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June 11, 2018 | Cloud Application and Data Controls
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 Best Practices for AWS Access Management

When moving to a cloud platform like Amazon Web Services (AWS), functions like identity and access management become even more critical. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Michael Pinch suggests easing the process by leveraging SAML 2.0 to authenticate corporate Active Directory (AD) accounts to the cloud. 

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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 11, 2018 | Leadership Skills

 Information Security Jobseekers’ Top Priorities

Cybersecurity professionals prefer organizations that invest in training, cybersecurity awareness and emerging security technologies. Other important attributes include clearly defined ownership of cybersecurity responsibilities and having a CISO.

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June 11, 2018 | Leadership Skills

 Overview of Cybersecurity Governance in the Banking industry

One-third of bank boards of directors handle cybersecurity governance within the board’s risk committee. A full 29 percent handle cybersecurity governance at the full board level, while still others handle it within the board’s technology committee (19%) and audit committee (15%).

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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
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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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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