SC Awards 2012

Deception and the art of cyber security

To thrwart web attackers, organizations must think like a criminal and turn to tricks that will stop attackers in their tracks -- or even make them believe that they are succeeding.

Forensic incident response to the fore

We've recently been witnessing tremendous change in perspective when it comes to IT security and the shroud of embarrassment associated with breaches has been lifting.

The blueprint for secure BYOD

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) quickly made the jump from industry trend to business imperative, and organizations are now feeling the pressure to open their networks to employee-owned devices.

Risk: Security's new compliance

Increased threat levels will lead to a budget realignment toward security.

Lessons on insider threats

Every company in every part of the world is subject to some level of insider threat.

Best practices to secure the mobile enterprise

The threats associated with mobile devices can come in many forms, so there are a number of best practices one can put in place to thwart potentially disastrous consequences.

A closer look at two of today's top security threats

Hackers and computer criminals have shown an ongoing ability to stay one step ahead of the security professional, but there are strategies and tools to help thwart their efforts.

Solving the hardest problems in enterprise data security

Companies targeted by APT will need to upgrade their defenses strategy to include multiple, integrated layers of extremely sensitive anomaly detection and mitigation.

Bridging the cloud security gap

Cloud platforms' high level of security allows enterprises to focus on the finer points of data security.

Best practices for securing your virtualized data center

The virtual environment is very different from the "physical" data center where networks, servers and applications can be easily secured and monitored.

Offering security services benefits cloud deployments

Nobody would leave their car unlocked in a public parking lot...so why is it so many are leaving the servers unlocked in the cloud?

Evolution of online attacks mirrors the history of advertising

Similarities continue as we see more targeted, personalized attacks

The SC Awards Blog opens, and our Social Media Awards are ready for nominations

The SC Awards Blog opens, and our Social Media Awards are ready for nominations

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Welcome to the SC Awards Finalist Blog, where the contenders for an SC Magazine U.S. 2012 Award will offer advice on how to defend against modern-day threats.

CSO of the Year

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories. Last but certainly not least are the Professional categories.

Best Security Team

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories. Last but certainly not least are the Professional categories.

Best Professional Certification Program & Best Professional Training Program

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories. Last but certainly not least are the Professional categories.

Best SME Security Solution & Best Rookie Security Company

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories. Now, let's turn to our Excellence section.

Best Enterprise Security Solution & Best Regulatory Compliance

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories. Now, let's turn to our Excellence section.

Best Web Content Management

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories, covering the Reader Trust, Professional and Excellence sections.

Best Vulnerability Management & Best Web Application Firewall

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories, covering the Reader Trust, Professional and Excellence sections.

Best SIEM & Best UTM

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories, covering the Reader Trust, Professional and Excellence sections.

Best NAC & Best Policy Management

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories, covering the Reader Trust, Professional and Excellence sections.

Best Mobile/Portable Device Security & Best Multifactor

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories, covering the Reader Trust, Professional and Excellence sections.

Best IPsec/SSL VPN & Best Managed Security Service

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories, covering the Reader Trust, Professional and Excellence sections.

Best Identity Management & Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories, covering the Reader Trust, Professional and Excellence sections.

Best Enterprise Firewall & Best Fraud Prevention

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories, covering the Reader Trust, Professional and Excellence sections.

Best Email Content Management & Best Email Security

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories, covering the Reader Trust, Professional and Excellence sections.

Best Data Leakage Prevention & Best Database Security Solution

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories, covering the Reader Trust, Professional and Excellence sections.

Best Cloud Computing Security & Best Computer Forensics Tool

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Throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories, covering the Reader Trust, Professional and Excellence sections.

Best Anti-Malware Gateway & Best Anti-Malware Management

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Beginning now and throughout the day, SC Magazine will be announcing the finalists from each of its 32 award categories. The winners of the 2012 SC Awards U.S. will be announced Feb. 28 in San Francisco. We will end today by revealing the finalists for the much-anticipated Best Security Team and CSO of the Year honors.

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