Results ordered by term relevance.

June 27, 2016 | Cloud Access Security Brokers
By Ed Moyle, IANS Faculty

 Identity as a Service: Deciding When It Makes Sense

As more companies start using cloud services, many are considering identity as a service (IDaaS) to help simplify identity management, but is it a good idea? In this report, IANS Faculty Ed Moyle provides a quick market overview, some common use cases, and tips for deciding when IDaaS can work – and when it can’t.

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December 9, 2016 | Risk Management
By Rich Guida, IANS Faculty

 Understanding the Relationship Between Physical and Logical Information Security

The relationship between physical security and cybersecurity can be more closely linked than some organizations might think. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Rich Guida details specific instances (i.e., insider threats) where the two types of security come together and offers insight into the practice of "incrementalism."

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November 28, 2016 | Embedded Systems and Internet of Things
By Chris Poulin, IANS Faculty

 Hidden Threats in Smart Buildings

In a quest to reduce energy consumption and make daily activities more convenient and pleasant for their occupants, smart buildings are becoming ever more interconnected, internet-connected and complex. In this report, IANS Faculty Chris Poulin details the latest advances in smart building technologies, the hidden threats they expose and key steps to take to ensure your smart building doesn’t become your latest threat vector.

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November 14, 2016 | Data Classification
By Kevin Beaver, IANS Faculty

 Where, Exactly, Is Your Information?

Do you know where all of your critical data is located? Studies show that few information security pros do. In this report, IANS Faculty Kevin Beaver underscores the importance of data classification and offers tips to not only find exactly where sensitive information is located, but establish the right controls to ensure you always know where it is and that it’s secured effectively.

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November 7, 2016 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Adam Ely, IANS Faculty

 Protecting Against the Latest Wave of DDoS Attacks

Now that Internet-of-Things (IoT)-based DDoS attacks are in the news, is it time to rethink your DDoS strategy? In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty Adam Ely outlines key strategies to implement at the network, server and operations level to defend against all types of DDoS attacks, even this latest iteration.

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October 31, 2016 | Application Development and Testing
By Jason Gillam, IANS Faculty

 Application-Level DoS: Are You Ready?

Application-level DoS attacks can be difficult to detect, challenging to diagnose, and when effectively exploited, they can render your application completely inaccessible. In this report, IANS Faculty Jason Gillam explains how application-level DoS works and offers some key mitigation strategies. 

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October 27, 2016 | Insider Threats
By John Strand, IANS Faculty

 Going from Reactive to Proactive with Insider Threats

Honing your response to an insider threat is difficult enough, but building on the program to proactively identify and thwart potential malicious insiders is fraught with risk. In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty John Strand outlines the importance of partnering with HR, choosing the right tool set and funding the program adequately.

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October 18, 2016 | Mainframe and Legacy Systems
By Philip Young, IANS Faculty

 Mainframes, APIs and the False Sense of Security

Mainframes usually hold companies’ most sensitive, mission-critical data. As more organizations decide to open up their mainframe “crown jewels” to participate in today’s mobile/cloud world, however, is mainframe security keeping up? In this report, IANS Faculty Philip Young details the riskiest areas of the mainframe and explains how best to secure them against today’s threats.

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October 13, 2016 | Networking and Network Devices
By Mike Saurbaugh, IANS Faculty

 What to Look for in a Secure Web Gateway

Secure web gateways provide a staple in network infrastructure and the market seems to suggest they will be around for the next few years. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Mike Saurbaugh explores the capabilities of modern proxy solutions and offers selection criteria to help evaluate various solutions.

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October 4, 2016 | Data Breaches
By Mike Saurbaugh, IANS Faculty

 IANS Vulnerability and Breach Update: Q3 2016

A new vulnerability or breach seems to be discovered daily, but which should be taken more seriously and which are overhyped? In this report, IANS Faculty Mike Saurbaugh looks back over the major breaches and vulnerabilities of the past three months, explains them and provides real-world context and perspective.

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September 21, 2016 | Insider Threats
By Bill Dean, IANS Faculty

 Insider Threats: Understanding the Risks

Insider threats can often pose a greater risk to an organization than external actors. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Bill Dean offers some key statistics regarding insider threats and provides a number of steps organizations can take to anticipate and prepare for the risks posed by insiders.

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September 20, 2016 | Security Awareness, Phishing, Social Engineering
By Chris Gonsalves, IANS Director of Technology Research

 Recognizing, Protecting Against Social Media Threats

These days, enterprises need to be very aware of the fact that once information gets posted to a social site, it can never again be considered private. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Director of Technology Research Chris Gonsalves breaks down some of the common types of social media-related attacks organizations could face and offers a number of tips and features designed to combat these attacks.

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August 9, 2016 | Security Analytics and Visualization
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 User Behavior Analytics: A Tools Overview

Over the past few years, a number of organizations have begun to implement a user behavior analytics program in an effort to combat things like insider threats. In this live Ask-an-Expert interaction with the security team at a large financial services organization, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford assesses the current landscape of user behavior analytics tools and offers tips and pitfalls to consider when implementing such a program.

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July 7, 2016 | Vulnerability Assessment and Management
By Mike Saurbaugh, IANS Faculty

 IANS Vulnerability and Breach Update: Q2 2016

A new vulnerability or breach seems to be discovered daily, but which should be taken more seriously and which are overhyped? In this report, IANS Faculty Mike Saurbaugh looks back over the major breaches and vulnerabilities of the past three months, explains them and provides real-world context and perspective. 

