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June 21, 2018 | Vulnerability Assessment and Management
By Kevin Beaver, IANS Faculty

 Best Practices in Database Vulnerability Management

Beyond data encryption and access monitoring, how can organizations ensure the data within their SQL Server, DB2 and Oracle databases are secure? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Kevin Beaver recommends performing authenticated vulnerability scans in addition to implementing in-depth penetration testing, monitoring and other controls.

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June 19, 2018 | Encryption, Digital Signatures, Certificates, Tokenization
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Three Success Factors for SSH Key Management

Despite the fact that most enterprises use hundreds of thousands of SSH keys on a regular basis, few have the right pieces in place to manage them effectively. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner says successful SSH key management depends on three factors: strong configuration management, mature service management and effective policy management.

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June 18, 2018 | Password Management
By James Tarala, IANS Faculty

 Best Practices in Password Protection

With the recent spate of high-profile data breaches, many organizations are re-evaluating their password protection policies. In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty James Tarala offers a simple recipe for password protection, but says forward-looking organizations should also be preparing now for an MFA future.

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June 15, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Targeted Attacks: 19 New Groups Discovered in 2017

Targeted attacks are defined by Symantec as the work of organized groups, not individuals. The majority of these groups are state sponsored, and their goal is usually intelligence gathering, disruption, sabotage or financial gain. In 2017, there were 140 targeted attack groups detected by Symantec, an increase of 19 from the previous year.

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