InfoSec Tools & Guides

Each downloadable piece featured below is a fully-detailed, actionable resource that's part of a larger collection of infosec content available to our clients in the IANS Insights Portal.

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Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

SEC Cyber Disclosure Checklist

by Josh More, IANS Faculty

This checklist provides a streamlined list of requirements that take effect 30 days following publication of the adopting release in the Federal Register, allowing organizations to quickly assess any gaps that need to be addressed.

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Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

Tips for Reducing AI Risk

by Joshua Marpet, IANS Faculty

This report explains some measures that can be taken to minimize the risk of AI use, abuse and accidents impacting reputation or revenue.

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Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

IANS Security, Privacy and Compliance Law Update: Q4 2023

by Rebecca Herold, IANS Faculty

This Report provides updates on emerging international compliance laws and regulations that impact the information security and privacy communities.

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Vendor Management

Cost vs. Complexity: A More Practical Two-Dimensional Vendor Analysis

by Josh More, IANS Faculty

This Report presents a different way to do two-dimensional analysis that aims to help you contextualize your decision to your specific environment/needs to help you determine which vendors work best in certain types of companies and technology environments.

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Vendor Management

Classic+ Vendor Management Policy Template

by Josh More, IANS Faculty

This Guide breaks the classic+ approach to vendor management, enabling your organization to draw from the benefits of the classic and modern approach that is less likely to trigger objections and concerns from others.

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Third-Party Risk Management

TPRM Market Guide

by Wolfgang Goerlich and Josh More, IANS Faculty

In this Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) Guide, IANS breaks down the current state of the TPRM market to provide relevant recommendations for organizations looking to invest in a solution this year.

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Malware and Advanced Threats

Third-Party Ransomware Incident Handling Playbook

by Jake Williams, IANS Faculty

Use this playbook to help your organization assess and mitigate impact in the event of a third-party vendor ransomware incident.

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Vulnerability Assessment and Management

IANS Vulnerability and Breach Update: Q4 2023

by Mike Saurbaugh, IANS Faculty

In this quarterly research report, IANS updates you on the top vulnerabilities and breaches from the past quarter and provides some real-world context and perspective.

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Security Awareness, Phishing, Social Engineering

Security Awareness Blog Templates

by IANS Faculty

This template serves as a baseline breakdown of security, it’s role within your organization, and steps employees should take to ensure they aren’t exposing your organization to unnecessary risk.

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Security Policies and Strategy

AI Acceptable Use Policy Template

by Joshua Maret, IANS Faculty & Jason Garbis, IANS Faculty

Find best practices to help create and govern your organization’s policy on acceptable generative AI use cases.

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Risk Management

5 Real-World Use Cases for AI and How Best to Secure Them

by Josh More, IANS Faculty

Understand the main issues with AI, along with common business use cases and recommendations for protecting the organization when using each.

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Management and Leadership

8 Ways to Mitigate the Risks of ChatGPT and Generative AI

by Jake Williams, IANS Faculty

Identify and learn about the top risks of AI tools and find recommendations on how to mitigate those risks.

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Vendor and Partner Management

Third-Party Software Security Checklist

by Richard Seiersen, IANS Faculty

Find four high-level best practices for securing third-party software in this Third-Party Software Security Checklist by IANS Faculty member, Richard Seiersen.

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Metrics and Reporting

Create Incident Response Metrics Worth Reporting

by Adrian Sanabria, IANS Faculty

Learn how to create IR metrics that focus on improvement and resonate with management using our 'Create Incident Response Metrics Worth Reporting' guide.

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INCIDENT RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

Tabletop Scenario Templates

by Bill Dean, IANS Faculty

Help better prepare your organization for potential cyberattacks using these 8 tabletop scenario templates.

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Executive Development

5 Attributes of Top-Performing CISOs

by IANS Research

Further your professional development as a security leader by downloading our ‘5 Attributes of Top-Performing CISOs’ research report.

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Enterprise Software

GRC Roles and Responsibilities Checklist

by Justin Leapline, IANS Faculty

Find a timesaving checklist that details the GRC tasks commonly implemented at most organizations.

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Networking

Zero Trust: A Step-by-Step Guide

by Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

Gain insights on the implementation of zero trust tools and technologies in this step-by-step guide from IANS Faculty member, Dave Shackleford.

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Incident Response and Recovery

Ransomware Prep Toolkit

by Dave Shackleford

Use our Ransomware Prep Toolkit from IANS Faculty, Dave Shackleford to prepare and respond to ransomware incidents quickly and effectively.

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Security Operations

Harden M365 Identities and Exchange Online

by Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

Learn how to harden M365 Identities and Exchange Online from IANS Faculty, Aaron Turner. Prioritize activities that protect against Azure AD and Exchange Online attacks.

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DATA PROTECTION

Data Protection and Classification Policy Template

by Kelli Tarala, IANS Faculty

Use our Data Protection and Classification Policy developed by IANS Faculty member, Kelli Tarala as a workable template to establish data protection and compliance standards for your organization.  

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Security Operations

Top 8 SOAR Use Cases and Playbooks

by Gal Shpantzer, IANS Faculty

Use our ‘Top 8 Soar Uses and Playbooks’ developed by IANS Faculty, Gal Shpantzer, to successfully augment your security strategy with SOAR.

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Application Security

DevSecOps Best Practices Checklist

by Tanya Janca, IANS Faculty

Use this timesaving checklist that details best practices to follow, and pitfalls to avoid ensuring DevSecOps success.

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