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October 19, 2018 | Incident Response Planning

 Ransomware Preparation and Response Checklist

Like other network events and security incidents, ransomware infections should be integrated into your overall business continuity efforts and incident response plan. This checklist steps you through the process. 

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October 12, 2018 | Data Breaches

 Post-Incident Q&A Checklist

While no two cybersecurity incidents are the same, questions from the media, customers and other external stakeholder groups tend to cover the same topics following the disclosure of a breach. This checklist contains 10 of the most commonly asked questions companies should be prepared to answer following a cybersecurity incident, along with high-level guidance for responding to inquiries.

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October 12, 2018 | Incident Response Planning

 Cyber Incident Communications Checklist

This high-level communications checklist is designed to be followed during the first 72 hours of an incident. It is meant to guide the response process as the incident develops and should be adjusted to suit a company’s bandwidth and operations, as well as the circumstances of the incident. 

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October 5, 2018 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Mike Saurbaugh, IANS Faculty

 IANS Vulnerability and Breach Update: Q3 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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September 28, 2018 | Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR)

 Business Impact Analysis Template

This template can be used to help the business identify and prioritize critical assets that must be protected and recovered during a business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) event.  

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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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