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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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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! 

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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:

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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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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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:

Join Us for CheckMates Fest!

While we annually celebrate our champions and community as a whole, celebrations look a little different in the current times. We're delighted it gives us the opportunity to ring in the new year with the entire community in our first-ever CheckMates New Year Fest!

During the event, we'll announce our CheckMates Champions for 2020, showcase pictures of CheckMaters all around the globe, and enjoy fun mentalist tricks performed by our moderator Lior Manor!

CheckMates Go S02E41: End of Season Two

A brief reflection about CheckMates Go in 2020 and our upcoming CheckMates Fest on 6 January. 

Subscribe to CheckMates Go on your favorite podcast app, write a rating/review, and share with a friend/colleague!

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

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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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:

Join Us for CheckMates Fest!

While we annually celebrate our champions and community as a whole, celebrations look a little different in the current times. We're delighted it gives us the opportunity to ring in the new year with the entire community in our first-ever CheckMates New Year Fest!

During the event, we'll announce our CheckMates Champions for 2020, showcase pictures of CheckMaters all around the globe, and enjoy fun mentalist tricks performed by our moderator Lior Manor!

CheckMates Go S02E40: IMC Companies on CloudGuard SaaS

I talk with David Ulloa, CISO at IMC Companies about their experience with Check Point CloudGuard SaaS, which he also posted a review of on IT Central Station. See also the full IMC Customer success story on the Check Point website and the customer Webinar with IMC Companies.

Subscribe to CheckMates Go on your favorite podcast app, write a rating/review, and share with a friend/colleague!

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

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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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

Join Us for CheckMates Fest!

While we annually celebrate our champions and community as a whole, celebrations look a little different in the current times. We're delighted it gives us the opportunity to ring in the new year with the entire community in our first-ever CheckMates New Year Fest!

During the event, we'll announce our CheckMates Champions for 2020, showcase pictures of CheckMaters all around the globe, and enjoy fun mentalist tricks performed by our moderator Lior Manor!

CheckMates Everywhere Photo Context

You only have a few more days to send us a photo with a CheckMates logo in a beautiful, exciting, or funny location for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card. Even if you're camera-shy, be sure to vote on your favorites!

CheckMates Go S02E39: We All Make Mistakes, Vol. 3

Volume 3 of our nightmarish IT tales series, like that time a database was accidentally deleted, encountering malware or ransomware for the first time, or other disastrous IT situations that may have been miraculously recovered from. In this excerpt, we have stories from David Hughes, Chris Young, and Skyler Tuter. Listen to the previous episodes in the series:

Subscribe to CheckMates Go on your favorite podcast app, write a rating/review, and share with a friend/colleague!

Software Updates

Community Updates

Upcoming Events

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

R81 New Identities

Join @Shay_Levin for a step by step TechTalk Deep Dive on configuring and using the following identities in Check Point R81:

  • Azure AD Users/Groups
  • Objects that are managed by an external JSON file
  • Merge objects dynamically from multiple clouds and regions into a single object

America Registration Link - Dec 15, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Europe&APAC Registration Link - Dec 17, 2020 10:00 AM Paris

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

Given the current and evolving situation with Coronavirus, we are planning virtual events for the time being.
While anyone is welcome to register for CheckMates Live Virtual Edition events, they are generally for a limited number of people with priority given to people in the specified geographic area.
If you don't see your area listed, please 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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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

Best of the Best of CheckMates 2020

Voting is now open for our Best of the Best of CheckMates of 2020! We are giving some awards away to our as well as prizes for those who participate, and you, the CheckMates members.

CheckMates Everywhere Photo Contest

Show us where you're at, CheckMates! Send us a photo with a CheckMates logo in a beautiful, exciting, or funny location for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card. Vote on your favorites.

CheckMates Go Podcast

We've released two episodes of our cyber security podcast during the last week for your listening pleasure:

Subscribe to CheckMates Go on your favorite podcast app, write a rating/review, and share with a friend/colleague!

Community Highlights

Upcoming Events

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

R81 New Identities

Join @Shay_Levin for a step by step TechTalk Deep Dive on configuring and using the following identities in Check Point R81:

  • Azure AD Users/Groups
  • Objects that are managed by an external JSON file
  • Merge objects dynamically from multiple clouds and regions into a single object

America Registration Link - Dec 15, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Europe&APAC Registration Link - Dec 17, 2020 10:00 AM Paris

Virtual User Group Events

Given the current and evolving situation with Coronavirus, we are planning virtual events for the time being.
While anyone is welcome to register for CheckMates Live Virtual Edition events, they are generally for a limited number of people with priority given to people in the specified geographic area.
If you don't see your area listed, please 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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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

Best of the Best of CheckMates 2020

Voting is now open for our Best of the Best of CheckMates of 2020! We are giving some awards away to our as well as prizes for those who participate, and you, the CheckMates members.

CheckMates Everywhere Photo Contest

Show us where you're at, CheckMates! Send us a photo with a CheckMates logo in a beautiful, exciting, or funny location for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card. Vote on your favorites.

CheckMates GO S02E36: We All Make Mistakes, Vol. 2

In a recent CheckMates event, put together by Check Point SE and CheckMates Ambassador @sdunn, IT professionals gathered around the virtual campfire to tell some nightmarish tales, like that time a database was accidentally deleted, encountering malware or ransomware for the first time, or other disastrous IT situations that may have been miraculously recovered from.

The previous excerpt from this session was published as S02E34.
In this excerpt, we hear from Tracy Sargeant and Jeremiah Robinson.

Subscribe to CheckMates Go on your favorite podcast app, write a rating/review, and share with a friend/colleague!

Community Highlights

Software/Service Updates:

Other Topics:

Upcoming Events

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

TechTalk Deep Dive: Serverless Security

If your organization uses AWS Lambda Functions, Google Cloud Functions, or Azure Functions this Deep Dive lecture is for you. We will teach you how to build security around the functions within the applications hosted by third-party cloud providers. We will also cover the CI/CD integration and how to use the CLI plugin. Join us for this informative session:

TechTalk: R81 is Here!

On 2 December 2020, we're doing a session specifically around R81 Security Management and the improvements therein! If you missed our Delivering Security Consolidation Across the Enterprise with R81 session, watch the session and read through the Q&A!

TechTalk: Incident Response - Stories From the Front Lines

On 16 December 2020, our head of Incident Response @Daniel_Wiley will discuss some of the day to day incidents his team observes, and how to defend your network from these threats. Register now for this informative session!

Virtual User Group Events

Given the current and evolving situation with Coronavirus, we are planning virtual events for the time being.
While anyone is welcome to register for CheckMates Live Virtual Edition events, they are generally for a limited number of people with priority given to people in the specified geographic area.
If you don't see your area listed, please 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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