About IANS

IANS is an information security advisory and consulting firm, serving Fortune-class information security teams and professionals with in-depth insights and decision support regarding their most pressing technical and strategic challenges.

IANS provides access to information security experts (IANS Faculty) who address and solve our clients' challenges as they arise. We help security teams achieve technical excellence and improve engagement with the organization to drive security's impact deeper into the company.

Through a mix of research, consulting, and interactions with a peer community of security professionals, IANS serves as a comprehensive resource for information security teams.

Exclusive Security Focus Exclusive Security Focus

IANS works solely with IT security, risk management, and compliance issues. Our specialization in these areas gives us a depth of knowledge and focus that sets us apart from other advisory and consulting services in the marketplace today.

Peer Community Peer Community

With over 100 end-user security events annually, focused on both technical and strategic topics, IANS is unmatched in the level of peer-to-peer interaction we offer our clients.

Practitioner vs. Analyst Practitioner vs. Analyst

IANS Faculty members are expert information security practitioners who are working in the field today. Their insights are based on real-world experiences, not theoretical platitudes or vendor rankings that characterize a typical analyst firm approach.

Leadership Team

Phil Gardner

Phil Gardner

Founder & CEO

Mike Conley

Mike Conley

SVP, Sales

Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson

Chief Financial Officer


Dennis van Lingen

Chief Marketing Officer

Kathy Sullaway

Kathy Sullaway

SVP, Client Success & Operations

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