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14 SANS Instructors Share Their Cyber Resolutions for 2020

Where can we take cybersecurity in the New Year?

Wondering what SANS instructors are resolving to better about their own cybersecurity practices in 2020? Fourteen offer their 2020 resolutions here - from dabbling in new technologies and techniques to changing personal habits, read what our experienced practitioners are planning to prioritize this year. Continue reading 14 SANS Instructors Share Their Cyber Resolutions for 2020


Why are so many organisations still not ready for IPv6?

IPV6 officially launched in 2012 but had already been in existence for a number of years and had been implemented on all major operating systems used by businesses and consumers by 2011. It had been widely acknowledged that we were running out of IPv4 addresses even before this date, so why are organisations across Europe still not ready to implement it? Continue reading Why are so many organisations still not ready for IPv6?


SANS Announces 13th Holiday Hack Challenge and 2nd "KringleCon"

KringleCon is a free, holiday-themed virtual hacker conference, complete with speakers and innovative CTF challenges (Holiday Hack). This year's Holiday Hack Challenge will include both offensive and defensive machine learning challenges. SANS have included more defensive training opportunities to engage a broader audience in the InfoSec community.

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The Blame Game - Corporate failure or attacker?

Whether motivated by financial gain, hacktivism, whistle-blowing, or some other reason, any kind of cyber attack is illegal and should therefore be prosecuted if attribution is possible. There's no doubt however, when an organisation is targeted and successfully hacked, it must bear some responsibility for data loss if security controls were incorrectly implemented or reasonable protections were not in place. But how far does this responsibility go? Continue reading The Blame Game - Corporate failure or attacker?


5 Things Not to Miss at SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2019

Plan your week so that you don't miss the highlights.

Roughly 1,000 cybersecurity professionals will descend on Washington D.C. this week, ready to immerse themselves in a week full of cybersecurity learning.

If you're among those attending, you're likely coming to reinforce your knowledge and expand your cybersecurity skill set by taking one of the 40+ hands-on training courses offered at the event. But as the old saying goes, "Come for SANS cybersecurity training'' stay for the countless networking opportunities, scores of special events and receptions, eight unique SANS@Night talks, expert keynote, multiple innovative vendor solution presentations, eight different Lunch & Learns, an inspiring Missing Persons Capture the Flag challenge ( Continue reading 5 Things Not to Miss at SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2019