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, 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


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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Cyber Insurance Will Grow Up: Are You Ready?

The last day of RSA is usually a ghost town. So I was surprised to find hundreds of folks crowding into seats for a Friday morning session, all to hear Robert Jones and Garin Pace of AIG discuss “Debunking Myths for Cyber Insurance.”

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CISOs: 3 Ways to Increase Your Clout with the Board and C-Suite

For the past couple of quarters, I’ve been leading regional working group sessions focused on increasing the CISO’s clout with the Board and the C-Suite. InfoSec often lacks the influence and budget it deserves, and these CISO-only sessions have been helpful in revealing ways around these common problems.

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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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