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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  • Product: IANS content served in various formats (i.e. Ask-An-Expert Writeups, Faculty Reports, *Content Aggregator)
    • *Content Aggregator: Third-party content formatted in ready-to-use slides for presentations to the C-suite and lines of business
      • Single Slides: PowerPoint slides including speaker notes
      • Compilations: Collections of single slides on specific information security topics
      • Executive Briefings: Topical slides with an added viewpoint from the IANS Faculty
      • Icon Library: A collection of cybersecurity themed icons ready to use in slideshows
  • Topic: Primary and secondary IANS taxonomies (i.e. Cloud Computing, Infrastructure, Management & Leadership)
  • Author: Creator of a piece of content (i.e. particular IANS Faculty member)
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Tools & Templates

IANS Risk Register Tool (Updated with NIST Mapping)

Building a Risk Register is a critical undertaking for organizations of all sizes, and there are a number of factors that contribute to its accuracy and success. This tool (updated with NIST mapping) offers a step-by-step guide for identifying risk and harm, calculating exposure and adopting appropriate security controls. 

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Tools & Templates

Privacy Program Maturity Levels

Privacy programs range in maturity, with organizations progressing from no privacy risk management practices or program (pre-launch) to having fully documented, approved and implemented practices (Levels 3-4).

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Tools & Templates

Security Awareness Blog Templates

A key responsibility of information security is ensuring end users have the strategies and know-how to keep their own data safe. These blog templates provide real-world advice designed to help non-technical employees and execs know what to do and how to do it.

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Tools & Templates

Privacy Program Milestone Checklist

Creating a privacy program from scratch is difficult at best. Organizations should try to meet these key milestones to ensure their new privacy program is comprehensive, effective and efficient.

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Tools & Templates

Vendor Risk Management Questionnaire

This questionnaire can be used to determine both the scope and threat potential when onboarding new vendors, software and services. 

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