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The CheckMates Blog

Here's where we let you know what's going on with the CheckMates Community.

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Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!
Past and future posts will be available here: The CheckMates Blog
To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS Feed
See also our social media accounts:

Visit the CheckMates Community Use Case Track at CPX 360 2021!

Over 20,000 people have registered for CPX 360 2021, the industry's premier cyber security summit and expo. Are you one of them? It's happening virtually on Feb 23 - 24, 2021 for EMEA and Americas timezones. Register now to attend!

One of the 10 breakout tracks at CPX is the CheckMates team has its own Community Use Case track hosted by yours truly and @melissas. Here's the schedule for our track so you don't miss anything:

23 Feb 2021

  • 14:00 - 14:30 CET / 8:00 - 8:30 AM EST
    Best Practices: SmartConsole Extensions
    Danny Jung, CTO—Enterprise Security Center
  • 14:30 - 15:00 CET / 8:30 - 9:00 AM EST
    Max Capture: Why cppcap is Now My Go-To Packet Capturing Tool                  
    Tim Hall, CTO—Shadow Peak Inc.
  • 15:00 - 15:30 CET / 9:00 - 9:30 AM EST
    Check Point from a SOC perspective
    Federico Meiners, Cybersecurity Architect—Nynox
  • 15:30 - 16:00 CET / 9:30 - 10:00 AM PST
    Cyber Warfare 2021
    Micki Boland, Cyber Security Evangelist—Check Point
  • 1:30 - 2:00 PM EST / 10:30 - 11:00 AM PST
    Multination Media Company experience with CloudGuard PoC/QA/Design/Implementation
    Jonathan Gamlin, Cybersecurity Architect
  • 2:00 - 2:30 PM EST / 11:00 - 11:30 AM PST
    Uncover hidden threats in your cloud with CloudGuard  NDR: Voice of the Customer
    Mike Trofi, CISO--US Holocaust Museum
  • 2:30 - 3:00 PM EST / 11:30 - 12:00 PM PST
    Max Capture: Why
    cppcap is Now My Go-To Packet Capturing Tool 
    Tim Hall, CTO—Shadow Peak Inc.
  • 3:00 - 3:30 PM EST / 12:00 - 12:30 PM PST
    Security Automation
    Kamil Kolodziejski, Network Engineer—Villa-Tech

24 Feb 2021

  • 15:00 - 15:30 CET/ 9:00 - 9:30 AM EST
    Achieve Utopia Through Firewall Rulebase Automation             
    Ivo Hrbáček, Cybersecurity Architect--Actinet Informacni systemy s.r.o
  • 15:30 - 16:00 CET/ 9:30 - 10:00 AM EST
    A Newcomer’s view on the Check Point Technology
    Igor Mamuzić, Network Engineer—Smart Net d.o.o.
  • 16:00 - 16:30 CET/ 10:00 - 10:30 AM EST
    Cyber Espionage Reloaded: Naikon APT
    Ashwin Ram, Cyber Security Evangelist—Check Point
  • 16:30 - 17:00 CET/ 10:30 - 11:00 AM EST
    CISOFLIX-  CISO Tales in the New Normal
    Jony Fischbein, CISO—Check Point
  • 1:30 - 2:00 PM EST/ 10:30 - 11:00 AM PST
    Cyber Security Transitions    
    David Ulloa, CISO—IMC Companies 
  • 2:00 - 2:30 PM EST/ 11:00 - 11:30 AM PST
    Best Practices: SmartConsole Extensions
    Danny Jung, CTO—Enterprise Security Center
  • 2:30 - 3:00 PM EST/ 11:30 - 12:00 PM PST
    Security Awareness Training Has Failed.  Are We Willing to Fix?
                        
