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2019 Forum Curriculum Detail

The 2019 IANS Forum series consists of two-day events that bring together IT and information security practitioners for keynotes, breakout sessions, technology spotlight sessions and networking breaks. This brochure provides a detailed look at the topics we'll explore this year.

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Ensure Third-Party Contract Language Stipulates Appropriate Minimum Security Controls

Contract language becomes especially important when organizations let third parties handle protected health information (PHI). In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Mike Pinch recommends getting a BAA in place, in addition to specific language around controls like encryption, data sharing, etc.

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Tools & Templates

10 Tips for Presenting to the Board

Although each organization’s business model, infrastructure, personalities and security posture may be different, some common themes should be considered when communicating upward to the board of directors. Here are 10 tips designed to help you prepare and communicate important security-related information to assist the board in making sound decisions.

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Overview of Average Cyber Attack Costs by Industry

Retail incurs the highest costs associated with a cyber attack at $1.73 million, according to Radware analysis. High-tech is a close second at $1.7 million, followed by health care at $1.43 million and financial services at $1.24 million.

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Fewer Security Executives Reported to the CEO in 2018

One-quarter of CISOs or their equivalent reported to the CIO in 2018, up from 16 percent in 2017. Some 28% report to the CEO, which is down from 35 percent in 2017.