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March 15, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Number of Cyber Attacks Faced by Organizations Worldwide in 2017

Nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of U.S. organizations saw zero to five cyber attacks against them in 2017, while 37% faced six or more cyber attacks. Comparatively, Canada, the UK and Germany each had higher numbers of organizations with six or more cyber attacks. Some 59% of Canadian companies faced six or more attacks.

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March 14, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 Seven Basic Steps of a Risk Assessment

Conducting risk assessments is an integral part of an organization’s cybersecurity efforts. The first steps are to identify threats, characterize your existing systems and determine their inherent risks and impact to your organization. Next, organizations need to analyze their control environment, calculate a risk rating and implement strategies to reduce the threats.

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March 14, 2018 | Leadership Skills

 U.S. Security Architect Salaries

U.S. security architect salaries vary greatly by city, state and region. San Francisco offers security architects the highest median base salary at $144,000, followed by Washington DC at $142,000, and Atlanta and Houston, tied at $125,000.

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March 13, 2018 | Account Provisioning
By Andrew Carroll, IANS Faculty

 Ease IDAM by Automating Three Key Processes

Automating identity and access management (IDAM) processes can make a security organization more efficient and effective, but where to start? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Andrew Carroll suggests automating three key functions: network provisioning/de-provisioning, entitlement review and application role provisioning.

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