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July 17, 2018 | Encryption, Digital Signatures, Certificates, Tokenization
By Josh More, IANS Faculty

 Blockchain and Digital Currencies: Why They Matter Now

Blockchain and digital currencies are hot topics in the news and the board room, but security teams are just now putting them on their radar. In this report, IANS Faculty Josh More details how the technologies work, how the system is being exploited and what organizations can do to protect themselves.

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July 17, 2018 | Authentication
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 Blockchain as an Infosec Strength and Weakness

As crypto currency trading grows more popular, people are hearing a lot about how the Blockchain is key to making it all work. Meanwhile, security experts are talking more about the technology as a defensive asset and, if abused, a dangerous threat vector. In this webinar, IANS Faculty Michael Pinch walks through how Blockchain came about, how it works and how it’s central to managing digital currency transactions. He also reviews how it can be used to bolster security, how the bad guys can exploit it to launch attacks, and what organizations can do to protect themselves.

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July 13, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 IoT-Related Cyber Attacks, Breaches Increasing

An equal percentage of organizations have experienced IoT-related events in the last 12 months that have resulted in a data breach (21%) or a cyber attack (21%). Both types of incidents have increased year-over-year.

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July 12, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Overview of Malware Attacks Against Mac and Windows

Malware attacks on Mac operating systems have grown steadily over the last three years, jumping 64% in 2017 alone to over 4 million. Windows malware attacks, by comparison, grew by just 2.5%, but the number of attacks reached more than 165.6 million.

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