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January 30, 2018 | Encryption, Digital Signatures, Certificates, Tokenization
By Steve Coplan, IANS Faculty

 Cloud Key Management Services: An Overview

Moving to the cloud is fraught with critical decisions, not the least of which is key management. in this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Steve Coplan explains the challenges in implementing strong cloud key management and provides an overview of cloud service provider and partner offerings, as well as newer as-a-service options.

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January 25, 2018 | Patch Management
By Josh More, IANS Faculty

 Streamline Patching for Third-Party Apps

Patching Windows systems is difficult enough without adding third-party tools like Java, Adobe and others to the mix. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Josh More explains how achieving patch management maturity requires a combination of imaging, deployment, patching and vulnerability scanning technologies, plus a large degree of automation.

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January 24, 2018 | Key Technologies

 Most Companies Plan to Increase Public Cloud Use by 2020

The continued shift to the cloud is no secret, and a survey of IT executives at 90 organizations found that while just 40 percent currently have more than 10 percent of their workloads in the public cloud, 80 percent expect to have that amount in public-cloud platforms by 2020.

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January 24, 2018 | Security Policies and Strategy
By Rich Guida, IANS Faculty

 Create a Security Roadmap from Scratch

Creating a security roadmap that both keeps the organization secure and gets top management on board is no easy feat. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Rich Guida explains how the best plans address an organization's most critical risks while showing agility and improvement over time. 

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January 23, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Only 61% of U.S. Employees Know What Phishing Is

A survey of 1,000 U.S. employees found that only 61 percent could correctly answer the question, “What is phishing?” Phishing has become one of the most effective ways for attackers to gain network access, and employee awareness is a critical component to defending against these types of attacks.

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January 23, 2018 | Leadership Skills

 2018 IT and Security Executive Salaries

The salary range for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) is between $170,500 and $287,000, according to Robert Half. For Chief Security Officers (CSOs), the range is $143,250 to $241,000.

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January 22, 2018 | Key Technologies

 How Organizations are Using AI Today

A total of 88 percent of U.S. organizations said they are currently using artificial intelligence (AI) as part of their cybersecurity efforts. Among those, 76 percent said they use it for malware detection, 61 percent for malicious IP blocking and 46 percent for website classification.

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