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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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Use Log Data to Monitor Application Access

What's the best way to build a standard for data logging within applications? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Marcus Ranum explains how it all comes down to creating well-documented taxonomies and parsable data structures.

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Tips for Evaluating Threat Intel Vendors

How can organizations best vet vendors providing intel on fraud, dark web chatter and geopolitical threats? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Jake Williams recommends several criteria but underscores that context is most critical.

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Justify the Need for a Security Operations Center (SOC)

Why would an organization need a SOC if it's never been hit by a true security event? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Jake Williams explains how SOCs help shore up critical security controls while ensuring all alerts are reviewed - even those that may appear benign.

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Poll: Can Security and IT Share the SIEM Effectively?

Is it feasible for the SIEM to be used by both IT and security? In this Viewpoints report, IANS Faculty Michael Pinch, Rocky DeStefano, George Gerchow and Davi Ottenheimer offer their recommendations.