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Vicarius releases free Nmap scanning tool

The company claims that Nmap Scan Analysis will provide an easy-to-use visualization of Nmap scan data.

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Operationalizing a “think like the enemy” strategy

MITRE ATT&CK and new security technology innovation make this possible.

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Red vs. blue vs. purple teams: How to run an effective exercise

Playing the role of an attacker can make your team better at defense if you include all the stakeholders and carefully design goals.

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Penetration testing explained: How ethical hackers simulate attacks

Penetration testing is a means of evaluating the security of a network or computer system by attempting to break into it. It is an exercise undertaken by professional pen testers (aka ethical hackers) with the permission of the...

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10 essential skills and traits of ethical hackers

Learn just what it takes to snag this demanding and rewarding job.

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Certified ethical hacker: CEH certification cost, training, and value

Learn how CEH certification will impact your job and salary and how to decide if this cert is right for you.

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4 steps to better security hygiene and posture management

Increasing scale and complexity have made keeping up with security hygiene and posture management cumbersome and error prone, leaving organizations exposed. Here's what leading CISOs are doing to close the gap.

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...

Fraud prevention: Improving internal controls

Internal fraud controls aren't fire-and-forget. Smart collaboration and ongoing improvement will help keep fraud in check. Here are the basics.

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How to write an information security policy

Learn the critical first step, why consensus is key, what to cover and how make your information security policy — and program — effective.

Red team versus blue team: How to run an effective simulation

Playing the role of an attacker can make your team better at defense. Learn how in our step-by-step guide to war gaming your security infrastructure — from involving the right people to weighing a hypothetical vs. live event.

How to survive (and thrive) in the CISO hot seat

The CISO role is more varied and more pressure-filled than ever. CSO Online looks at how you can be successful in a post where security incidents and management feuds can cost you your job.

Special report: platforms play big in the cloud

This latest report in our C-Suite 360 series takes a full-spectrum look at the opportunities and risks in cloud computing, offering up the expert information your organization needs to set its cloud strategy.

Research report: IT security's looming tipping point

Even as security draws board-level attention, many IT professionals give their organizations’ infosec practices low marks. This special report from CIO, CSO and Computerworld reveals how to tip the balance in the right direction.

The CSO identity management survival guide

This guide will help you communicate through the challenges of identity management, learn from success stories and discover the most valuable features of today's identity management tools.

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