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June 11, 2018 | Cloud Application and Data Controls
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 Best Practices for AWS Access Management

When moving to a cloud platform like Amazon Web Services (AWS), functions like identity and access management become even more critical. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Michael Pinch suggests easing the process by leveraging SAML 2.0 to authenticate corporate Active Directory (AD) accounts to the cloud. 

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May 31, 2018 | Encryption, Digital Signatures, Certificates, Tokenization
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Consider Three Cloud-Ready Encryption Options

As organizations make the move to the cloud, many are realizing it's time to re-think their current encryption toolset. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner suggests three cloud-ready options: AWS KMS, Azure Key Vault and Gemalto.

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April 19, 2018 | Account Provisioning
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Cloud Provisioning: Know the Issues

The good news for cloud identity management? Authentication standards are solid. The bad news? Authorization standards are nowhere near as mature. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner details the many challenges in cloud provisioning and recommends focusing on making role-based access control (RBAC) as efficient as possible.

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April 4, 2018 | Cloud Network and Host Controls
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 IANS Cloud Security Update: Q1 2018

As organizations continue to move services and computing assets into cloud service provider environments, the need for adequate security controls grows as well. 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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March 26, 2018 | Incident Response Planning
By Kevin Beaver, IANS Faculty

 IR in the Cloud Checklist

Incident response (IR) is never easy, but responding quickly and effectively to an incident when key evidence is housed and managed by a cloud vendor can be even more difficult. This checklist steps through the process of creating  effective, efficient IR in the cloud.

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March 22, 2018 | Cloud Network and Host Controls
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 IANS Decision-Maker: IaaS Security Controls

For security teams, choosing security controls in the cloud can be daunting at best, and incredibly frustrating at worst. This tool is designed to help security teams make decisions on which solutions and controls make the most sense when moving workloads into IaaS environments.

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March 21, 2018 | Incident Response Planning
By Kevin Beaver, IANS Faculty

 Lay the Groundwork for IR in the Cloud

Incident response is never easy, but responding quickly and effectively to an incident when key evidence is housed and managed by a cloud vendor can be even more difficult. In this report, IANS Faculty Kevin Beaver steps you through the process of putting the right pieces in place to ensure your cloud incident response is effective and efficient.

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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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