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NSS Labs

  • Once More Unto The Breach (Detection Test)
    It is difficult to go a week without reading about a major enterprise being breached. And it is because of this that the Breach Detection Systems (BDS) market is growing at an incredible pace that is expected to continue well into the future (32% CAG…
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  • New tools for faster security incident responses
    How quickly could you solve a crime if you had at your fingertips a comprehensive index of all activities occurring at a crime scene before, during, and after the crime? Security professionals have spent considerable amounts of time determining the s…
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  • NGIPS – HP TippingPoint Update
    In our recently completed Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS) test, NSS Labs and HP TippingPoint discovered an anomaly during testing. Fundamentally, the nature of the anomaly was related to a recent CVE, which was being heavily util…
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  • Security Orchestration – Integration, Process, and Wise Investments Driven by a Security Conductor
    When I am asked by friends to discuss the security breaches that feature ever more frequently in the news, I use a music analogy. Why music? For one thing, I am a fan of traditional classical music; for another, this allows me to describe the roles o…
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  • The Best Place for Yesware is Nowhere
    A talented security colleague came across a tweet from a company called Yesware and remarked to me that it could be construed as spear phishing with specific language for legal protection. I can see his point, but in pedantically technical language,…
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  • Detecting the Invisible Part 3: "Retreat from the Breach"
    Our approach to securing the enterprise has changed, and breach detection technology has been largely instrumental in this process. This report from NSS Labs is the final in a three-part series on the impact of the breach detection system (BDS).As t…
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  • Detecting the Invisible Part 2: "Once More Unto the Breach, Dear Friends"
    Our approach to securing the enterprise has changed, and breach detection technology has been largely instrumental in this process. This report from NSS Labs is the second in a three-part series on the impact of the breach detection system (BDS).
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  • Breached? Continuous Forensic Analytics Speeds Incident Response
    Over the course of the last few years, the number of publicized breaches has risen dramatically, ultimately costing some CXOs their jobs. The irony is that in many cases, the breach itself is not the cause of their dismissal, but rather it is the han…
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  • Detecting the Invisible
    Our approach to securing the enterprise has changed, and breach detection technology has been largely instrumental in this process. This report from NSS Labs is the first in a three-part series on the impact of the breach detection system (BDS).
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  • How Does The Average Enterprise Stay On Top of The Latest Technology?
    You’ve probably heard the phrase “drinking from a fire hose,” and in the security world, it has never been more applicable than it is today.
    - 4 Feb 15, 12:00am -


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Forrestor Labs Reseach

  • newPromoting Responsibility, Compliance, And Good Judgment Without Fear, Shame, Or Acrimony
    I’m very excited to announce my latest research, “Best Practices: Successfully Influencing Employee Cybersecurity Behavior” — Forrester clients can access it here. Excited may not be the right word exactly, as this report was born out of the…
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  • newForrester renforce ses équipes en France
    Forrester est l’un des cabinets d’études et de conseil les plus influents au monde. Nous vous accompagnons et aidons à mettre le client au cœur de votre leadership, de votre stratégie et de vos opérations. Créé il y a plus de 35 ans aux Et…
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  • newGRC Platforms Morph From Maslow’s Hammer To The Swiss Army Knife
    Winston Churchill said it best — “Never let a good crisis go to waste” — and governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) vendors have heeded the advice not once but twice. In 2002, after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act intended to protect investors from fr…
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  • newThe Market Remains Hot As We Kick Off Our Next Forrester Wave™ Evaluation Of The DAM Landscape
    You should give a DAM about the DAM market and your DAM needs. More than 60% of the users we surveyed already give a DAM. Because of this heat in the market, strong growth, and, most importantly, customer need, we’re kicking off our next Forrester…
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  • Consumers Aren’t Ready For The Metaverse Yet
    In its current state, the metaverse is prime (virtual) real-estate for brands looking to make press headlines, test and learn, and reach a subset of the Gen Z audience. Brands that expect a revenue-based ROI from their metaverse custom media buys wil…
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  • What Is A “Hybrid” Sales Kickoff?
    Yay, autumn! The time when those of us who didn’t put last winter’s work into building this summer’s beach body can finally relax … some more. We’re trying to figure out what to do with enough garden tomatoes to start a small Italian restau…
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  • European Organisations Are Underinvesting In Customer Experience
    European organisations are under-investing in customer experience as they see CX improvement as a lower priority than their global peers. This is a mistake.
    - 2 days ago 21 Sep 21, 11:26am -
  • Stormy Times For Cloud Compliance?
    Find out why enterprise risk management (ERM) professionals are taking a hard look at compliance in the cloud.
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 21, 11:43pm -
  • What’s In A Name? “Product” Versus “Service”
    “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2 One conversation I’ve found myself in over the past 20 years is the debate over IT portfolio ter…
    - 2 days ago 20 Sep 21, 11:39pm -
  • Three Trends Transforming The Video Game Market
    Over the past year and a half, we’ve been building out our coverage of the video game market, specifically on how enterprises can model their strategies to take advantage of innovation (see Level Up Your Cloud Strategy With Video Game Innovation an…
    - 3 days ago 20 Sep 21, 3:55pm -

