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June 9, 2017 | Recruiting, Hiring and Retention
By Mike Saurbaugh, IANS Faculty

 Build, Manage and Retain a Strong Security Staff

In a hiring environment where skilled infosec professionals are hard to come by, organizations need to do everything they can to differentiate themselves from the competition. In this report, IANS Faculty Mike Saurbaugh offers proven strategies for maintaining a strong security staff and reveals the results of his survey on students' expectations upon entering the information security workforce. 

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June 8, 2017 | Enterprise and IT Compliance Management
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 5 Tips for Migrating to a New Security Framework

Changing an organization's security program alignment is never an easy task. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Mike Pinch offers five key steps to take when migrating to a new security program, with specific guidance for switching to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. 

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May 24, 2017 | Security Policies and Strategy
By George Gerchow, IANS Faculty

 Get Your Security Spending Priorities in Order

Budgeting for new security initiatives requires prioritizing technologies that help improve security today -- and tomorrow. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty George Gerchow offers his take on the importance of cloud access security brokers, privileged access management and other tools for companies moving to the cloud.

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May 2, 2017 | Team Structure and Management
By Mike Saurbaugh, IANS Faculty

 Creating a Workable Security Ambassador Program

We all know the importance of getting the business actively involved in security, but what's the best way to go about it? In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty Mike Saurbaugh explains how to build a workable security ambassador program that can act as a force multiplier across the business.

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April 25, 2017 | Team Structure and Management
By David Kolb, IANS Faculty

 Thriving When Policy and Business Priorities Clash

Corporate policy and business priorities live at two ends of a spectrum, and security professionals often find themselves at the collision point. In this report, IANS Faculty David Kolb and Chief Research Officer Stan Dolberg explore three types of intelligence (emotional, organizational and political) and offer tips for harnessing them to thrive in an environment where policies and priorities often clash. 

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April 20, 2017 | Security Policies and Strategy
By Kevin Beaver, IANS Faculty

 Beaver: Policies Don't Get Hacked, So Why Do They Get All the Attention?

What's the first thing everyone seems to talk about when information security is brought up? Policies. But as security professionals, we need to stop relying on words and let our actions do the talking. Technical controls have to be in place in order for policies to be enforced in most situations, and where that’s not possible or feasible, do something else – whatever it takes.

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