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May 26, 2016 | IT Forensics
By Bill Dean, IANS Faculty

 Mobile Device Forensics: A Tools Overview

Mobile device forensics tools in the marketplace today vary greatly in both capability and price. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Bill Dean assesses a number of these solutions and explains that budget and the types of mobile phones in your environment are the two main factors for selecting the right forensics tool.

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November 2, 2016 | Risk Management
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 Breaking Down the Top 5 Security Risks Facing Health Care Organizations

The top priorities for health care organizations today are uptime and free access to data, which means companies in this space face a number of security challenges. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Mike Pinch details the major security risks the health care industry is dealing with today - from ransomware to the Internet of Things - and offers strategies for tackling these challenges.

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January 4, 2017 | Regulations & Legislation
By Daniel Maloof, IANS Managing Editor

 Trump and Security: What to Expect in the New Administration

We all know incoming U.S. President Donald Trump is focused on physical security and building the wall, but what about cybersecurity policy? In this report, a handful of IANS Faculty detail what they believe we should expect from the new Donald Trump administration in terms of digital privacy, consumer protections, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the U.S. Cybersecurity Framework and more.

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January 12, 2017 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Mike Saurbaugh, IANS Faculty

 IANS Vulnerability and Breach Update: Q4 2016

A new vulnerability or breach seems to be discovered daily, but which should be taken more seriously and which are overhyped? In this report, IANS Faculty Mike Saurbaugh looks back over the major breaches and vulnerabilities of the past three months, explains them and provides real-world context and perspective.

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February 9, 2017 | Incident Response Planning
By Ondrej Krehel, IANS Faculty

 Getting the Most from Your Incident Response Engagement

The actions taken after an incident can either lead to improving your security posture and building trust with your customers – or not. In this report, IANS Faculty Ondrej Krehel details ways to ensure the findings uncovered during your incident response (IR) engagements are fully internalized and integrated into your processes and business continuity plans going forward. 

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February 15, 2017 | Virtual Private Networks
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 DirectAccess: Understanding the Pros and Cons

Microsoft's DirectAccess offers some clear operational and cost advantages for organizations, but it also brings with it some potential drawbacks from a security perspective. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford assesses these pros and cons and details some of the security considerations organizations need to take into account when deciding to implement DirectAccess. 

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February 23, 2017 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Kevin Beaver, IANS Faculty

 Strategies for Thwarting State-Sponsored Hacks

State-sponsored attackers are, by definition, highly skilled and highly funded. How can we keep up? In this report, IANS Faculty Kevin Beaver details the challenges around state-sponsored hacking, including the threats, vulnerabilities and risks that must be addressed, starting today, if organizations are going to stay off their radar. 

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February 27, 2017 | Vendor and Partner Management
By Josh More, IANS Faculty

 Managing Vendors With Disparate Frameworks

Vendor due diligence becomes even more challenging when there are a variety of information security frameworks in play. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Josh More details two approaches to the problem: a formalized mapping process using the COBIT framework and an ad-hoc approach designed to prioritize the specific risks facing the organization. 

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March 2, 2017 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Ken Van Wyk, IANS Faculty

 Fake News: Fighting a Rampant Malware Delivery Mechanism

Due to its unprecedented success during the recent presidential election, fake news is increasingly being adopted by hackers as an elegant malware delivery mechanism, on par with spear-phishing email. In this report, IANS Faculty Ken Van Wyk details how fake news can be weaponized and offers some concrete steps to protect your company.

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March 7, 2017 | Security Operations Centers (SOCs)
By Mike Rothman, IANS Faculty

 Overcoming Resistance to SOC Data Collection

How can you run an effective security operations center (SOC) when operations won't provide you with the right data? In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty Mike Rothman outlines some potential reasons for operations' lack of cooperation and provides strategies for overcoming them.

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March 15, 2017 | Team Structure and Management
By Adam Ely, IANS Faculty

 Revamping the Security Organization

Every enterprise is different, as is the makeup of just about every security team. Are there any best practices for creating the ideal security organization? In this Ask-an-Expert live response, IANS Faculty Adam Ely offers some strategies for reworking the security organization to gain better alignment, agility and effectiveness.

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March 16, 2017 | Embedded Systems and Internet of Things
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Balancing Business Benefits with IoT Dangers

Some say IoT stands for Internet of Threats, but businesses and consumers are rushing headlong into the adoption of everything from wearables to smart buildings. In this report, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner examines the enterprise risks of IoT and explores defensive tactics to help build a short- and long-term strategy to effectively and securely employ IoT technology. 

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March 22, 2017 | Vendor and Partner Management
By Josh More, IANS Faculty

 Setting Requirements for Vendors Storing Sensitive Data

Vetting and managing vendors has become increasingly important for organizations in recent years, particularly for those that are storing, processing or transmitting sensitive data. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Josh More walks through a simplified approach to assessing, qualifying, classifying and verifying vendors to ensure they can be trusted to handle sensitive data. 

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March 22, 2017 | Mobile Access and Device Management
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Enterprise Mobility: Defining a Security Strategy

Enterprises today are on their third generation of mobile technologies, and each iteration has had its own unique challenges. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner details some of the highest-impact risks organizations face in the mobility space today and offers some maturity-specific approaches companies can take to combat these risks. 

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