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August 16, 2018 | Embedded Systems and Internet of Things
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Gauge Threats Against City Surveillance Systems

The internet of things (IoT) is often targeted by malicious actors, but what type of threats are most common for city surveillance systems such as red light/speed cameras? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner says to watch out for cryptocurrency opportunists, among others.

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August 14, 2018 | Penetration Testing and Red Teaming
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Pros and Cons of Crowdsourced Penetration-Testing

Crowdsourced penetration-testing offers many benefits, not the least of which is the ability to perform more frequent tests to better reflect the dynamic nature of application updates. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford outlines the pros and cons of crowdsourced pen-testing and underscores the need to adopt the right mindset.

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July 30, 2018 | Team Structure and Management
By Mike Saurbaugh, IANS Faculty

 Help the Business Understand Security’s Roles and Responsibilities

The business can't fully support information security unless it first understands its function and mission within the organization. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Mike Saurbaugh explains the difference between cyber and infosecurity, details typical infosec responsibilities and offers tips for gaining security buy-in from the business.

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July 24, 2018 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Jake Williams, IANS Faculty

 Take a Clear-Eyed Approach to Ransomware

As ransomware incidents become increasingly common, most organizations realize they need to better tailor their incident response strategies. In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty Jake Williams offers tips on buying cryptocurrency, engaging a middleman for negotiations, setting up an optimal backup strategy and countering the "CSI Effect."

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