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Is Your Organization Really Ready For NERC CIP Version 6?

space Editor's Note: Today's guest blog is published by Ted Gutierrez, CISSP, GICSP, and GCIH, is the ICS & NERC CIP Product Manager at the SANS Institute and co-author of SANS ICS456 - Essentials for NERC CIP. The July 1, 2016 enforcement date for what is commonly referred to as CIP Version 6 is right … Continue reading Is Your Organization Really Ready For NERC CIP Version 6?


OUCH is out - Encryption

space The June edition of the OUCH newsletter is out. For this month we decided to cover encryption. Far too often we the security community tell people to use encryption, but so many people do not know what encryption is or how to effectively use it. In this newsletter we explain in very simple terms … Continue reading OUCH is out - Encryption


Getting Interactive

space Editor's Note: This guest blog post is from Dr. Lisa Murray-Johnson, Director of Content Research for SANS Securing The Human. Lisa begins a series of posts on effective content design and learning theory, starting with interactive learning. What is interactive learning? It is the hands on approach to engagement in the learning process. Your … Continue reading Getting Interactive


2016 Verizon DBIR - It's About the Human

I love the Verizon DBIR. Its an amazing, free resourcethat helps you make data driven decisions on how to manageyour organization's risk. Just like in their 2015 and 2014 reports, I find the most useful section to be the categorizationof breaches by industry. For this year's report thatis Figure 22, this is where … Continue reading 2016 Verizon DBIR - It's About the Human


Building an October Cyber Fest - At the #SecAwareSummit

space Editor's Note:Brenda Ianiro is the Training, Education, & Awareness Manager atLawrence Livermore National Laboratory.She is one of the speakers for the upcoming Security Awareness Summit in San Francisco, 3/4 August. Below she discusses her upcoming talk onbuilding an October Cyber Fest. CYBER SECURITY?. . .AWARENESS?. . .B O R R R R I N … Continue reading Building an October Cyber Fest - At the #SecAwareSummit