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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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April 20, 2017 | Security Policies and Strategy
By Kevin Beaver, IANS Faculty

 Beaver: Policies Don't Get Hacked, So Why Do They Get All the Attention?

What's the first thing everyone seems to talk about when information security is brought up? Policies. But as security professionals, we need to stop relying on words and let our actions do the talking. Technical controls have to be in place in order for policies to be enforced in most situations, and where that’s not possible or feasible, do something else – whatever it takes.

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March 20, 2017 | Vendor and Partner Management
By Kevin Beaver, IANS Faculty

 Beaver: Taking Responsibility for Vendor Product Security

At the end of the day, you can't blame poor security and the subsequent incidents and breaches on someone else. Rather than more finger-pointing, regulation and red tape, let's have the discipline to do what's right and take the proper steps to reasonably lock things down – even if it's someone else's product.

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February 21, 2017 | Embedded Systems and Internet of Things
By Kevin Beaver, IANS Faculty

 Beaver: IoT at RSA Brings a New Focus on Old Problems

Well, another RSA Conference has come and gone. While "artificial intelligence" was one of the big buzzwords, what stood out to me the most was the focus being put on IoT security. There’s no doubt IoT is that next wave of systems that we are going to be responsible for locking down, not unlike wireless networks and mobile devices in recent years.

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May 5, 2016 | Incident Investigations, Handling and Tracking
By Chris Gonsalves, IANS Director of Technology Research

 Kevin Beaver on DBIR Strengths, Shortcomings and Action Items

Security testing and incident-response expert Kevin Beaver, author of Hacking for Dummies, joins us to examine the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. We discuss the report's methods and conclusions and talk about real takeaways for enterprise security leaders and teams.

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August 17, 2017 | Vulnerability Assessment and Management
By Kevin Beaver, IANS Faculty

 Expand Vulnerability Scanning and Assessments in a Highly Regulated, Tightly Staffed Environment

Vulnerability management within a large, highly regulated environment is time-consuming and complicated. In this live Ask-an-Expert written interaction, IANS Faculty Kevin Beaver suggests leveraging a current MSSP relationship to improve visibility, expand capabilities and get a jump start on better managing the process.

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