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September 14, 2018 | Cloud Network and Host Controls

 Cloud Terminology Cheat Sheet (Updated)

This cheat sheet compares key services and cloud terms among major cloud services. This update provides Google Computer Platform (GCP) terminology, in addition to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft's Azure. 

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September 13, 2018 | Networking and Network Devices
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Six Secure Email Gateways Compared

Secure email gateways come in a variety of form factors and vary in terms of features, ease of integration, scalability and more. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford details the pros and cons of offerings from six vendors: Barracuda Networks, Cisco, Forcepoint, Microsoft, Symantec and Trend Micro.

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September 12, 2018 | Leadership Skills

 Cyber Insurance: Premiums Expected to Rise Through 2020

The market for standalone cyber insurance is growing rapidly. Estimates from different insurance institutions vary, but the expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for worldwide cybersecurity insurance premiums is expected to range from 15 percent (per Advisen) to 44 percent (per Aon) between 2015 and 2020.

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September 12, 2018 | Vendor and Partner Management

 Vendor Assessment Workflow

Successful vendor assessments are light and attuned to the context in which the vendor operates. This workflow steps through the process of classifying and vetting vendors in a way that results in faster, more accurate assessments without requiring massive questionnaires and a deluge of paperwork. 

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September 12, 2018 | Vendor and Partner Management
By Josh More, IANS Faculty

 Elevate Your Third-Party Risk Management Program

Third parties allow businesses to be nimble, increase profitability and gain a competitive advantage – but not without risk. In this report, IANS Faculty Josh More explains how to elevate your third-party risk program and move beyond basic questionnaires to a rigorous program to protect your business and your brand.

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September 11, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

 58% of Technology Companies Have Bug Bounty Programs

More than half of technology companies surveyed (58%) have bug bounty programs, far outpacing other industries. Health care, media/entertainment and financial services were the next most likely industries to have bug bounty programs.

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September 10, 2018 | Leadership Skills

 Improving Cybersecurity Ranks Among Top Board Priorities for 2018

Improving cybersecurity ranks as a top board priority in 2018 for almost half (49%) of IT leaders worldwide. Almost two-thirds (62%) identify improving business processes, delivering consistent and stable IT performance, and increasing operational efficiencies as the top-ranking IT issues that boards want to address in 2018.

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