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SecureWorld Events 2019

Join your fellow security professionals at a SecureWorld conference near you.

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  • RSA® Conference 2019

    March 4 – 8, 2019, San Francisco

  • (ISC)² Security Congress 2018

    (ISC)²'s Security Congress will bring cybersecurity professionals together from around the world for three days of education and thought-leadership sessions, best-practice sharing and networking.

  • RSA Conference 2018

    RSA Conference 2018 | April 16-20 | San Francisco, CA

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  • endpoint security (endpoint security management)

    Endpoint security is an approach to network protection that requires each computing device on a corporate network to comply with certain standards before network access is granted.

  • clean desk policy (CDP)

    A clean desk policy (CDP) is a corporate directive that specifies how employees should leave their working space when they leave the office. Most CDPs require employees to clear their desks of all papers at the end of the day.

  • zombie computer (zombie bot)

    A zombie (also known as a bot) is a computer that a remote attacker has accessed and set up to forward transmissions (including spam and viruses) to other computers on the Internet. (Continued)

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Assessing and Managing Risk

Midmarket IT organizations need a streamlined approach to risk management and risk assessments. Here, you'll learn the strategic side to security, including the basics on risk assessments, metrics and reporting; choosing managed security services; audit and regulatory compliance planning; writing and enforcing IT security policies; and end user training and awareness training.

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  • risk analysis

    Risk analysis is the process of identifying and analyzing potential issues that could negatively impact key business initiatives or critical projects in order to help organizations avoid or mitigate those risks.

  • clean desk policy (CDP)

    A clean desk policy (CDP) is a corporate directive that specifies how employees should leave their working space when they leave the office. Most CDPs require employees to clear their desks of all papers at the end of the day.

  • managed security services (MSS)

    Managed security services (MSS) is a systematic approach to managing an organization's security needs.

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Windows Security

Most midmarket IT organizations are heavily invested in Windows. Rather than bolt on security, those IT teams must extend the capabilities offered in Windows Server, Windows Vista and Windows XP to simplify management and keep costs in check. Here you'll learn more about identity and access management, configuration and patch management, endpoint security management, threat management and security integration and centralized security management within Windows.

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  • stack overflow

    A stack overflow is an undesirable condition in which a particular computer program tries to use more memory space than the call stack has available. In programming, the call stack is a buffer that stores requests that need to be handled.

  • endpoint security (endpoint security management)

    Endpoint security is an approach to network protection that requires each computing device on a corporate network to comply with certain standards before network access is granted.

  • Back Orifice

    Back Orifice is a rootkit program designed to expose the security deficiencies of Microsoft's Windows operating systems. The program's name is inspired by the name of Microsoft's BackOffice product. Created by a group of hackers called the Cult of the Dead Cow, Back Orifice allows someone at one computer to control everything on another, remote computer running Windows. (Continued)

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Network Security

The security of a midmarket organization's IT network is important to the protection of network infrastructure and resources available over a network. Here you'll learn about intrusion prevention and detection, firewall management, wireless security, the integration of security into the network, as well as network access controls.

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  • remote access

    Remote access is the ability to access a computer or a network remotely through a network connection.

  • IPsec (Internet Protocol Security)

    IPsec, also known as the Internet Protocol Security or IP Security protocol, defines the architecture for security services for IP network traffic.

  • intrusion detection system (IDS)

    An intrusion detection system (IDS) is a system that monitors network traffic for suspicious activity and issues alerts when such activity is discovered.

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Threats and Vulnerabilities

Threat and vulnerability management is crucial to the protection of data stored in servers, desktops, laptops and workstations. Here, midmarket IT organizations will find expert help and training on the use and management of integrated security appliances and systems such as unified threat management appliances, antimalware management, configuration and patch management, email and mobile device protection and security vulnerability management.

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  • remote access

    Remote access is the ability to access a computer or a network remotely through a network connection.

  • risk analysis

    Risk analysis is the process of identifying and analyzing potential issues that could negatively impact key business initiatives or critical projects in order to help organizations avoid or mitigate those risks.

  • IPsec (Internet Protocol Security)

    IPsec, also known as the Internet Protocol Security or IP Security protocol, defines the architecture for security services for IP network traffic.

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  • compliance audit

    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business...

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

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  • reverse brute-force attack

    A reverse brute-force attack is a type of brute-force attack in which an attacker uses a common password against multiple ...

  • orphan account

    An orphan account, also referred to as an orphaned account, is a user account that can provide access to corporate systems, ...

  • voice squatting (skill squatting)

    Voice squatting is an attack vector for voice user interfaces (VUIs) that exploits homonyms (words that sound the same but are ...

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  • business continuity policy

    Business continuity policy is the set of standards and guidelines an organization enforces to ensure resilience and proper risk ...

  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • warm site

    A warm site is a type of facility an organization uses to recover its technology infrastructure when its primary data center goes...

SearchStorage

  • primary storage (main storage)

    Primary storage is the collective methods and technologies used to capture and retain digital information that is in active use ...

  • RAM (Random Access Memory)

    RAM (Random Access Memory) is the hardware in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data ...

  • cache memory

    Cache memory, also called CPU memory, is high-speed static random access memory (SRAM) that a computer microprocessor can access ...

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