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February 14, 2018 | Authentication
By Andrew Carroll, IANS Faculty

 Understanding Blockchain’s Promise for Identity Management

While blockchains were developed to solve problems very different from identity management, some vendors (and enterprises) are beginning to explore how blockchains could be used to both secure and provide more granular control over digital identities. In this report, IANS Faculty Andrew Carroll explains the pros and cons of using blockchains for identity, and provides a practical overview of the vendors addressing the space.  

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February 13, 2018 | Security Analytics and Visualization
By John Strand, IANS Faculty,
     Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Cut Through the AI/ML Hype

Vendors across the board are touting artificial intelligence and machine learning as the next big thing in security, but how practical is it for today's enterprises? In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty John Strand and Aaron Turner discuss the current state of the technology and offer practical ways to assess vendor offerings.

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February 12, 2018 | Leadership Skills

 2017 IT and Security Executive Salaries

Salaries for IT and security executives can vary greatly depending on level of experience and geographic location. Mondo found that the high range for CISOs in 2017 was approximately $250,000 per year.

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February 12, 2018 | Leadership Skills

 2017 Information Security Salaries

Salaries for information security professionals can vary greatly depending on level of experience and geographic location. Mondo found that the high end of the range for application security engineers in 2017 was approximately $210,000.

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February 8, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Barriers Preventing Implementation of Data Security Controls/Practices

Concerns about performance and business process impact tops the list of barriers to implementing data security controls (42% globally, 46% U.S.), though complexity is closing the gap. Even the perception that data security is complex remains a top barrier to data security (43% globally, 44% U.S.).

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February 8, 2018 | Encryption, Digital Signatures, Certificates, Tokenization
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Best Practices in Secrets Management

Keeping secrets like passwords, private SSH keys, certificates and API tokens safe requires more than just a secure data store. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford steps you through the tools and processes for ensuring all your secrets stay secret.

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