Security Definitions

Virtual Private Network: A VPN (virtual private network) by definition is a secure way for people in a business to share information through a public network such as the internet.
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7 Things Every Security Professional Should Know

To be considered a respected Information Security Professional nowadays requires more than just knowing the bits or bytes, or the controls required by a given framework by heart. Being successful in your Information Security career requires you to have a deep understanding of the business needs (and how to enable, not disrupt them), sharp communication

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Interview with InfoSec Industry Insider - Part 2

Here is the final part of the series of an interview conducted by Erik T. Heidt with Lee Kushner, President of LJ Kushner and Associates, LLC, an executive search firm dedicated exclusively to the Information Security industry and its professionals. The Interview with InfoSec Industry Insider – Part 1 concentrated on ‘Career Incident Response’ focused

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Interview with InfoSec Industry Insider - Part 1

Year 2009 has been a year of job losses and stagnation for many careers. The recession has taken it toll on InfoSec industry as well. During this time of uncertainty its always good to keep in touch with industry insiders who can keep you abreast with the current economic climate and trends. I found a

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Highlights of Cisco Security Report 2009

Its been a long year for security professionals fire fighting against the variants of ‘Conficker/Downadup’. The aftermath of the one of the worst worms of the decade forced new organizations to come up with effective incident management procedures including Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), patch management policy and many more. For new IT firms this

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Salary Rise in InfoSec Indicates Economic Recovery

I came across this article dated Dec 07, 2009 which is from a recruitment agency in UK called Acumin, a leading provider of Information Risk Management staff in Europe. Their main areas of specialization include risk management, Information Security, Business Continuity, Storage and Data Protection.

An excerpt from the article:

“The indication is that these

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What Security Skills Are Required in 2010?

“In the area of technology I think there are two very big trends occurring that are going to have a tremendous impact on security, and that is virtualization, which is things like cloud computing, applications as a service, those types of technologies.”

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Far east investing heavily on security

Information security seems to be the length and breadth of many companies nowadays. Organizations can’t afford to take security lightly especially when the number of vulnerabilities and malwares are increasing by the day. Security as we all know is not a state but a process. And to maintain appropriate level of security comes investment.

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