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July 17, 2018 | Authentication
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 Blockchain as an Infosec Strength and Weakness

As crypto currency trading grows more popular, people are hearing a lot about how the Blockchain is key to making it all work. Meanwhile, security experts are talking more about the technology as a defensive asset and, if abused, a dangerous threat vector. In this webinar, IANS Faculty Michael Pinch walks through how Blockchain came about, how it works and how it’s central to managing digital currency transactions. He also reviews how it can be used to bolster security, how the bad guys can exploit it to launch attacks, and what organizations can do to protect themselves.

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July 3, 2018 | Architecture, Configuration and Segmentation
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Overview of Illumio for Microsegmentation

Illumio promises to ease the process of deploying and managing microsegmentation, but what are its pros and cons? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford explains how Illumio works and discusses its comparative complexity, ease of use/management and cost, among other aspects. 

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July 2, 2018 | Patch Management
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Apply Patching Best Practices to Network Devices

Many organizations have mature patching programs for Windows, Linux and Unix servers, but few apply the same rigor to network devices like routers, switches and load balancers. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner explains why that is and offers some tips for ensuring network devices are patched efficiently.

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June 28, 2018 | Architecture, Configuration and Segmentation
By John Strand, IANS Faculty

 Thwart Attacker Lateral Movement Via Host Firewalls

While antivirus and endpoint integrity products offer key capabilities, host firewalls should also be a core part of most organizations' defense-in-depth strategies. In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty John Strand explains how workstation firewalls can stop nearly 95 percent of attacks in their tracks and offers tips for easy, effective deployment.

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June 5, 2018 | Network Access Controls (NAC)
By Jennifer Minella, IANS Faculty

 Choose the Right NAC Solution

The success of a NAC solution depends heavily on an organization's specific goals and network environment, but certain features can make or break an implementation. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Jennifer Minella compares products from four vendors - Aruba, Bradford, Cisco and ForeScout - across four key feature areas.

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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 7, 2018 | Architecture, Configuration and Segmentation
By Marcus Ranum, IANS Faculty

 Network Segmentation: A Primer

Network segmentation helps improve security and resilience to attack, but it's far from easy to implement. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Marcus Ranum explains the importance of segmentation and offers tips for successful implementation. 

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