Bethesda, MD, September 27, 2018 – SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced the agenda of SANS Santa Monica 2018(#SANSSantaMonica) taking place December 3-8 in California. The event features hands-on immersion style training courses covering a variety of topics including cyber defense, ethical hacking, penetration testing, and security management. Bonus evening talks on todays…

Bethesda, MD, September 20, 2018 – SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, today announced its final Texas training event for the year. SANS Austin 2018(#SANSAustin) will take place November 26-December 1. The event features hands-on immersion style training courses for security professionals at every level. According to SANS Senior Instructor Keith Palmgren (@kpalmgren), “The…

Cybersecurity is a major concern for businesses worldwide. Just look at the results from “The Third Annual Study on the Cyber Resilient Organization” by IBM and the Ponemon Institute: The 2018 study found 65 percent of security professionals believe the severity of cyber attacks has increased, and only 29 percent have sufficient staffing to achieve…

Despite Growing Threats, Many Organizations Still Unprepared The vast majority of organizations still lack a formal cybersecurity incident response plan (CSIRP) that’s applied consistently across the organization, according to a new report from the Ponemon Institute. Paradoxically, the institute’s third annual study on cyber resilience found that organizations feel much more positive about their readiness than they did last…

All of us in the security industry realize that we face a virtually insurmountable task to ensure that the data belonging to our organizations and customers is kept safe and secure. If you step back and think about it, the list of potential perpetrators is daunting in scope. It includes cybercriminals, hacktivists, foreign governments, and…

If you are a chief information security officer (CISO) in a midsized or large organization, you might be familiar with this problem: The marketing department just launched a campaign and is collecting customer information on an unverified partner system. In addition, another business unit is launching a digital sales channel and has established its own…

Over the next year, five separate threats will have one major effect: the current rate of security breaches will increase and worsen. This is the view of the Information Security Forum (ISF), an international network of more than 10,000 security professionals. The five primary threats to cyber security are the continuing evolution of crime-as-a-service; the…