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How to Look Like a Cybersecurity Rock Star to Your Boss and Team with Bandura Cyber TIG Reporting

POSTED JUNE 28, 2019 // BY JOHN CARDANI-TROLLINGER

“Hey there! We have a meeting in an hour, can you give the team a quick update on what’s being blocked by the Bandura Cyber TIG?”

We’ve all been there. We’ve deployed the Bandura Cyber Threat Intelligence Gateway. We have a strong defense-in-depth security stack. We have checked off the boxes on our regulatory compliance checklist. We have the ability to investigate traffic if given time to sort through the incident management logs…but there’s only 60 minutes until we have to brief the boss and team…that’s not enough time to do a deep dive through log files and create spreadsheets and graphs!

Bandura Cyber Threat Intelligence Gateway to the rescue! In addition to satisfying compliance regulations for logging, IT teams can immediately access pre-defined reports via the Bandura Cyber Global Management Center (GMC) that summarize malicious activity and the actions taken, and present them beautifully, utilizing graphics and charts that provide the need-to-know snapshot of the malicious activity that is being blocked at your perimeter…in short, making you look like a rock star!

Setting up the reports is quite simple. Let’s take a look how.

Reporting in Bandura Cyber Threat Intelligence Gateway

First: Access the Bandura Cyber Global Management Center using your log-in credentials:

bandura GMC login interface example
  1. As you know, from the Dashboard screen, you can see a snapshot of traffic, graphically represented by; Allowed/Denied, Country Top 10, and ASN Top 10. “Scheduled” lists out the reports we’ve previously configured. We will look at this later.
  2. To access reporting, simply select the “Schedule” icon, located at the top right of the Dashboard screen:
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From here, we are taken to the “Scheduled Reports” home page. On this home page, we can schedule and run reports based on the traffic we would like to see, based on easy-to-use, predefined reports.

schedule report - Demo System

From this screen, we can simply choose the menu options to run our reports:

  1. Name the report.
  2. Provide a description of the report.
  3. Provide an email where the report will be delivered (remember, reports are not stored locally, so we need to give the device a location).
  4. Choose the Policies and TIGs to report on. From the Policies and Device drop down menus, we can choose specific policies we have configured on specific Bandura Cyber TIG or TIGs, from which we would like to run our report. So, rather than running a general report on all, we can be very granular, to provide a true snapshot of traffic being seen and dropped. For example, “I want to compare Data Center 1 vs. Data Center 2”…or….“I want to see stats for inbound traffic vs. outbound traffic.” It can all be done simply, by choosing from which policy and which device we want our report to be run.
  5. Choose what time period we would like to run our report on from the Preset drop-down menu. Note that these report timeframes are on a 24 hour, midnight-to-midnight timeframe.
  6. Choose the timezone that we are using to run the report. This is important if you have different devices at different location, that are geographically dispersed across timezones. For example, a 24-hour timeframe in New York City would be 4 hours different than a 24-hour timeframe in San Jose, California.
  7. Finally, select “Create” at the top right of the screen, and our report is run and sent to the email address we previously configured.

That’s it! We’ve run our report. Now you can access the report from your inbox, print it out, just in time to casually walk to your meeting (without breaking a sweat or being out-of-breath), and impress everyone with your powerful reporting skills! It’s that easy!

GMC allow/denied report bar graph

That is, unless they figure out how to access the features too. Remember! Log-in->Dashboard->Schedule icon->Fill out/choose drop down options->Click Create!

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