SANS Security Laboratory

  • Can you build a Defense in Depth architecture without an architect?
    We interviewed a number of GIAC AdvisoryBoard members who have been working as architects for majorenterprises as to what they look for an architecture position.
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  • Will the Ph.D. become the Cybersecurity Terminal Degree?
    The percent of security job pastings asking for a Master's level degree is increasing. How much longer will it still be the terminal degree for the field.
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  • Denial of Service
    As we say in cyber warfare, a denial-of-service attack is aneffort to make your opponents' information resources less valuable tothem. Of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, this isprimarily an availability attack. Stephen Northcutt disc…
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  • Stephen Northcutt's Emerging Trends in IT and Security 2013 - 2015
    An emerging trends analysis and a stab at predictions for IT and security coming 2013-2015. Last updated May 2014.
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  • Two factor authentication for online banking
    Eight or nine years ago, I was asking about banks that support twofactor authentication. At that time I found eTrade bank and CharlesSchwab and not much more. SANS NewsBites carried a story about HSBC and I as asked people if they knew of banks tha…
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  • Daniel B. Cid, Sucuri
    Daniel Cid from Sucuri has agreed to a thought leadership interview. We hope that you will enjoy his thoughts and impressions and we certainly thank him for his time.
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  • Dominique Karg, AlienVault
    Dominique Karg from AlienVault has agreed to a thought leadership interview. We hope that you will enjoy his thoughts and impressions and we certainly thank him for his time.
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  • The 6 Categories of Critical Log Information
    This report is based on work done by Marcus Ranum, Tina Bird, Chris Brenton and Anton Chuvakin. Version 3 was created by Peter Czanik fromBalaBit. Version 3.01's technical review was done by members of the GIAC Advisory board: John Allison, Jake Eva…
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  • Role Based Access Control to Achieve Defense in Depth
    Role-based access control (RBAC) is an access control method that organizations implement to ensure that access to data is performed by authorized users, and enterprise based RBAC is accomplished with Network Access Control (NAC).
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  • Security Convergence and The Uniform Method of Protection to Achieve Defense in Depth
    Security convergence is an interesting trend that has been picking upspeed heading into 2008. We are running network information that wasformerly analog over our digital data networks, we are convergingformerly separate network devices, especi…
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  • Hybrid Threats
    Though it is certainly true that malware has evolved a lot in thisdecade, the tools in use today are more similar than different fromthe attacker tools of ten years ago. The command and control is better,they are better able to evade detectio…
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  • Lance Spitzner, Securing The Human, founder
    Lance Spitzner of Honeynet and Security The Human fame has agreed to a Thought Leadership interview and we certainly thank him for his time.
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  • Security Predictions 2013-2014: Emerging Trends in IT and Security
    This is an effort to chronicle what a number of really smartpeople believe the state of the information security industry tobe, and where we are going. A lot of the emphasis is on securitythreats, but we also consider what is working and what g…
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  • Separation of Duties in Information Technology
    Several authors join Stephen Northcutt to examine the special considerations for separation of duties in all organizations with regard to their information technology.
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  • Stephen Northcutt's Security Predictions 2012 and 2013
    Stephen Northcutt identifies emerging trends in information security for the 2012, 2013 timeframe.
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  • The Certificate Signing Trust Model Under Stress As An Industrial Security Model
    Acommon part of the security model for industrial IT applications is tonever accept or run a program or driver that has not been signed by theappropriate publisher. However, while it appears to be strongprotection against malicious code, in f…
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  • Bill Pfeifer, Juniper Networks
    Bill Pfeifer is a Product Line Engineerat Juniper Networks supporting security software and data centerfirewalls. He has been in the IT field for 15 years, including stints atan Army tank base, atechnology reseller, and some time at a financi…
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  • Security Predictions 2012 & 2013 - The Emerging Security Threat
    A look at some of the potential emerging trends and security threats for 2012 and 2013. File was started to help prepare for a panel on the same subject at SANS Security West, May 6 - 11 2011 San Diego and also for an upcoming Keynote. Love to hear y…
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  • The Attack Surface Problem
    One of the most important things to understand about defense in depthis attack surface. We can define attack surface as our exposure, thereachable and exploitable vulnerabilities that we have.
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  • Security Leadership Essentials Fairway Markers
    This document is known as the "fairway markers" for SANS Security Essentials. It reflects the newest version of the course which will be taught for the first time December 2010 in Washington DC ( SANS CDI ). We invite alumni of the course to review t…
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  • Eric Cole Emerging Threats Summary 2010
    Here are Dr. Eric Cole's top eleven security issues for 2011 - 2012.
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  • Stephen Northcutt's Security Predictions for 2011 and 2012
    In addition to the work that I have done roundingup other people's thoughts, I also work as a futurist for IT and ITSecurity, and this is my set of predictions for 2011 and 2012. I hope they are useful toyou.
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