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March 20, 2018 | Managed Security Services
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Consider the Top MSSPs for Your SOC

How can you be sure the MSSP you choose for your SOC will be the right fit for your business and security needs? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford details the main decision factors and lists the top MSSPs to consider, along with their strengths and weaknesses.

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March 13, 2018 | Account Provisioning
By Andrew Carroll, IANS Faculty

 Ease IDAM by Automating Three Key Processes

Automating identity and access management (IDAM) processes can make a security organization more efficient and effective, but where to start? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Andrew Carroll suggests automating three key functions: network provisioning/de-provisioning, entitlement review and application role provisioning.

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March 12, 2018 | Risk Management
By Rich Guida, IANS Faculty

 Get Business Execs to Share Their Infosec Risk Concerns

Understanding what risks keep business execs up at night is the foundation of good information security, but how can you elicit this info and ensure execs remain engaged? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Rich Guida details a process that not only draws out executives' primary concerns but maps them to key infosec risks to gain better consensus - and funding.

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March 8, 2018 | Infosec Outlook

 Public Companies: Cybersecurity a Top Concern in 2018

Corporate directors of public companies rank cybersecurity threats as one of their top four concerns heading into 2018. Other security-related concerns include technology disruptions, increased regulatory burden and global security threats.

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March 8, 2018 | Metrics and Reporting
By Josh More, IANS Faculty

 Use Metrics to Communicate Risk Management’s Value

A successful metrics program helps tell security's story in a way that fosters business engagement and support, but what's the best way to get there? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Josh More discusses the difference between operational and strategic metrics, and offers tips for getting started using FAIR.

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March 7, 2018 | Key Technologies

 Multi-Factor Authentication Market to Reach $20.4 Billion by 2025

The increasing number of cyber attacks around the world has pushed organizations to ramp up their efforts around identity and access management. For instance, the global multifactor authentication market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of (CAGR) of more than 17 percent between 2017 and 2025.

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March 7, 2018 | Cloud Network and Host Controls
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Cloud Security Controls: A Question of Trust

When is it ok to use a cloud provider’s security controls – and when isn’t it? In this report, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford details the latest security offerings from the likes of Amazon, Azure and Google, explains what works well and what’s still missing, and offers some good rules of thumb for deciding when to trust the security controls offered by your cloud provider.

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