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Tabletop exercises: Six sample scenarios

Tabletop exercises are a low-stress, high-impact way to test your plans for handling a crisis. Here are some tips for getting the most out of the process, plus six scenarios you can use to start your journey.

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SASE is coming, but adoption will be slow (especially for large enterprises)

Smaller organizations eye SASE to provide secure access to applications. Lack of maturity, existing security and digital transformation investments give large enterprises pause on SASE.

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Business continuity and disaster recovery planning: The basics

Good business continuity plans will keep your company up and running through interruptions of any kind: power failures, IT system crashes, natural disasters, pandemics and more.

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7 critical IT policies you should have in place

Putting a framework of IT policies that should be the foundation of every company's security plan.

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The future of work: Coming sooner than you think

What will your worklife be like years from now? Today's work-from-home world has given us a glimpse of the future, as these five articles from CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, and Network World illustrate.

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6 security shortcomings that COVID-19 exposed

The pandemic is constantly testing the strength of enterprise security; it has also revealed numerous weak spots.

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Confidential Computing: What is it and why do you need it?

Confidential Computing can significantly enhance enterprise security, but what is it, and what do you need to do about it?

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Mesh VPNs explained: Another step toward zero-trust networking

Mesh VPNs use a peer-to-peer architecture where every node or peer in the network can connect directly to any other peer without going through a central concentrator or gateway. This approach can be less expensive and easier to scale...

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Edge computing: The next generation of innovation

The future of enterprise tech won't be confined to the data center mothership -- nor even the public cloud. Wedded to the internet of things, edge computing puts processing horsepower wherever it needs to go.

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5 best practices for securing the edge

Considering how much is at stake in terms of data and infrastructure exposure, companies looking to take advantage of edge computing’s promise will need to take steps to mitigate the risks.

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The five best Kubernetes security practices

Everyone is moving to containers for their programs, and to manage them, almost everyone is using Kubernetes. That leads to one big problem: How do you secure Kubernetes itself?

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Linux GRUB2 bootloader flaw breaks Secure Boot on most computers and servers

The vulnerability can also affect Windows systems. A patch is available, but will require manual testing and deployment.

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Rowhammer memory attacks close in on the real world

This theoretical security problem is becoming all too real. Expect to see a major Rowhammer security exploit within the next year as attackers tap GPUs, FPGAs and more to accelerate the process. Here's how to protect yourself.

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A security guide for pandemic planning: 7 key steps

Every security operation should be asking whether they are prepared for a pandemic in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Start by focusing on these areas.

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Kali Linux explained: A pentester’s toolkit

Kali Linux is the most popular penetration testing Linux distro, and jam packed with almost every offensive security tool you can think of.

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Why multicloud security is your next big challenge

Companies deploy an average of three to five different cloud services. With an increased emphasis on security and regulatory compliance, the capability to manage these disparate systems is crucial.

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How to build a Windows disaster recovery toolkit

Sooner or later, a security incident will shut down or disrupt your network. You'll be better prepared with these items in your disaster recovery toolkit.

What it takes to become an information assurance analyst

This in-demand role calls for a rare combination of superior communication skills and security chops. Learn how one information assurance analyst landed his current job, the skills and training that helped him get there, and where his...

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