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    As with most industries, the information security field has certainly seen its fair share of trends come and go. While some, like network access control, prove to be beneficial, others have proven to be risky. In this tip, Mike Chapple details why on... 

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    For SMBs that don't have a budget to invest in a full-scale network management system, recovering from a security breach requires more work from the IT staff than just pressing a few buttons. In this tip, Tom Lancaster pinpoints the five most importa... 

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    Learn about antivirus from an intelligence/technology perspective and offers best practices for simple file-type blocking, and the implementation of heuristic- and reputation-based antivirus tools. 

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