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September 18, 2017 | Embedded Systems and Internet of Things
By Chris Poulin, IANS Faculty

 Poulin: The Economics of IoT Fear and Uncertainty

Information- (and now device-) security is an underappreciated field. It’s anti-climactic and difficult to justify the cost of building security in, bolting security on and implementing security controls for the operating environment. But it's up to us in the community to become early adopters and work with the manufacturers to make products as secure as possible for the general public. 

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August 14, 2017 | Embedded Systems and Internet of Things
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 The Internet of Criminal Things: How Technology Commoditization Has Driven Our Current IoT Nightmares

Just like all technologists, criminals have taken advantage of the low costs of high-performance components such as Bluetooth and cellular modems. In this webinar, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner discusses how enterprises can use a diverse set of technologies to monitor for the presence of “Criminal Things” and what kinds of controls are available to help solve the problem in the long term.

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August 8, 2017 | Embedded Systems and Internet of Things
By Chris Poulin, IANS Faculty

 Poulin: What I Hacked this Summer in Vegas

Another July has come and gone, leaving the security community with a collective information hangover from Black Hat, DEF CON and BSidesLV. Hardware exploitation, IoT, machine-learning and blockchain emerged as some of the major themes from the conferences this year. 

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August 2, 2017 | Desktop Virtualization (VDI)
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Best Practices in VMware VDI Security

Moving to a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment can enhance an organization's security, but only if it's done right. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford provides both general and VMware-specific best practices across controls, standards, policies and procedures. 

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July 25, 2017 | Embedded Systems and Internet of Things
By Chris Poulin, IANS Faculty

 Poulin: You Mod it, You Own It?

If your toaster catches fire because of a design defect, you can sue the manufacturer. If your computer is compromised because of a software vulnerability, that’s your problem (remember that end-user license agreement you clicked through without reading?) The Internet of Things is the intersection of products and software, and the result is a muddied liability equation.

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July 14, 2017 | Endpoints
By Marcus Ranum, IANS Faculty

 Navigate the Changing Landscape of ‘Next-Gen’ Antivirus and Endpoint Protection

From OSX to iOS and Windows XP to Windows 10, there is a very broad expanse of territory that has to be covered from an endpoint security perspective these days. In this report, IANS Faculty Marcus Ranum offers suggested investments in endpoint security over the next 24 months, and gives tips for evaluating all of the new “next-gen AV” products on the market today. 

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