How we differ.

We're wired into the security community.

With close to 100 end-user security events annually, we are unmatched in the level of peer-to-peer interaction we offer our clients. We provide a safe environment to network, share experiences and discuss challenges.

Our Faculty are in the trenches.

IANS Faculty members are expert information security practitioners. Their insights are based on real-world experiences. They understand the key issues you face and deliver actionable recommendations, research, and step-by-step guidance.

We focus exclusively on security.

Security is all we do, and it always has been. What matters to the CISO and team matters to us. We specialize in providing in-depth knowledge and practical insights you can use both with your team and when interacting with the C-suite.

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Networking with Peers

Vince Aimutis, Federated Mutual Insurance

Security as a Social Science

Doug Graham, formerly at Nuance Communications

Share Stories Across Industry

Paul Hypki, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota

Sustainable Maximization of the Value of IANS

Nick Mankovich, formerly at Becton Dickinson

A Focus on Cybersecurity and Nothing Else

Janet Oren, Legg Mason

No Organization Can Do It Alone

Phil Gardner, IANS

I Like Getting Down in the Weeds

Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

Incubator to Share Ideas

John Strand, IANS Faculty

Bill Brenner

4 Takeaways from RSA 2020

When RSA 2020 organizers chose “The Human Element” as this year’s theme, they were thinking of how security technology is only as good as the people who build, deploy and manage it. Here are four takeaways based on my discussions with IANS clients and Faculty, contacts from the larger InfoSec community and from some of the sessions.


Consumer Privacy Regs Will Jump the Pond – CISOs Need to Observe, Understand & Act

My old Navy flight instructor once told me that “not making a decision IS a decision”. That stuck with me. His words come to mind when I consider Washington, DC’s stalled approach to protecting consumer privacy and regulating the downside of new technologies, including facial recognition, machine learning and AI.


The Secret Trait of Fortune 500 CISOs

What's the single biggest factor in a CISO candidate getting hired for a coveted Fortune 500 or government position? IANS CEO Phil Gardner recently posed this question to five of InfoSec's top executive recruiters, and they all came back with the same answer.

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Decision Support

End-User Decision Support is our flagship offering delivered through an annual subscription service designed for CISOs and their teams. IANS connects you with independent experts and practitioners who have ‘been there, seen it, and done it,’ enabling you to accelerate your capabilities and make informed decisions.

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We work with you to shape engagements and provision them with the right IANS Faculty experts. Your project will never be staffed with junior level consultants. Our expertise is built from hands-on experience. We staff your project with doers who recommend actions, and then help you take them.

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Our events feature IANS Faculty members who offer a breadth of in-the-weeds advice and high-level guidance for the entire security team. Designed for you to engage with like-minded security professionals in a supportive environment, you’ll learn from a variety of industry approaches and use cases.

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