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SANS Security Trend Line: Category - Critical Controls

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?


The Internet of Things: Making Mountains out of Microprocessors

With anestimated eight billion IoT devices connected to the internet and this number set to continue to grow at an alarming rate, discoverhow to secure your IoT devices! VisitSANS Instituteto see all available cyber securitytraining courses,online trainingand theSANS Reading Roomwhere you'll find unlimited access to Analyst Papers and all associated webcasts.


Phishing Prevention and Corporates - The Art of Getting it Wrong

It's 2019, and we're still being phished, why aren't we learning from it?Until corporations employ controls that address the issue, then phishing isn't going to disappear, and we will likely see an increase in sophistication, number and ferocity of attacks and their consequences. Read on to learn how to protect your systems from Phishers. Continue reading Phishing Prevention and Corporates - The Art of Getting it Wrong