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The IANS Insights Portal contains thousands of research articles, Ask-An-Expert responses, Tools & Templates, Executive Communications materials, Content Aggregator updates and IANS event takeaways. Here you will find a collection of anonymized case studies and real-world examples containing tangible, actionable advice to help you address your organization's challenges.

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  • Product: IANS content served in various formats (i.e. Ask-An-Expert Writeups, Faculty Reports, *Content Aggregator)
    • *Content Aggregator: Third-party content formatted in ready-to-use slides for presentations to the C-suite and lines of business
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COVID-19 and InfoSec: What You Need to Know

The ramifications of the novel coronavirus  COVID-19  are being felt throughout the business and information security communities. Here we offer a compilation of the latest IANS research to help you stay ahead of this fast-evolving situation and keep your staff and businesses safe and productive.

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Tools & Templates

Collaboration Tool Security Checklist

This checklist provides security settings for Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, Cisco Webex, Slack and Google Meets (aka Hangouts). Some settings are based on policy vs. security risk, but they are worth evaluating.

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Faculty Reports

IANS Cloud Security Update: Q1 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, cloud service providers (CSPs) continue to innovate. In this quarterly research report, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford updates IANS’ clients on the new developments occurring in the cloud security arena.

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Content Aggregator

COVID-19 Phishing Emails: What to Watch Out For (5 Slides)

Hackers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to customize new phishing email attacks. This is one example to watch out for: a DocuSign credential-harvesting phishing email purporting to come from the World Health Organization.

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Ask-An-Expert Writeups

Improve Digital Forensics and eDiscovery Efficiencies

Digital forensics and eDiscovery have a great deal of overlap in terms of tools and processes. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Bill Dean offers tips for choosing the right tool set to serve both sets of teams and their workflows. 

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Webinars Replays

Advancing Cloud Security: The Next Phase

In this webinar, IANS Faculty Mike Rothman offers a brief overview of the IANS/Securosis Cloud Security Maturity Model and then explores fresh guidance to improve SecOps and DevOps in the cloud.

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Ask-An-Expert Writeups

Ensure MSSPs Perform as Expected

Tracking managed security services provider (MSSP) activities and success can be challenging. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford recommends creating a baseline and suggests some metrics to use to monitor progress. 

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Ask-An-Expert Writeups

COVID-19: Address the Next Black Swan in Your BCP

The realities of COVID-19 have exposed the glaring gaps in even the best business continuity plans (BCPs). In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty George Gerchow details some lessons learned that must be folded into today's BCPs so we can better address similar challenges in the future.

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Tools & Templates

Black Swan Business Continuity Checklist

The realities of COVID-19 have exposed the glaring gaps in even the best business continuity plans (BCPs). This checklist is designed to ensure your organization isn’t left flat-footed whatever may come in the future. 

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Content Aggregator

Executive Cyber Briefing: Securing a Remote Workforce During COVID-19

Millions of U.S. workers are being asked to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Capitalizing on this pandemic, hackers are targeting infrastructure soft spots using a) COVID-related phishing emails, b) ransomware attacks against critical care facilities and c) distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to disrupt essential websites. In this briefing, IANS recommends 10 steps to protect you and your remote workforce.

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