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July 17, 2018 | Authentication
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 Blockchain as an Infosec Strength and Weakness

As crypto currency trading grows more popular, people are hearing a lot about how the Blockchain is key to making it all work. Meanwhile, security experts are talking more about the technology as a defensive asset and, if abused, a dangerous threat vector. In this webinar, IANS Faculty Michael Pinch walks through how Blockchain came about, how it works and how it’s central to managing digital currency transactions. He also reviews how it can be used to bolster security, how the bad guys can exploit it to launch attacks, and what organizations can do to protect themselves.

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July 10, 2018 | Business Productivity
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 Tag External Email Efficiently and Effectively

Many organizations are considering tagging external email as way to raise awareness for internal users, but what is the best way to go about it? In this live Ask-an-Expert interaction, IANS Faculty Michael Pinch recommends some best practices but also suggests using tools like SPF, DKIM and DMARC for added security. 

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June 11, 2018 | Cloud Application and Data Controls
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 Best Practices for AWS Access Management

When moving to a cloud platform like Amazon Web Services (AWS), functions like identity and access management become even more critical. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Michael Pinch suggests easing the process by leveraging SAML 2.0 to authenticate corporate Active Directory (AD) accounts to the cloud. 

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June 7, 2018 | Threat Intelligence and Modeling
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 Threat Intel: From Feed Frenzy to ROI

Fostering good, actionable threat intelligence doesn't have to be complicated. In this report, IANS Faculty Michael Pinch details practical ways to improve your threat intelligence capabilities and ensure your threat intelligence investments reap a real-life return. 

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May 22, 2018 | Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Log Management
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 Help Operations Understand the Importance of Log Monitoring

Faced with the log monitoring prowess of mature cybersecurity teams, some IT operations staffers are starting to believe they no longer need to participate in log management/monitoring. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Mike Pinch explains why this is a mistake, citing both IT operational excellence frameworks and the need for a layered defense.

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April 30, 2018 | Fraud Detection
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 Use Benford’s Analysis to Ease Fraud Detection

Health insurance fraud detection is a bit outside most infosec professionals' comfort zones, but some simple analytics can help surface potential indicators. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Mike Pinch explains how to use Benford's law to surface anomalies in data sets and make uncovering potential fraud easier.

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December 20, 2017 | Penetration Testing and Red Teaming
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 Purple Teaming: It’s Easier Than You Think

Red and blue team capabilities are both important when it comes to uncovering and stopping threats, but combining the two to proactively execute attacks and monitor gaps in defenses is even more valuable. In this report, IANS Faculty Mike Pinch explains the benefits of purple teaming and offers tips for getting started. 

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September 26, 2017 | Authentication
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 Determine the Best MFA Fit: Duo vs. Azure

When it comes to deploying effective multifactor authentication (MFA) across a large user enterprise, success depends on matching the MFA solution to your operational strategy. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Michael Pinch provides a functional comparison of both Duo and Microsoft Azure MFA in terms of security, channels, ease of use and ease of enrollment.

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September 8, 2017 | Data Classification
By Michael Pinch, IANS Faculty

 Data Classification: Design for the Human, Enforce with Technology

Data classification policies can be difficult for end users to interpret, leaving organizations open to data leakage issues and more. In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty Mike Pinch details the importance of creating human-friendly policies and ensuring employee awareness but also backstopping the process with layered technology solutions such as DLP and DRM. 

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