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October 25, 2017 | Cloud Network and Host Controls
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Hybrid Cloud Security: Know the Fundamentals

While hybrid clouds offer more visibility and control than cloud-only environments, they also require smart architecture and security designs to keep data safe and the business as a whole up and running. In this report, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford details the key fundamentals of hybrid cloud security, including automation, continuous monitoring and shift-left strategies designed to ensure your hybrid cloud workloads remain secure today - and over time. 

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October 17, 2017 | Cloud Application and Data Controls
By George Gerchow, IANS Faculty

 Take 3 Steps to Prevent Amazon S3 Data Leaks

High-profile Amazon S3 data leaks from the likes of Dow Jones and Verizon are highlighting the need for customers to get smart about their S3 security controls. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty George Gerchow details three key steps to ensure your S3 buckets stay secure.

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October 11, 2017 | Cloud Application and Data Controls

 Accenture Data Left Unsecured on Public AWS S3 Cloud Storage Bucket

On September 17, 2017, cybersecurity firm UpGuard privately alerted Accenture to the fact that some of its sensitive information (including client-specific information, passwords and credentials, and encryption keys) was stored on a publicly accessible, unsecured Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) storage unit -- called a “bucket.” The data could be downloaded by anyone who knew the web address -- no password was required.

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October 5, 2017 | Cloud Network and Host Controls
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 IANS Cloud Security Update: Q3 2017

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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September 18, 2017 | Cloud Application and Data Controls
By Shannon Lietz, IANS Faculty

 M&A Playbook: Merging Domains in the Cloud

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are complicated enough without adding AWS instances to the mix. In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty Shannon Lietz provides a playbook for ensuring an acquired company's AWS environment is integrated quickly and securely.

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September 14, 2017 | Encryption, Digital Signatures, Certificates, Tokenization
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Apply Blockchain Technology to Enterprise Security

Blockchain has been the focus of many hype cycles of late, and it seems to be making inroads into every technology area under the sun - but how enterprise-ready is it? In this report, IANS Lead Faculty Dave Shackleford examines how the technology works and details its current and future use cases in security.

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August 30, 2017 | Vendor and Partner Management
By Josh More, IANS Faculty

 How to Vet Third Parties That Store Your Critical Data in Someone Else’s Cloud

It's difficult enough to vet your vendors, but how do you vet your vendors' vendors, especially when they're storing your sensitive data in the cloud? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Josh More details specific questions in seven key areas that you should ask your vendors to ensure your data is secured properly, no matter where it's hosted. 

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