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August 15, 2018 | DevOps Organization and Strategy
By Jason Gillam, IANS Faculty

 Shift Left: Drive the Sec into DevSecOps

In the fast-moving world of Agile and DevOps environments, security needs to become an integral part of the continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) process. In this report, IANS Faculty Jason Gillam examines the tactics and strategies of successful DevSecOps organizations and discusses ways to foster the right organizational mindset to get everyone on the same page.

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August 8, 2018 | Mobile Client Devices
By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

 Create a Practical Mobile Security Roadmap

Mobile devices in the enterprise are simply a given today. So why are they so difficult to secure? In this report, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner provides some key insights into the true risk of top mobile platforms like Apple iOS and Google Android, and offers practical strategies for properly managing and securing them.

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August 1, 2018 | AppDev Frameworks
By Josh More, IANS Faculty

 Containerization: Know the Pros and Cons

As more DevOps organizations shift from virtualization technologies to container platforms like Docker, they quickly find configuring and locking down these container environments is no easy task. In this report, IANS Faculty Josh More details the advantages and risks of containerization tools, and offers tips for securing them properly.

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July 25, 2018 | Vendor and Partner Management
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Optimize Your Vendor Toolset

Security teams typically find they accumulate too many security tools, many of which may overlap in scope or provide less value over time. In this report, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford explains how to put the right processes in place to ensure you continually re-evaluate your critical toolsets and more fully optimize your operations. 

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July 19, 2018 | Regulations & Legislation
By Josh More, IANS Faculty

 California‚Äôs New Privacy Law: Impacts and Advice

In late June, California rushed the nation’s first modern privacy law to completion.  In this report, IANS Faculty Josh More explains the timing and specifics of the law, how it stacks up against the EU's GDPR and how organizations can ensure they become compliant by the time the law comes into force in January 2020.

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July 17, 2018 | Encryption, Digital Signatures, Certificates, Tokenization
By Josh More, IANS Faculty

 Blockchain and Digital Currencies: Why They Matter Now

Blockchain and digital currencies are hot topics in the news and the board room, but security teams are just now putting them on their radar. In this report, IANS Faculty Josh More details how the technologies work, how the system is being exploited and what organizations can do to protect themselves.

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July 6, 2018 | Malware and Advanced Threats
By Mike Saurbaugh, IANS Faculty

 IANS Vulnerability and Breach Update: Q2 2018

Vulnerabilities and breaches are mainstream news regularly. With a new vulnerability seemingly discovered daily, which should be taken more seriously (i.e., patch now!) and which are overhyped? In this quarterly research report, IANS Faculty Mike Saurbaugh updates clients on the top vulnerabilities and breaches from the past quarter and provides some real-world context and perspective.

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July 5, 2018 | Cloud Network and Host Controls
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 IANS Cloud Security Update: Q2 2018

As organizations continue to move services and computing assets into cloud service provider environments, the need for adequate security controls grows as well. In this quarterly research report, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford updates IANS’ clients on the new developments occurring in the cloud security arena.

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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 23, 2018 | Threat Detection and Hunt Teaming
By Ondrej Krehel, IANS Faculty

 Mature Your Threat Hunting Program

How sophisticated is your threat hunting program? No matter your level, the key to success is in collecting and analyzing the right data sets with the right tools, people and processes. In this report, IANS Faculty Ondrej Krehel explains the different levels of threat hunting maturity and offer tips for moving up the scale and incrementally improving your program.

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