Just a quick note that the second version of Cisco SAFE came out this week at the RSA show. You can get it here. If you thought my original was long at 66 pages, prepare for a shock: the new one clocks in at over 300! I’ve not yet read it but I got an overview from some of the authors a couple weeks back and I liked what I heard. I guess I shouldn’t make too many jokes about its length, it is still less than half the length of my book on the same subject.
While security best practices don’t change quickly, we wrote the original SAFE back in 2000 and a lot has happened since then. Many of the foundation best practices remain very relevant but there are some new tools and techniques that can help protect networks against today’s threats.