Red Tape

Tue
29
Sep

10 Communications Tips For Security Managers

Contributed by Steve Purser

Of all the skills that the modern security manager must possess, good communications is arguably the most basic. Most of us have seen innovative ideas fail at some time or other because they weren’t communicated in the right way and many of us have watched our own projects flounder for similar reasons. Speaking as part of a generation that was taught to fight for what it believes in, it is easy to appreciate how enthusiasm and the will to succeed can quickly become a handicap if not managed correctly. As a practicing security manager I continually meet people who are good at arguing their case, but it is far more difficult to find people who have the patience to listen to other points of view and to adapt their game plan accordingly.

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Fri
25
Sep

Managing Information Security in Modern Commercial Environments

Contributed by Steve Purser

The arrival of affordable and reliable network technology in the nineteen-nineties, followed by the move towards global connectivity and the success of the Internet as a medium for carrying out business, have drastically changed the way in which the modern enterprise operates. The positive aspects of this network revolution are difficult to overstate. Large international concerns have been able to make major efficiency gains, streamlining their operations and greatly reducing cost, whilst small and medium sized companies have benefited from the possibility of widening their markets to an international clientele. Last but not least, consumers have benefited from the ability to compare prices from disparate sources rapidly and to make purchases from their own home.

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Mon
21
Sep

Business Contingency Planning and Post September 11th, 2001

Contributed by Brett Pladna

After September 11th, 2001 companies had to rethink their disaster planning. The companies that were in the World Trade Center found it difficult to bring in their disaster recovery teams because their IT functions were disabled. What needs to be fully understood is that no one in the United States had planned for a disaster of this magnitude. Most network providers were affected by the event and most claim that their readiness helped prevent a technical Catastrophe. However, since then there has been heightened readiness.

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Mon
21
Sep

Business Continuity Management for Information Technology

Contributed by Ghazali A. Wasti

A subject that covers disaster recovery, crises management, risk management controls and Technology recovery. An issue, which explore the approach of Business Continuity in case of a Disaster, with minimum resources, and maximum output.

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Wed
16
Sep

Safeguarding Healthcare Information

Contributed by Jamal Ibrahim

Protection of healthcare information is a fundamental practice for all healthcare professionals. Previously, when paper charts were widely used, the concern was to protect patient information from theft or displacement. Recently, the goal has changed since health care professionals shifted to the use of digital information to serve and store information.

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