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October 19, 2018 | Incident Response Planning

 Ransomware Preparation and Response Checklist

Like other network events and security incidents, ransomware infections should be integrated into your overall business continuity efforts and incident response plan. This checklist steps you through the process. 

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October 5, 2018 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Mike Saurbaugh, IANS Faculty

 IANS Vulnerability and Breach Update: Q3 2018

Vulnerabilities and breaches are mainstream news regularly. With a new vulnerability seemingly discovered daily, which should be taken more seriously (i.e., patch now!) and which are overhyped? In this quarterly research report, IANS Faculty Mike Saurbaugh updates clients on the top vulnerabilities and breaches from the past quarter and provides some real-world context and perspective.

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October 4, 2018 | Malware and Advanced Threats

 Report: China Used a Microchip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

A new report from Bloomberg suggests China potentially implanted microchips onto the motherboards of servers distributed by San Jose-based company Supermicro. One official says investigators found that affected servers have been distributed to nearly 30 companies, including a major bank, government contractors and Apple.

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September 6, 2018 | Firewalls, NGFW
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 UTM Firewalls: An Overview

When choosing firewalls for unified threat management (UTM) appliances, organizations need to balance feature set with firepower. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford presents the pros and cons of options from Check Point, Palo Alto, Fortinet and Cisco.

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September 5, 2018 | Penetration Testing and Red Teaming
By Joff Thyer, IANS Faculty

 Harness the Power of Purple Teaming

The collaborative power of purple teaming is tough to beat, but what's the best way to get started? In this report, IANS Faculty Joff Thyer details the requisite roles, responsibilities, tools and technologies for conducting effective purple team exercises.

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