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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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May 16, 2018 | Networking and Network Devices
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Five Secure Email Gateways Compared

Secure email gateways come in a variety of form factors and vary in terms of features, ease of integration, scalability and more. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford details the pros and cons of offerings from five vendors: Barracuda Networks, Cisco, Microsoft, Symantec and Trend Micro.

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May 14, 2018 | Vendor and Partner Management
By Josh More, IANS Faculty

 Protect Vendor/Supplier Transactions and Payments

With all the incidents of business email compromise and payment system abuse in the news, many organizations are looking to better secure their vendor/supplier payment processes. In this live Ask-an-Expert interaction, IANS Faculty Josh More details two-factor authentication, out-of-band verification and other strategies to help fortify systems against such attacks.

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May 14, 2018 | Encryption, Digital Signatures, Certificates, Tokenization

 EFAIL Vulnerability Exposes Encrypted Email

On May 14, 2018, security researchers tweeted details and launched a website (efail.de) explaining how attackers could exploit “EFAIL” vulnerabilities to extract plain text from encrypted emails. The vulnerability impacts both the Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and S/MIME methods of email encryption, which are commonly used in Microsoft Outlook. 

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May 2, 2018 | Vulnerability Assessment and Management
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Vulnerability Management in a Post-Equifax World

After the Equifax debacle, upper management cares now more than ever before about vulnerability management. How can you use this new spotlight to take your program to the next level? In this report, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford explains how to drive the right incentives, build the right metrics framework and get IT on board  for a successful, comprehensive vulnerability/patch management program. 

 

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April 10, 2018 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Mike Saurbaugh, IANS Faculty

 IANS Vulnerability and Breach Update: Q1 2018

Vulnerabilities and breaches are mainstream news regularly. With a new vulnerability seemingly discovered daily, which should be taken more seriously (i.e., patch now!) and which are overhyped? In this quarterly research report, IANS Faculty Mike Saurbaugh updates clients on the top vulnerabilities and breaches from the past quarter and provides some real-world context and perspective.

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