Insights Portal

The IANS Insights Portal contains thousands of research articles, Ask-An-Expert responses, Tools & Templates, Executive Communications materials, Content Aggregator updates and IANS event takeaways. Here you will find a collection of anonymized case studies and real-world examples containing tangible, actionable advice to help you address your organization's challenges.

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Tools & Templates

Policy Ownership Guide

Who should own which infosec policies and why? This guide details the appropriate owners of individual infosec policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

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Tools & Templates

Open Source Tool Guide

This guide lists a range of open source security tools used by IANS Faculty across several information security areas, including cloud, data protection, infrastructure, leadership, networking, operations, incident response and malware/threat defense. 

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Tools & Templates

Perimeter Security Checklist

Perimeter security is critically important. This high-level checklist provides best practice steps to keep your perimeter and organization secure.

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Tools & Templates

Due Diligence Questionnaire

This questionnaire is used during the due diligence phase of the third-party risk management process. It is developed based on the security and financial risks identified and quantified in the initial risk assessment, completed by vendors and then numerically scored by the third-party risk assessment team. 

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Tools & Templates

CISO Communications Checklist

Today, CISOs are called on to brief company leadership, present at industry-leading conferences and speak with the media. This checklist is designed to help CISOs prepare to present confidently, set themselves apart from their peers and preserve the trust and confidence of company leadership.