    Dave Moore, Founder—The Internet Safety Group Ltd.
  • 3:00 - 3:30 PM EST / 12:00 - 12:30 PM PST
    Infinity Autonomous Threat Prevention Explained
    Mark Lay, Infrastructure Architect—Henry Schein

CISO's Secrets Podcast

Get behind the scenes of cybersecurity’s trending topics: True stories, real-life scenarios, and a solutions-focused approach with top CISO’s. This week, we are hosting Max Garcia, CISO at NCR! 

Community Updates

Upcoming Events

We have a number of events planned for the next several weeks:

Virtual User Group Events

While anyone is welcome to register for a CheckMates Live Virtual Edition event, events are limited to a certain number of participants with priority given to those within the specified geographic area.
If you're interested in a specific topic for your area, contact us and we'll be happy to arrange a session for your area!
Bookmark the CheckMates Calendar to have an up-to-date list of events at your fingertips!
If you attend CheckMates Live events, you can get CPE credit! 

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PhoneBoy
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Admin

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!
Past and future posts will be available here: The CheckMates Blog
To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS Feed
See also our social media accounts:

Register now for CPX 360 2021

We are excited to announce CPX 360 2021, the industry's premier cyber security summit and expo. You are not going to want to miss this! We're holding it virtually on Feb 23 - 24, 2021 for EMEA and Americas timezones. Register now to attend!

CheckMates Go: Talking Cloud with Grant Asplund

The mics are turned around and PhoneBoy's the one being interviewed, this time by fellow Check Point Evangelist Grant Asplund for his Talking Cloud podcast.

CISO's Secrets Podcast

Get behind the scenes of cybersecurity’s trending topics: True stories, real-life scenarios, and a solutions-focused approach with top CISO’s. This week, we are hosting Kurt John, CISO at Siemens! 

Community Updates

Upcoming Events

We have a number of events planned for the next several weeks:

TechTalk: Check Point + Siemplify SOAR: Reducing Risk and Response Time to Critical Attacks

Automating your security operation is one of the essential needs when facing the most advanced multi-layered cyber security threats. In this session, we will talk about building an automated security operations playbook with Check Point Next Generation Firewalls and Siemplify SOAR, based on a specific customer case. Join us on February 17th @ 8am Pacific / 5pm CET!

Virtual User Group Events

While anyone is welcome to register for a CheckMates Live Virtual Edition event, events are limited to a certain number of participants with priority given to those within the specified geographic area.
If you're interested in a specific topic for your area, contact us and we'll be happy to arrange a session for your area!
Bookmark the CheckMates Calendar to have an up-to-date list of events at your fingertips!
If you attend CheckMates Live events, you can get CPE credit! 

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PhoneBoy
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Admin

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!
Past and future posts will be available here: The CheckMates Blog
To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS Feed
See also our social media accounts:

Register now for CPX 360 2021

We are excited to announce CPX 360 2021, the industry's premier cyber security summit and expo. You are not going to want to miss this! We're holding it virtually on Feb 23 - 24, 2021 for EMEA and Americas timezones. Register now to attend!

CheckMates Go: CPX 360 2021 Preview on Network Security and Infinity

In this episode, we'll hear from Gera Dorfman, Benny Shlesinger, Oded Gonda, and Itai Greenberg who will give you a preview of what we'll be speaking about in more detail as part of Check Point's CPX 360 2021 conference coming up on the 23-24 February 2021 around Network Security and how we will be expanding the Infinity vision. Make sure you listen to Part 1 of our CPX 360 2021 preview if you haven't already!

CISO's Secrets Podcast

Get behind the scenes of cybersecurity’s trending topics: True stories, real-life scenarios, and a solutions-focused approach with top CISO’s. This week, we are hosting Brian Lozada, CISO of HBO Max! 

Software Updates

Community Updates

Upcoming Events

We have a number of events planned for the next several weeks:

TechTalk: Check Point + Siemplify SOAR: Reducing Risk and Response Time to Critical Attacks

Automating your security operation is one of the essential needs when facing the most advanced multi-layered cyber security threats. In this session, we will talk about building an automated security operations playbook with Check Point Next Generation Firewalls and Siemplify SOAR, based on a specific customer case. Join us on February 17th @ 8am Pacific / 5pm CET!

