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Tools & Templates

Incident Response Plan Template

The time for putting a comprehensive incident response (IR) plan in place is well before you face an incident. This template is for an operational IR guide for cybersecurity incidents. It includes general procedural guidance, as well as scenario-specific guidance. 

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Break Down the Barriers Between IT and Physical Security

Getting IT and physical security teams to work together can be challenging. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Chris Poulin says the key is to foster respect between the two groups and focus on ways their combined expertise can improve security overall.

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Best Practices for Staffing and Tooling a SaaS-based IAM Program

Creating a new IAM program requires focused attention on staffing and tooling. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Wolfgang Goerlich offers some best practice recommendations for both.

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Create Effective Public Cloud Security Standards

All security teams moving to the public cloud should adopt cloud-specific security standards. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Matthew Chiodi recommends using ISO/IEC 27001 and 27017 as a foundation, and then customizing from there.

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Tools & Templates

Vulnerability Exception Form Template

Exceptions must sometimes be made during the vulnerability management process. This template uses a simple reporting-analysis-approval workflow to document the details of an exception to a vulnerability management process, the proposed workaround/mitigation strategy, analysis and approval process.