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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 7, 2017 | Certifications and Training
By Kevin Beaver, IANS Faculty

 Beaver: Establishing Credibility Key to Infosec Success

One thing I've discovered over the years is that security has a credibility problem. It's nothing personal. It's just that other people aren't buying what we're selling until they’re convinced we are worth listening to. So, the question becomes: what are you doing to make sure that happens?

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July 24, 2017 | Certifications and Training
By Jason Gillam, IANS Faculty

 Tips for Acing the CISSP Exam

The key to acing the CISSP exam is good preparation. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Jason Gillam explains how the test is organized and scored, and offers tips on study guides, practice tests, answer strategies and more.

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June 9, 2017 | Recruiting, Hiring and Retention
By Mike Saurbaugh, IANS Faculty

 Build, Manage and Retain a Strong Security Staff

In a hiring environment where skilled infosec professionals are hard to come by, organizations need to do everything they can to differentiate themselves from the competition. In this report, IANS Faculty Mike Saurbaugh offers proven strategies for maintaining a strong security staff and reveals the results of his survey on students' expectations upon entering the information security workforce. 

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