Monthly ArchivesJuly 2009

Guest Post: The IT forecast – Cloud-y with a 10% Chance of Effective Security standard

The following is a guest post by Fred Langston, Sr. Product Manager for VeriSign’s Global Security Consulting group. With the stampede to the next big thing gaining speed, Cloud Computing and Cloud Services face the standard, yet utterly preventable, horse-before-the-cart security conundrum. Anytime paradigm-shifting technology that saves money and decreases operational costs hits the market, two things are certain – 1) your company, just like 99% of the other companies in your vertical, will be running with the pack straight towards rapid adoption, and 2) security tools, techniques, and control technologies to find and mitigate the huge business risks associated with the new cloud services are: Lacking in essential functionality, scalability, or cloud-wide scope Not based on well-vetted best practice ...

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Webcast, on July 7, Maintaining PCI Compliance! standard

Please join me on July 7 for an informative webcast on Maintaining PCI Compliance! To register or attend, please go to: Now that Level I merchants have undergone a few annual Payment Card Industry (PCI) assessments (and Level 2 merchants are soon to be doing the same), they are addressing the realization that a mature, sustainable compliance program requires more than once-a-year rallying to prepare for, participate in, and pass an assessment. Daily operational focus and ongoing effort are vital to protect investments in compliance, manage risk, and minimize the business disruptions and costs associated with achieving and demonstrating compliance year after year. This presentation discusses best practices for building a compliance program that can be supported and maintained ...

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