Most of you know me as a straight shooter who mixes sarcastic charm with laughter. If you don't know me, you're missing out.
Setting the obvious aside, I want to bring your attention to a great series of webcasts that are available here: Security Kung Fu Webcast Series
I will stress the importance of each one of these over the next few weeks as I review and reflect on what I learned from these webcasts.
That's right. I'm reviewing the webcast as a critic in this series because I deeply believe in security, and I want to make sure you guys are aware of the content provided in each webcast. Please follow me on this security adventure and dive into the importance of the information they covered. Also, I'm not reviewing these in order. I'm going to be mixing them up.
1. There is a difference in being secure versus compliant
- I can be compliant to regulations that have been told to me but does that cover everything within my infrastructure?
- I can be secure for my environment but does that meet my compliance needs as a whole?
These are questions that I like to ask whenever I'm involved with any security plan. This helps to make sure that mu environment is fluid and being assessed by both sides of the argument. Wait, ok so security shouldn't be an argument but I do internally fight with myself
2. Too many rules to follow I just want to do my job!
- News flash! Security is a business issue NOT just for IT!
- This webcast talks about the rules and compliance needs for different types of businesses. However, you have to focus security from all levels of users. This means engaging with them and training user education anytime you are communicating with users.
The biggest issues that I see is the lack of a solid security plan that is thought of as a whole business strategy. This webcast offers insight on how to use tools to help you complete security plans easier and to strengthen your proactive and reactive security needs.
The Security vs Compliance webcast will help guide you to a solid security plan. I actually joined this webcast and offered some of my opinions on being secure versus compliant. So please feel free after to watch to let me know if you have more to add!
As always "Security is a very fluid dance, the music may change, but you have to keep dancing" ~Dez~
If there is something specific you guys want me to bring up please let me know! I love talking security and how to use what you have to back any security plan. Please leave me a security comment and I'll see if I can get this ramped up and answer in a future Geek Speak blog!