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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Ask-An-Expert (AAE)

Unlimited Access to IANS Faculty

Need a deeper dive? Ask-An-Expert provides the ability to submit unlimited requests to the IANS Faculty. These deep-domain security experts will share a point of view on a product or technology, provide recommendations for action, and help you come to a decision. You choose how you’d like to receive the input:

  • Phone Call: 60-min with Faculty expert to discuss a specific topic or question.
  • Written Report: A 500-1,000 word response to your request that is prepared by an IANS Faculty member.
  • Faculty Poll: Short written responses from 3-5 IANS Faculty members with unique perspectives.
  • AAE Database: Always available Peer-Driven insights
    Search our database of anonymized AAE deliverables to know what your peers are asking and refine your questions before a call with IANS Faculty.
    • AAE Database includes:
      • AAE Questions
      • AAE Writeups
      • Faculty Polls
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Content Aggregator

Gain Executive Buy-In

The Content Aggregator is designed for proactive communications to senior stakeholders within the organization. IANS aggregates third-party content and formats the information in ready-to-use slides. You will receive:

  • PowerPoint Slides: These include speaker notes you can use to build presentations to the C-suite and lines of business, or to your team internally.
  • Executive Briefings: Topical slides with an added viewpoint or “IANS Perspective” from the IANS Faculty.
  • Cybersecurity Icons: A collection of cybersecurity themed icons ready to use in your slideshows. Plus, IANS Cybersecurity Icon Workbench lets you create your own custom icons. You can also request a new icon directly.
  • Graphics Library: Charts, Maps, Diagrams, Templates and other graphics components you can leverage to save time when creating presentations.
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Executive Communications

Articulate Significant InfoSec Events to the Business

IANS Executive Communications covers security topics from key news publications, formatted in business language to brief the C-suite and key internal stakeholders.

  • Daily Dive: Receive guidance at 9AM eastern daily on what to communicate regarding security news your C-level executives are reading. We cover stories from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Reuters, Associated Press, and Globe and Mail. Our guidance includes story summaries, what to communicate to executives, and supporting documents.
  • Incident Faculty Briefing: Get notified to participate in a conference call with an IANS Faculty member the same day a major incident occurs.
  • Quarterly Faculty Briefing and Q&A: Join a conference call with an IANS Faculty member to discuss the most important stories and developments of the quarter.
  • Faculty Briefing Notes: Receive summaries of notes from the Incident Faculty Briefings and Quarterly Faculty Briefings.
  • Incident Command Center: Major events often take time to unfold and unpack. For a consolidated view over time, the Incident Command Center keeps you up to date on ongoing developments, frequently asked questions, and guidance about a specific incident.

Tools & Templates

Need Help Tackling Specific Security Initiatives?

Developed and used by industry experts, these materials offer step-by-step guidance on approaching and completing security-specific tasks. Our collection includes:

  • One-page checklists to help you comply with data protection regulations.
  • Multi-page/multi-pronged templates for building comprehensive security and privacy policies.
  • Toolkits for modeling threats and calculating risks.
  • Interactive tools for determining compliance and managing risk.
  • IANS Compensation & Budget Data Visualization Tool for unlocking insights about Compensation, Budget or Staff Satisfaction
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Insights Portal

All of Your Content in One Place

IANS Decision Support clients have access to the Insights Portal, an always-on resource with content organized by topic and product type. The portal includes Ask-An-Expert Writeups, Faculty Reports, Content Aggregator slides, Executive Communications materials, Podcasts, Tools and Templates, Topic Guides and Webinar Replays.

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