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2014-03-31 12:32:13

Top Security Experts Join Forces to Address Today's Most Challenging Cybersecurity Issues and Emerging Threats BETHESDA, Md., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute today announced its inaugural Security Leadership Summit to take place in Boston, MA April 30 - May 1. Aimed at CISOs, security operations managers and those working to become cybersecurity managers, this unique event will pair industry and government CISOs with SANS' top security experts for two days of...

2014-03-17 12:29:53

Enterprises Not Prepared to Mitigate DDoS Attacks; Deficiencies Center on Reliance on Production Infrastructure and Failure to Test Processes and Controls BETHESDA, Md., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS announces results of its 2014 Survey on Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), sponsored by Corero Network Security, in which 378 IT professionals answered questions about their experience with DDoS attacks and their ability to protect their assets. "DDoS attacks are...

2014-03-05 12:31:29

Perimeter defenses are not enough; organizations need to examine their endpoints better for signs of compromise BETHESDA, Md., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Automation and process to monitor endpoints for threats are lacking in organizations, according to a survey completed by 948 IT professionals conducted by the SANS Institute. Full results of the survey, sponsored by Guidance Software, will be discussed during a March 13 Webcast at 1 PM EDT. More than 47% of 948...

2014-02-26 12:23:18

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute is pleased to announce it has been selected as the Best Professional Training Program for the fourth time within the Professional Awards category of the 2014 SC Magazine Awards. Winners were announced February 25(th) at the SC Magazine Awards Gala held in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco. The 2014 Professional Award winners were chosen by a panel of esteemed security professionals from...

2014-02-24 12:32:23

Features Training for All Levels and Disciplines of Computer Security Professionals BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cyber breaches continue to occur, to protect critical data organizations need to have highly skilled cyber security professionals. To provide cyber security pros with the essential skills to hone their offensive and defensive tactics, SANS today announced it is heading to Orlando for SANS 2014, its largest computer security training event of the...

2014-02-19 08:31:03

Norse Global Threat Intelligence Platform Identifies Healthcare Organizations' Compromised Networks, Applications, Devices and Systems SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Norse, a leading provider of live threat intelligence-based security solutions, in association with SANS, the most trusted and largest source for information security training, certification and research, today released the SANS-Norse Healthcare Cyberthreat Report. Senior SANS Analyst and Healthcare Specialist...

2014-02-18 12:35:28

Top SCADA Security Experts Come Together to Share the Latest Techniques for Protecting Industrial Control Systems and Critical Infrastructure BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute today announced the 9th annual Industrial Control System (ICS) Security Summit and Training in Lake Buena Vista, Florida March 17 - 18, 2014. In addition to learning about the most current SCADA and control system threats and how to defend against them, attendees will have the...

2014-02-11 16:27:51

Never-Before-Seen Forensic Techniques and Artifacts Included Among Course Updates BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute today announced it will debut its significantly revised FOR408: Windows Forensic course at the SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Training Event (DFIRCON -- pronounced d?-'f?r-'kän) taking place in Monterey, CA, March 5 - 10. Course attendees will learn about never-before-seen tools and techniques necessary to conduct critical...

2014-02-03 12:32:42

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute today announced that in its recent survey of 488 IT professionals, an ongoing shortage of skills in application security is severely hampering the implementation of effective Appsec programs. The 2014 Application Security Programs and Practices survey, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, Qualys and Veracode, queried IT and security professionals about the current and future state of application security in their...

2014-01-23 12:32:02

Features More than 40 Courses Addressing Today's Most Challenging Attacks and How to Mitigate Them BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cyber attacks are on the rise, to avoid becoming the next victim, organizations must re-examine their cyber security efforts. To provide cyber pros with the necessary skills to sharpen their offensive and defensive strategies, SANS today announced it is returning to Orlando for SANS 2014, its largest information security training...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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