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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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May 30, 2017 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 Top 5 Infosec Risks in Health Care and What to Do About Them

The top priorities for health care organizations today are uptime and free access to data, which means companies in this space face a number of security challenges. In this Expert Briefing, IANS Faculty Mike Pinch details the major security risks the health care industry is dealing with today - from ransomware to the Internet of Things - and offers strategies for tackling these challenges.

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May 12, 2017 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Joff Thyer, IANS Faculty

 Blocking Adware to Reduce Risk and Improve Browser Performance

Adware is more than a nuisance; it's often a clever delivery mechanism for spyware and malware. How can organizations block it effectively without impacting the business? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Joff Thyer explains how adware works and recommends taking a multi-layered approach to mitigating the risk.

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May 10, 2017 | Desktop Virtualization (VDI)
By James Tarala, IANS Faculty

 Securing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Environment

While securing a VDI environment is not very different from securing a distributed PC environment, it does require some extra thought to ensure optimal performance, incident response and access control. In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty James Tarala recommends strategies to ensure the deployment is both secure and successful.

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May 8, 2017 | Endpoints
By Dave Kennedy, IANS Faculty

 Weighing Traditional vs. Next-Gen Endpoint Protection

Traditional endpoint protection platforms (EPPs) like McAfee or Symantec tend to have rich feature sets, but are lagging in newer capabilities. Next-gen endpoint solutions, on the other hand, have cutting-edge features but don't offer a broad range of functionality. In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty Dave Kennedy compares the two spaces and offers recommendations for getting the best of both worlds.

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April 7, 2017 | Endpoints
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Choosing the Right Endpoint Security Solution for a Virtualized Environment

When it comes to protecting endpoints in a virtualized environment, how important is antivirus (AV) at the hypervisor and host level? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford provides an overview of the virtualization-ready endpoint security solution market and suggests focusing on next-generation capabilities vs. AV going forward.

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