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July 10, 2017 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Mike Saurbaugh, IANS Faculty

 IANS Vulnerability and Breach Update: Q2 2017

A new vulnerability or breach seems to be discovered daily, but which should be taken more seriously and which are overhyped? In this report, IANS Faculty Mike Saurbaugh looks back over the major breaches and vulnerabilities of the past three months, explains them and provides real-world context and perspective.

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June 27, 2017 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Daniel Maloof, IANS Managing Editor

 GoldenEye Ransomware Wreaks Havoc on Global Networks

The ransomware hits keep on coming, and just like the WannaCry outbreak, this looks like a big one. For the second time in as many months, corporations around the world are experiencing a massive cyber-attack that’s once again crippling enterprise networks and demanding a Bitcoin ransom to decrypt files.

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June 26, 2017 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Comparing Email Security Solutions

Data loss prevention, malware detection and eDiscovery are all important components of email security, but how can organizations distinguish one such solution from another? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford compares four email security vendors and offers tips for implementing them. 

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June 22, 2017 | Threat Intelligence and Modeling
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Beef Up Your Threat Intelligence By Leveraging Internal Success

In the past year, we've experienced some of the largest, most impactful cyber-attacks in history, and one step organizations are taking to defend themselves is to make better use of threat intelligence. In this report, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford details best practices for effectively gathering internal security event data, identifying external threat intelligence sources and integrating this data into your SIEM platforms and standalone collectors. 

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June 14, 2017 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Chris Gonsalves, IANS Director of Technology Research

 Jon Condra on Dark Web Threats and Nation-State Attackers

It's a dangerous world out there, and guys like Jon Condra are here to help us make sense of it. The Director of East Asian Research and Analysis at risk and threat intelligence firm Flashpoint, Jon joins me this week to talk about the recent Flashpoint Business Risk Intelligence Decision Report he authored and share his insights on emerging threats from Russia, China, North Korea and a host of other international bad actors.

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June 14, 2017 | IT Forensics
By Bill Dean, IANS Faculty

 Use the Right Process – and Tools – to Investigate Potentially Compromised Machines

Getting a secure process in place to remotely investigate potentially compromised devices - one that can't be used as a pivot point for further attack - is tricky. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Bill Dean validates a client's current process but also recommends installing a temporary forensics agent to improve the analysis.

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