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June 19, 2018 | Encryption, Digital Signatures, Certificates, Tokenization
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Three Success Factors for SSH Key Management

Despite the fact that most enterprises use hundreds of thousands of SSH keys on a regular basis, few have the right pieces in place to manage them effectively. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner says successful SSH key management depends on three factors: strong configuration management, mature service management and effective policy management.

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June 6, 2018 | Budgeting
By Rich Guida, IANS Faculty

 Security Spend Guideline

This table shows what most organizations consider a security spend vs. spending for other departments (IT, operations, network, etc.). While there are no hard-and-fast rules, this table provides a general, time-tested guideline.

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May 24, 2018 | Security Policies and Strategy
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 OTT Messaging Apps: Know the Risks

Over-the-top (OTT) messaging apps like WhatsApp and WeChat claim to offer top-notch privacy and security, but are they enterprise-ready? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner says that while such apps are actually more secure than email, they do have their downsides. He offers his recommendations, along with caveats around device, compliance and data retention.

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May 15, 2018 | Security Policies and Strategy
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Ensure Employees Follow Acceptable Use Guidelines

In the age of social media, ensuring employees know and follow acceptable use guidelines for corporate assets is both more difficult and more critical. In this Ask-an-Expert written responses, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner says behavior-driven policies and frequent reminders about data monitoring, storage and disclosure obligations are key.

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May 3, 2018 | Recruiting, Hiring and Retention

 Cybersecurity Skills Gap: Too Many Threats, Too Few Professionals

The global shortfall of information security professionals is expected to reach 3.5 million by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. Meanwhile, organizations believe only half of the applicants they receive for infosec positions are qualified for the jobs, and another 53 percent of organizations face delays as long as six months to find and hire qualified candidates.

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April 24, 2018 | Security Policies and Strategy
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Set Optimal Policies for Securing NLP Devices

Consumer digital assistants (CDAs) that use natural language processing (NLP) are proliferating, but are Alexa and Siri safe for the enterprise? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner details why CDAs are not enterprise-ready and should not be allowed on corporate networks, but he does offer some rules of thumb for creating enterprise-ready NLP solutions. 

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