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Understand the Gov Side of Azure and AWS

How do AWS' and Azure's government clouds differ from their regular cloud environments? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty George Gerchow lists their many downsides, not the least of which is a lack of support for micro-services.

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Explain the Value of a SOC to the Business

Security operations centers (SOCs) are fast becoming table stakes for minimally viable security programs, but what's the best way to explain their importance to the business? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Mick Douglas says the main way is to emphasize that well-designed SOCs often do far more than handle security events.

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GDPR: Netherlands Has Reported the Most Breaches

Some 59,000 data breaches have been reported since the General Data Protection Regulation took effect on May 25, 2018 through January 28, 2019. The Netherlands has reported the most breaches, largely due to the fact that it was the only EU country with a pre-GDPR data breach notification requirement. Germany was second with 12,600 and the UK was third with 10,600 breaches reported.

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Overview of 2018 Data Breaches By Industry

Nearly half of all data breaches (46%) reported last year occurred in retail/hospitality/utilities, while 29 percent were reported in the medical/health care industry. Another 11 percent of reported breaches affected banking/credit/financial industries.

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Faculty Reports

Vendor Risk Management: How a Tagging Approach Helps Streamline and Improve the Process

Many vendor management programs today struggle with lengthy reviews, rising costs and increasing levels of uncertainty. In this report, IANS Faculty Josh More introduces the concept of tagging, a more flexible vendor assessment process designed to streamline and improve critical vendor management tasks, from classifying vendors to developing appropriate questionnaires.