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July 19, 2018 | Incident Response Planning

 Tabletop Scenario Templates

This document contains templates for six tabletop scenarios designed to test an organization's incident response plan across several key incident types, from ransomware and denial-of-service attacks to lost/stolen mobile devices and more. 

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May 30, 2018 | Incident Investigations, Handling and Tracking

 Incident Cheat Sheet: When to Contact Law Enforcement

In the heat of an incident, it can be difficult to determine if/when law enforcement notification is required. This cheat sheet provides a list of common security incident types along with the required/suggested external party that should be involved with each. 

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April 10, 2018 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Mike Saurbaugh, IANS Faculty

 IANS Vulnerability and Breach Update: Q1 2018

Vulnerabilities and breaches are mainstream news regularly. With a new vulnerability seemingly discovered daily, which should be taken more seriously (i.e., patch now!) and which are overhyped? In this quarterly research report, IANS Faculty Mike Saurbaugh updates clients on the top vulnerabilities and breaches from the past quarter and provides some real-world context and perspective.

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March 26, 2018 | Incident Response Planning

 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 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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January 22, 2018 | Incident Investigations, Handling and Tracking
By John Strand, IANS Faculty

 Roll Your Own Post-Incident Review Analysis System

With no commercial offerings available, organizations have little choice but to create their own frameworks for categorizing and analyzing findings from post-incident reviews. In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty John Strand suggests starting with categories from FIRST or NIS, and then bolstering that with MITRE's Att&ck Matrix to develop more fine-grained data.

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November 27, 2017 | Incident Response Planning
By Marty Gomberg, IANS Faculty

 Tailor Your Incident Response Training to the Role

Creating an effective incident response program requires adequate planning, awareness and education. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Marty Gomberg details exactly what needs to happen at each IR stage, and provides talking points for key groups to ensure they know their roles and can respond effectively.

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November 22, 2017 | Data Breaches

 Uber Tries to Cover Up Breach by Paying Hackers to Delete Data

On November 21, 2017, Bloomberg reported that Uber attempted to conceal an October 2016 data breach impacting 57 million customers by paying the hackers $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep quiet. The compromised data included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world, as well as the personal information of 7 million drivers.

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October 22, 2017 | Data Breaches
By Ken Van Wyk, IANS Faculty

 Van Wyk: Take Steps to Protect Yourself as a Consumer

With all the digital threats we face on a daily basis, it's a miracle we haven't all been hacked. To ensure the odds are in your favor, there are some informed and well-planned steps you can take to protect yourself as a consumer, particularly as the holiday shopping season approaches. 

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