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September 25, 2017 | IT Service Management
By George Gerchow, IANS Faculty

 Top 5 GRC Solutions to Consider

The market for governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) solutions continues to evolve, but certain vendors consistently work their way to the top of most organizations' short lists. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty George Gerchow offers his take on five top vendors: LockPath, MetricStream, ZenGRC, RSA Archer and ServiceNow.

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September 20, 2017 | Account Provisioning
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Revoke Network Access Efficiently and Effectively

Depending on the human element and manual notifications to revoke network access when users leave the company is neither scalable nor dependable. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner suggests using some script-based workarounds to automate the process while evaluating the move to a newer, more automated IDAM platform for the future.

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September 18, 2017 | Cloud Application and Data Controls
By Shannon Lietz, IANS Faculty

 M&A Playbook: Merging Domains in the Cloud

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are complicated enough without adding AWS instances to the mix. In this Ask-an-Expert live interaction, IANS Faculty Shannon Lietz provides a playbook for ensuring an acquired company's AWS environment is integrated quickly and securely.

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September 15, 2017 | Security Awareness, Phishing, Social Engineering
By Mike Saurbaugh, IANS Faculty

 Phishing Stories From the Wild

We all know phishing is a problem, but how can the security team best convey the breadth and depth of the issue to end users? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Mike Saurbaugh helps frame the threat by detailing several examples of real-world data breaches caused by phone-, text- and spear-phishing campaigns.

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September 15, 2017 | Data Breaches
By Kevin Beaver, IANS Faculty

 The Equifax Breach: What Happened and What to Do About It

The Equifax breach, which exposed the personal information of more than 143 million consumers, is one of the largest in recent history. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Kevin Beaver explains how the breach happened, what users need to do to protect themselves and how information security teams can ensure their organizations don't make similar mistakes - or headlines.

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September 13, 2017 | Vendor and Partner Management
By Josh More, IANS Faculty

 Create Optimal Contract Language to Enable App Security Assessments via the Cloud

Getting application vendors to agree to have their wares tested in the cloud can  pose challenges, especially because many vendor contracts prohibit the sharing of code, binaries or other data with outside parties. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Josh More offers some sample contract language to make it work. 

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