Virtual User Group Events

While anyone is welcome to register for a CheckMates Live Virtual Edition event, events are limited to a certain number of participants with priority given to those within the specified geographic area.
If you're interested in a specific topic for your area, contact us and we'll be happy to arrange a session for your area!
Bookmark the CheckMates Calendar to have an up-to-date list of events at your fingertips!
If you attend CheckMates Live events, you can get CPE credit! 

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PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!
Past and future posts will be available here: The CheckMates Blog
To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS Feed
See also our social media accounts:

Register now for CPX 360 2021

We are excited to announce CPX 360 2021, the industry's premier cyber security summit and expo. If the Sales Kick Off I just attended is any indication, you are not going to want to miss this! We're holding it virtually on Feb 23 - 24, 2021 for EMEA and Americas timezones. Register now to attend!

CheckMates Go: CPX 360 2021 Preview on Cloud and Endpoint Security

If you want to get a sneak peak at CPX 360 2021, take a listen to this episode of the CheckMates Go Cyber Security Podcast where we talk about our 2021 plans around Cloud and Endpoint Security! Make sure to leave us a rating and review and share with your colleagues!

Software Updates

Community Updates

Upcoming Events

We have a number of events planned for the next several weeks:

TechTalk: Check Point + Siemplify SOAR: Reducing Risk and Response Time to Critical Attacks

Automating your security operation is one of the essential needs when facing the most advanced multi-layered cyber security threats. In this session, we will talk about building an automated security operations playbook with Check Point Next Generation Firewalls and Siemplify SOAR, based on a specific customer case.

Virtual User Group Events

While anyone is welcome to register for a CheckMates Live Virtual Edition event, events are limited to a certain number of participants with priority given to those within the specified geographic area.
If you're interested in a specific topic for your area, contact us and we'll be happy to arrange a session for your area!
Bookmark the CheckMates Calendar to have an up-to-date list of events at your fingertips!
If you attend CheckMates Live events, you can get CPE credit! 

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PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!
Past and future posts will be available here: The CheckMates Blog
To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS Feed
See also our social media accounts:

CheckMates Go S03E02: Is There a Talent Shortage in Cyber Security?

Is there really a talent shortage in Cyber Security? I talk with Eric Anderson at Atlantic Data Security about the reality of the situation. 

Subscribe to CheckMates Go on your favorite podcast platform. Share with your friends and colleagues!

Call For Papers: CPX 360 2021

We are excited to announce CPX 360 2021, the industry's premier cyber security summit and expo. This year the event is going virtual on Feb 23 - 24, 2021. Register now to attend!

We’re also looking for speakers who will teach, share and inspire Check Point customers and partners to use the innovations, strategies, tools, and techniques needed to prevent cyber threats! Think you got what it takes? 

Check Point Certification Program Update

Beginning 31 January 2021, Check Point is updating the certification program with new criteria for achieving the Check Point Certified Security Master (CCSM) certification as well as introducing the new CCSM Elite certification. Check out the New Certification Model FAQ for details.

How-To Videos

Community Updates

Upcoming Events

We have a number of events planned for the next several weeks:

Virtual User Group Events

While anyone is welcome to register for a CheckMates Live Virtual Edition event, events are limited to a certain number of participants with priority given to those within the specified geographic area.
If you're interested in a specific topic for your area, contact us and we'll be happy to arrange a session for your area!
Bookmark the CheckMates Calendar to have an up-to-date list of events at your fingertips!
If you attend CheckMates Live events, you can get CPE credit! 

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@Shay_Levin and the team have been busy cooking up some new things in CheckMates Labs for everyone:

  • IoT Security SolutionThe IoT security solution is based on Discovery, Automatic security policy, and Enforcing that policy on a gateway. In this demo, you will see how we can connect to a pre-installed 3rd party asset provider, import assets and dynamic policies, and prevent attacks by enforcing the policy.
  • SOAR Demo with Siemplify and Check Point: Security Orchestration Automation Response lab
  • R81 Automation and Orchestration: How to use web services and the CLI to configure the security policy in R81 (replacing the previous R80.40-based demo).

