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June 11, 2018 | Leadership Skills

 CTOs Handle Infosec for Many Banks That Lack CISOs

For banks that don’t have a CISO, the chief technology officer handles cybersecurity responsibilities at 37% of banking organizations, according to banking industry executives and board members, while CIOs and outside consultants handle information security for another 36%.

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June 7, 2018 | Threat Intelligence and Modeling
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 Threat Intel: From Feed Frenzy to ROI

Fostering good, actionable threat intelligence doesn't have to be complicated. In this report, IANS Faculty Michael Pinch details practical ways to improve your threat intelligence capabilities and ensure your threat intelligence investments reap a real-life return. 

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June 6, 2018 | Budgeting

 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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June 5, 2018 | Network Access Controls (NAC)
By Jennifer Minella, IANS Faculty

 Choose the Right NAC Solution

The success of a NAC solution depends heavily on an organization's specific goals and network environment, but certain features can make or break an implementation. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Jennifer Minella compares products from four vendors - Aruba, Bradford, Cisco and ForeScout - across four key feature areas.

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May 31, 2018 | Encryption, Digital Signatures, Certificates, Tokenization
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Consider Three Cloud-Ready Encryption Options

As organizations make the move to the cloud, many are realizing it's time to re-think their current encryption toolset. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner suggests three cloud-ready options: AWS KMS, Azure Key Vault and Gemalto.

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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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May 29, 2018 | Threat Intelligence and Modeling
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Adapt Threat Models to Thawing U.S.-North Korea Relations

Is the cyber threat from North Korea likely to lessen, now that relations between North and South Korea, as well as the U.S., seem to be progressing? Not really, says IANS Faculty Aaron Turner. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, he explains why all signs point to increased North Korean cyberattack activity instead and lists some likely targets.

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