to focus on external threats to your well-being. This often applies to organizations and their approaches to security as well; which is why so much energy is typically put into perimeter security. Yet, this approach is antithetical to the zero-trust methodology: Organizations must also pay attention to internal-to-internal and internal-to-external traffic just as much as traffic coming in. 

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Introducing Sidekick MDR: 24*7 eyes-on-glass service for threat detection and response
November 9, 2021
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Jonathan Barrett
Introducing Sidekick MDR: 24*7 eyes-on-glass service for threat detection and response

Introducing Sidekick MDR for VECTRA customers with 24*7 eyes-on-glass service leveraging cloud-scale analytics of the VECTRA Cognito platform to enable security teams to meaningfully detect and respond to ransomware, nation-state and insider attacks.

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Why the NIST Zero Trust Architecture No Longer Requires Decryption
January 14, 2021
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Jonathan Barrett
Why the NIST Zero Trust Architecture No Longer Requires Decryption

Learn why a successful implementation of a Zero Trust Architecture requires a modern network detection and response solution that can collect metadata about encrypted traffic—without relying on the overhead of agents.

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Why NDR is a Required Component of NIST Zero Trust Architecture
October 22, 2020
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Jonathan Barrett
Why NDR is a Required Component of NIST Zero Trust Architecture

National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) publication for the Zero Trust Architecture (NIST SP 800-207) relies heavily on continuous and accurate monitoring. Find out why network detection and response (NDR) is a required component.

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Remote Work, Not Remote Control
March 25, 2020
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Jonathan Barrett
Remote Work, Not Remote Control

COVID-19 has caused a sudden and immediate shift of employees who would normally work in an office to a remote location that will naturally create a shift in internal movement of network traffic. The outcome will be a change of internal network traffic patterns in which attackers could hide their own communication.

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New NIST Guidelines on Zero Trust Architecture Calls for Deeper Visibility Into the Network
October 7, 2019
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Jonathan Barrett
New NIST Guidelines on Zero Trust Architecture Calls for Deeper Visibility Into the Network

According to NIST, “No enterprise can completely eliminate cybersecurity risk. When complemented with existing cybersecurity policies and guidance, identity and access management, continuous monitoring, and general cyber hygiene, ZTA can reduce overall risk exposure and protect against common threats.”

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