These labs and more can be spun up on-demand in the cloud by CheckMates members with nothing more than a web browser (though access via RDP is recommended).
Each lab has a blueprint that walks you through step-by-step how to perform specific tasks and demonstrate the features and functionality of Check Point products.
No software to install 🙂

As always, we're always looking for new ways to help you learn, share, and inspire.
Feedback is welcome.

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PhoneBoy
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Admin

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!
Past and future posts will be available here: The CheckMates Blog
To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS Feed
See also our social media accounts:

CheckMates Go S03E01: Dan Wiley on Cyber Threats in 2020

We're back with new episodes of the CheckMates Go Cyber Security podcast! If you missed our CheckMates Fest, Check Point's Chief Security Advisor Dan Wiley gave us an overview of what Incidence Response saw in 2020 in terms of cyber threats.

CheckMates Everywhere Winners

Congratulations to our winners of the CheckMates Everywhere Photo Contest:

Call For Papers: CPX 360 2021

We are excited to announce CPX 360 2021, the industry's premier cyber security summit and expo. This year the event is going virtual on Feb 23 - 24, 2021. We’re looking for speakers who will teach, share and inspire Check Point customers and partners to use the innovations, strategies, tools, and techniques needed to prevent cyber threats!

Check Point Certification Program Update

Beginning 31 January 2021, Check Point is updating the certification program with new criteria for achieving the Check Point Certified Security Master (CCSM) certification as well as introducing the new CCSM Elite certification. Check out the New Certification Model FAQ for details.

Software Updates

Community Updates

Upcoming Events

We have a number of events planned for the next several weeks:

Value of Security Vendor Self-Awareness

Is your company really secured? How can Check Point remain relevant in the ever-changing attack landscape? Join us on 20 January 2021 when @Irina_Shalem will give you a unique peek under the hood of a platform enabling Check Point to stay head of new, sophisticated multi-stage attacks!

Virtual User Group Events

While anyone is welcome to register for a CheckMates Live Virtual Edition event, events are limited to a certain number of participants with priority given to those within the specified geographic area.
If you're interested in a specific topic for your area, contact us and we'll be happy to arrange a session for your area!
Bookmark the CheckMates Calendar to have an up-to-date list of events at your fingertips!
If you attend CheckMates Live events, you can get CPE credit! 

Read more
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PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

Welcome to "This Week in CheckMates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!
Past and future posts will be available here: The CheckMates Blog
To have these updates show up in your preferred RSS reader add the following URL: The CheckMates Blog RSS Feed
See also our social media accounts:

Call For Papers: CPX 360 2021

We are excited to announce CPX 360 2021, the industry's premier cyber security summit and expo. This year the event is going virtual on Feb 23 - 24, 2021. We’re looking for speakers who will teach, share and inspire Check Point customers and partners to use the innovations, strategies, tools, and techniques needed to prevent cyber threats!

Check Point Certification Program Update

Beginning 31 January 2021, Check Point is updating the certification program with new criteria for achieving the Check Point Certified Security Master (CCSM) certification as well as introducing the new CCSM Elite certification. Check out the New Certification Model FAQ for details.

Software Updates

Remote Access Updates

Other Community Updates

Upcoming Events

We have a number of events planned for the next several weeks:

Value of Security Vendor Self-Awareness

Is your company really secured? How can Check Point remain relevant in the ever-changing attack landscape? Join us on 20 January 2021 when @Irina_Shalem will give you a unique peek under the hood of a platform enabling Check Point to stay head of new, sophisticated multi-stage attacks!

