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November 21, 2017 | Mobile Client Devices
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Best Practices in Drone Security

Drones offer a cost-effective way to perform tasks like remote monitoring and equipment inspections, but how secure are they? In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner provides an overview of the market and offers tips for ensuring drones don't adversely impact your security posture.

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October 16, 2017 | Endpoints

 Endpoint Protection Vendor Checklist

Current endpoint security products have a much more complicated job to do than antivirus ever did, and there’s no shortage of technologies on the market today to choose from. Regardless of the vendor, when considering an endpoint protection product, use this feature checklist to make sure you’re covering all your bases.

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October 16, 2017 | Endpoints

 Infosec Quick-Wins Checklist

There's nothing more frustrating than investing in the latest security technologies and "solutions" only to find that a few simple process changes would have accomplished the same things at far less cost. This checklist offers a number of low-cost, high-impact tips for improving your organization's security posture.

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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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