what we're reading, week of 4/27

From around the blogosphere… With the Swine Flu outbreak spreading companies may have to send employees home, and have them work remotely. If these companies do not have a telework plan in place, employees will not be able to work as normal causing much trouble for these companies. Here are three articles which discuss companies’ plans for such a pandemic. Zero Day | ZDNet Reviewing your pandemic plans has just become job #1 Larry Dignan, guest contributor, states that many companies are implementing plans which allows staff to continue working if business offices are forced to shut down. Larry makes the recommendation of checking VPN services—make sure there are enough licenses for all users. Network World Swine flu scare shines spotlight on telework Denise Dubie interviews Chuck Wilsker, president and CEO of the Telework Coalition in Washington, D.C.. In this podcast Chuck explains that businesses shouldn’t wait for an epidemic or even other emergency to establish a telework program. Forrester Research | ZD Net Swine flu? What it means for IT professionals Stephanie Balaouras, Principal Analyst with Forrester Research, explains that companies need to realize current conditions and take measures to protect and continue operations. Employees ought to have access to their applications, data, and communication to remain productive. In survey conducted—what is or will be your workforce continuity / workforce recovery strategy? – 86% answered remote access technologies (i.e. VPN solutions). CIO… Network Access Control: Still Hard to Deploy, Users Say NAC has continued to be on the security scenes for nearly five years now, and no significant solution has been developed. Neal Weinberg discusses the issues and...

what we’re reading, week of 4/27

From around the blogosphere… With the Swine Flu outbreak spreading companies may have to send employees home, and have them work remotely. If these companies do not have a telework plan in place, employees will not be able to work as normal causing much trouble for these companies. Here are three articles which discuss companies’ plans for such a pandemic. Zero Day | ZDNet Reviewing your pandemic plans has just become job #1 Larry Dignan, guest contributor, states that many companies are implementing plans which allows staff to continue working if business offices are forced to shut down. Larry makes the recommendation of checking VPN services—make sure there are enough licenses for all users. Network World Swine flu scare shines spotlight on telework Denise Dubie interviews Chuck Wilsker, president and CEO of the Telework Coalition in Washington, D.C.. In this podcast Chuck explains that businesses shouldn’t wait for an epidemic or even other emergency to establish a telework program. Forrester Research | ZD Net Swine flu? What it means for IT professionals Stephanie Balaouras, Principal Analyst with Forrester Research, explains that companies need to realize current conditions and take measures to protect and continue operations. Employees ought to have access to their applications, data, and communication to remain productive. In survey conducted—what is or will be your workforce continuity / workforce recovery strategy? – 86% answered remote access technologies (i.e. VPN solutions). CIO… Network Access Control: Still Hard to Deploy, Users Say NAC has continued to be on the security scenes for nearly five years now, and no significant solution has been developed. Neal Weinberg discusses the issues and...

On the ground at RSA 2009

We’ve had some great conversations so far at this year’s RSA Conference. While attendance at the show is down (as has been widely discussed across the web), foot traffic in our area has seen a large increase. Stoppers-by have been equally interested in discussing both the client- and management sides of endpoint security. In the past three days we’ve enjoyed briefings with Frost & Sullivan, Redmond Magazine, Burton Group, IDC, FactPoint group, 451 Group and Infosecurity Magazine. Looking forward to sharing reflections from each of these conversations in the coming...

what we're reading, week of 4/20

From around the blogosphere… Within the last week, much has happened on the West coast during the RSA conference. Our Simon Ford, Rene Poot and Jochen Gundelfinger all went to RSA and represented NCP. Let’s not waste any time and jump right in to RSA’s highlights. Network Security Blog Security Bloggers Meetup 2009 Martin McKeay announces the winners of the Social Security Awards—PaulDotCom– Best Podcast Award; SANS Internet Storm Center– Best Technical Blog Award; TaoSecurity Blog– Best Non-Technical Blog Award; Sunbelt Security– Best Corporate Blog Award; Security Incite– Most Entertaining blog. Emergent Chaos Security is about outcomes, not about process Adam Shostack argues Bruce Schneier’s quote, “Security is a process, not a product,” is only partly right. Adam states, “Security is about outcomes, and our perceptions, beliefs and assurance about those outcomes.” To advance the industry one must focus on the outcomes, and not the processes. The Tech Herald Live! RSA Conference 2009 Steve Ragan captures the RSA conference moment by moment with descriptions of keynotes, meetings and photos of the event. (Please note, the link is for the 1st day, go to the security tab for the...

what we’re reading, week of 4/20

From around the blogosphere… Within the last week, much has happened on the West coast during the RSA conference. Our Simon Ford, Rene Poot and Jochen Gundelfinger all went to RSA and represented NCP. Let’s not waste any time and jump right in to RSA’s highlights. Network Security Blog Security Bloggers Meetup 2009 Martin McKeay announces the winners of the Social Security Awards—PaulDotCom– Best Podcast Award; SANS Internet Storm Center– Best Technical Blog Award; TaoSecurity Blog– Best Non-Technical Blog Award; Sunbelt Security– Best Corporate Blog Award; Security Incite– Most Entertaining blog. Emergent Chaos Security is about outcomes, not about process Adam Shostack argues Bruce Schneier’s quote, “Security is a process, not a product,” is only partly right. Adam states, “Security is about outcomes, and our perceptions, beliefs and assurance about those outcomes.” To advance the industry one must focus on the outcomes, and not the processes. The Tech Herald Live! RSA Conference 2009 Steve Ragan captures the RSA conference moment by moment with descriptions of keynotes, meetings and photos of the event. (Please note, the link is for the 1st day, go to the security tab for the...