Virtual User Group Events

We are scheduling more "Virtual Edition" User Groups after the new year.
If you're interested in a specific topic, contact us and we'll be happy to arrange a session for your area!
Bookmark the CheckMates Calendar to have an up-to-date list of events at your fingertips!
If you attend CheckMates Live events, you can get CPE credit! 

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The CheckMates Community became increasingly important during 2020 as a resource to help you secure your everything under the new normal. We could not have done it without the contribution of all of you, but especially our Champions for 2020! So, rather than our weekly This Week in CheckMates post, we will highlight and recognize our Champions for their fantastic contributions!

If you haven't registered yet, please join us on 6 January 2021 @ 8am Pacific / 5pm CET as we celebrate our Champions, showcase your photos from the CheckMates Everywhere contest, discuss Check Point's Product Roadmap, led by VP of Products Dr. Dorit Dor and team, as well as some tales from Incident Response with our head of Threat Management and Chief Security Advisor Dan Wiley. We also have some amazing prizes to give away!

 

Members of the Year

Congratulations to @HeikoAnkenbrand, @Danny, and @Timothy_Hall, all three of which who have been previous Champions and continue to make fantastic contributions to the community! Some key contributions from each include:

Heiko:

Danny:

Tim:

 

Rising Stars

Congratulations to @Magnus-Holmberg and @Norbert_Bohusch whom made a significant impact to the community this year! A few key contributions from each include:

Magnus:

Norbert:

 

Contributions of the Year

Congratulations to these award-winning contributions!

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PhoneBoy
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Share your Cyber Security insights on our virtual stage at #CPX 360 2021

 

We are excited to announce CPX 360 2021, the industry's premier cyber security summit and expo. This year the event is going virtual! on Feb 23 - 24, 2021. Our event is a global gathering of decision makers, visionaries, influencers and disruptors from over 110 countries. The 2021 CPX 360 conference and expo will be our biggest and best event of the year.

We’re looking for speakers who will teach, share and inspire Check Point customers and partners to use the innovations, strategies, tools, and techniques needed to prevent cyber threats! How are you leveraging the power of Check Point Infinity Architecture to protect your organization? How did you enable your organization secure remote access in the new normal? What are some of the technical tips and tricks you can recommend? Submit your ideas to CPX 360 !

Recommended topic areas include real use cases in:

  • Cutting edge cyber security innovations 
  • Secure remote access in the new normal
  • Cloud Security
  • IoT security
  • Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)
  • Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)
  • SD-WAN
  • Perimeter and Data Center Security
  • Mobile security
  • Advanced Threat Prevention
  • R80.X use cases
  • Security Automation

Remember to include practical advice, key success factors, proven examples, an in-depth explanation of the challenges you’ve overcome and lessons learned on topics related to securing your datacenter, your cloud environments, your mobile and endpoints.

 

Key Dates

  • Submissions deadline is January 29th
  • Decision and notification to speaker by February 5th

Submit your abstract to checkmates@checkpoint.com

 

Items to Include in Submission

All submissions must include the following information:

  • Presenter’s name
  • Presenter’s organization, job title and biography
  • Presentation title
  • Short abstract – maximum 100 words
  • Length – ideally 20-30 minutes for the CheckMates track
  • If applicable, please also include any links to previous presentations, slide decks, or papers
  • Please include an estimate of how ‘technical’ your presentation will be. The following rating will be used:
    • T1  = Very little technical knowledge required
    • T2  = Some technical knowledge is assumed
    • T3 = Largely technical and/or detailed content aimed at technicians
  • Presentations must be written in English
  • Presentations should present original work, which ideally has not been previously published
  • Presentations will be selected based on their originality, significance, correctness and clarity of presentation

 

Key Disclaimers

It is important for presentations to avoid vendor/partner/sponsor specific  ‘product pitches/sales pitches’. If presentation proposals are considered to contain such material (product pitches/sales) they will more than likely be rejected early in the review process. Further, vendors are reminded that there is no linkage between conference sponsorship and the opportunity to present at the conference.

Proposals with real use cases from customers will be given priority in the selection criteria 

 

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