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February 7, 2018 | Business Productivity
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Choose a Secure Executive Portal

Executive portals and board books must be both easy enough for top execs to use and secure enough to keep board-level information safe. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faulty Aaron Turner considers the pros and cons of three offerings: Boardvantage, Diligent and BoardPad.

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February 7, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Data Breaches Spiked in U.S., Worldwide in 2017

The rate of successful breaches reached an all-time high in 2017 for both mid-sized and enterprise class organizations. More than two-thirds (67%) of global organizations and nearly three fourths (71%) in the U.S. having been breached at some point since 2016.

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February 6, 2018 | Key Technologies

 70% of Companies Place Greater Emphasis on IoT Security

As the Internet of Things (IoT) gains ground and its potential security vulnerabilities are revealed, companies are placing greater emphasis on security standards around their IoT initiatives. The majority of firms surveyed (70%) have already implemented higher IoT security standards.

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February 6, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Overview of Cyber Attack Types

With cyber incidents at an all-time high and perpetrators seeming to develop new methods of attack virtually every day, there is a corresponding rise in perceived vulnerability among respondents.

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February 6, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Overview of U.S. Cyber Incidents in 2017

Respondents from the United States were just above the average for the number of cyber incidents suffered (87% against an average of 86%), with email-based phishing attacks the most likely to be experienced (39%). The next most likely cyber incidents to be experienced include a virus or worm attack (37%) and a data breach (33%).

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February 6, 2018 | Leadership Skills

 2018 Information Security Salaries

Information security salaries vary by level of experience and geographic location in 2018. Robert Half found that the high salary range for Chief Security Officers is approximately $241,000.

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February 6, 2018 | Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Log Management
By Justin Searle, IANS Faculty

 Strike the Right Balance When Logging Windows Events

Deciding what to log - and what not to log - is more of art than a science. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Justin Searle recommends starting with regulatory requirements and Microsoft's audit policy recommendations, as well as using the Suspect subscription to ensure  Windows event logs stay manageable and actionable.

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February 5, 2018 | Vendor and Partner Management
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Understand and Manage Offshore Contractor Risk

Using offshore contractors in countries like India presents a host of risks, beyond those faced when working with U.S.-based third parties. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner urges companies to focus on both geopolitical and human risk factors when choosing an overseas partner.

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February 5, 2018 | Regulations & Legislation
By George Gerchow, IANS Faculty

 5 Practical Steps to GDPR Success

With all the noise, panic and questions about the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it’s difficult to discern the right mix of policies, procedures and technologies to ensure compliance. In this webinar, IANS Faculty George Gerchow helps you prioritize the practical steps you can take today – and the tougher steps you can safely put off for tomorrow – to ensure your organization is fully prepared when the ruling comes into full force this May.

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