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July 17, 2017 | Incident Response Planning
By Marcus Ranum, IANS Faculty

 Best Practices for Dynamic Business Unit Isolation

When malware strikes, many companies rush to isolate their critical business units from potentially infected corporate resources, but what are the best ways to go about this? In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty Marcus Ranum suggests scaling the separation level to match the threat, and pre-positioning key tools to ease after-separation monitoring and response.

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July 15, 2017 | Networking and Network Devices
By Chris Gonsalves, IANS Director of Technology Research

 Patch Now: Cisco Closes Nine Serious SNMP Holes in IOS, IOS-XE

Cisco Systems this week issued patches for a series of critical SNMP vulnerabilities in its popular IOS and IOS-XE network infrastructure software. The nine publicly disclosed security flaws could enable an unauthenticated attacker to run remote code on – or take complete control of – target systems

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April 12, 2017 | Network Access Controls (NAC)
By Jennifer Minella, IANS Faculty

 Deploying NAC for Both Wired and Wireless Networks

No two network access control (NAC) solutions are alike, and choosing the right implementation for a complex health care environment that spans both wired and wireless networks is difficult at best. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Jennifer Minella provides an overview of current NAC options along with some industry-specific recommendations.

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April 5, 2017 | Wireless Networks
By Paul Asadoorian, IANS Faculty

 Detecting Rogue Wireless Access Points

Rogue wireless access points (WAPs) are a known attack vector, but correctly detecting and identifying them amid the noise of different wireless networks and protocols can be difficult. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Paul Asadoorian steps through the process of detecting rogue WAPs, including those impersonating corporate SSIDs.

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March 16, 2017 | Embedded Systems and Internet of Things
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Balancing Business Benefits with IoT Dangers

Some say IoT stands for Internet of Threats, but businesses and consumers are rushing headlong into the adoption of everything from wearables to smart buildings. In this report, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner examines the enterprise risks of IoT and explores defensive tactics to help build a short- and long-term strategy to effectively and securely employ IoT technology. 

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March 10, 2017 | Architecture, Configuration and Segmentation
By Marcus Ranum, IANS Faculty

 Securing Your Network With Overlapping Controls

Many security practitioners complain about being flooded with alerts and vulnerabilities, because they don't get to design their systems so that the alerts are useful. Segmentation is one of many techniques these practitioners can use to manage alerts and reduce breach
impact. In this webinar, IANS Faculty Marcus Ranum and Ron Dilley describe a model for administratively breaking your network apart into management "zones" that can be analyzed and secured separately.

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February 15, 2017 | Virtual Private Networks
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 DirectAccess: Understanding the Pros and Cons

Microsoft's DirectAccess offers some clear operational and cost advantages for organizations, but it also brings with it some potential drawbacks from a security perspective. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford assesses these pros and cons and details some of the security considerations organizations need to take into account when deciding to implement DirectAccess. 

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January 5, 2017 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Information Security Trends for 2017

2016 was a challenging year for infosec, with the proliferation of ransomware, IoT botnets and more. What new attacks will surface in 2017, and what hot technologies are on the horizon to fight them? In this webinar and corresponding report, IANS Lead Faculty Dave Shackleford reveals major trends in store for IT security professionals in the coming year.

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