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March 27, 2017 | Certifications and Training
By David Kolb, IANS Faculty

 Get What You Need: Hints and Tips for Negotiation

Information security professionals are involved in negotiations every day, whether it's working with software developers to adopt safe coding practices or selling employees on mobile device management. In this report, IANS Faculty David Kolb and Chief Research Officer Stan Dolberg detail the process of negotiation and persuasion within an organization and offer specific examples to help infosec professionals understand the dynamics at play and get to a result that's beneficial to all parties. 

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April 25, 2017 | Team Structure and Management
By David Kolb, IANS Faculty

 Thriving When Policy and Business Priorities Clash

Corporate policy and business priorities live at two ends of a spectrum, and security professionals often find themselves at the collision point. In this report, IANS Faculty David Kolb and Chief Research Officer Stan Dolberg explore three types of intelligence (emotional, organizational and political) and offer tips for harnessing them to thrive in an environment where policies and priorities often clash. 

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January 27, 2017 | Team Structure and Management
By Stan Dolberg, IANS Faculty

 Where CISOs Report: A Snapshot

While most CISOs report to IT leadership today, this is not the ideal reporting relationship for managing information-security risk. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Chief Research Officer Stan Dolberg reviews data from IANS CISO Impact research, which demonstrates that an experienced CISO is positioned for maximum influence when reporting into an organization's senior management. 

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November 21, 2016 | Application Development and Testing
By Jason Gillam, IANS Faculty

 Secure Development Practices for Mobile Applications

Best practices around the secure development of mobile applications are still evolving because of the rapid evolution of the mobile platforms themselves. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Jason Gillam outlines the key differences between the secure development of mobile and web applications, and details standard accepted practices around encryption and authentication.

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January 18, 2017 | Directory Services
By Jason Gillam, IANS Faculty

 Selecting an Access Management Solution

Access management within an organization can often be non-standardized, decentralized, mismanaged and unreliable. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Jason Gillam describes three potential solutions to this problem of access management and offers recommendations for when organizations should consider leveraging vendor solutions. 

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February 28, 2017 | Privacy
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Protecting Data Transferred From Canada

While Canadian regulators in the past typically followed U.S. precedent on data protection standards, the country has moved closer toward the EU model over the past few years. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner recommends companies handling Canadian citizen data follow the EU General Data Protection and offers some technical guidance for implementing the necessary controls. 

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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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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 18, 2016 | Team Structure and Management
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Security Operations Maturity Chart

For security organizations, understanding where you stand from a maturity perspective can offer valuable insight into which processes and procedures need to be improved. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford charts benchmarks for certain aspects within information security, from event detection and incident management to metrics and data visualization

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November 10, 2016 | Converged Infrastructure
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Bluetooth Security Risks: An Overview

When it comes to evaluating Bluetooth security risks, it's important to divide up the technology into different sections and examine the potential risks of each. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner evaluates Bluetooth security from the perspectives of physical-layer, protocol implementation and application-layer vulnerabilities.

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November 7, 2016 | Vendor and Partner Management
By Marty Gomberg, IANS Faculty

 Identifying Vendor Risk Red Flags

When it comes to evaluating vendors, there are a number of factors organizations need to keep in mind, from integration costs to uptime guarantees. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Martin Gomberg lays out some of the major red flags organizations should look out for when evaluating vendors, from the due diligence phase to the questionnaire process.

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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 20, 2016 | Encryption, Digital Signatures, Certificates, Tokenization
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Assessing Key Management Services Within AWS

There are a number of key management tools and services that organizations can use within the AWS cloud. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford breaks down some of the major players in the space, including Amazon's own key management service, HyTrust DataControl and Vault.

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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 6, 2016 | Security Policies and Strategy
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 5 Ways to Improve Security While Cutting Costs

Attacks and malware continually evolve, forcing organizations to react by implementing an ever-expanding tool set. Unfortunately, few budgets expand in kind. In this report, IANS Faculty Michael Pinch details five key ways to immediately improve your organization’s security posture, without breaking the budget.

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