Access "Ping: Christopher Ray"
This article is part of the September 2006 issue of The power of SIMs for visibility and compliance
The definition of endpoint security is in the eye of the beholder. Christopher Ray, second vice president of information security for insurance provider AFLAC, says it's about more than device integrity checks. The recipe is a combination of traditional security solutions, WITH a dash of policy and procedure ingredients. Clear up some of the confusion over endpoint security. How does AFLAC define it? A lot of people relate endpoint security to one particular technology component. The approach we've taken is a multilayered one. Endpoint security is not defined as antivirus, or a desktop firewall, or patching. It's a combination, plus the policies and procedures in place in an organization. So it's about more than integrity checks on workstations and devices? That's a very proactive step. For a lot of incidents, companies have to worry about them after the fact, and it sucks up a lot of resources to clean up a virus attack. Integrity checks are great solutions; it helps to do these up front. What does AFLAC do beyond integrity checks? We do configuration ... Access >>>
Premium Content for Free.
Using security information management systems for a posture assessment
For more visibility into your security posture and smoother compliance, picture what a security information management system can do for you.
Centrify's DirectControl Suite
Content inspection accelerator cards rev up application-layer security
The answer to traffic loading issues may be in the new content-inspection accelerator market.
Secure Reads: How technology is endangering your privacy
Read a quick review of the security book, "Privacy Lost: How Technology is Endangering Your Privacy."
Removable Storage Security: ControlGuard Access Manager 3.0 review
ControlGuard's Access Manager 3.0
Intrusion Prevention: iPolicy Network's ISM Express 1000
iPolicy Network's ISM Express 1000
- At Your Service: September 2006 managed services security news
Not So Simple
Are you ready to rid your enterprise of a client-based VPN in favor of simple SSL? Tread carefully. We sort through five SSL VPNs, and uncover which best conquer the many challenges.
- Using security information management systems for a posture assessment
- Events: Information security conferences for September 2006
Brick By Brick
No budget for an application firewall? Use open-source components to build your own.
Recent releases: Security product briefs, September 2006
Read about the released security products of September 2006.
Proofpoint's Messaging Security Gateway Product Review
In this product review, learn how Proofpoint's Messaging Security Gateway can help to protect against viruses, spam and Trojans. Get tips on product management, configuration and reporting.
Data Encryption and IDS / IPS: Getting a better view of network activity
Encryption can to help secure data and meet HIPPA requirements, but the technology blocks sight of network activity by blinding IDSes and IPSes. Learn how to have an effective encryption and IDS/IPSe solution simultaneously.
Head of the Class
Got your MBA study guide yet? More information security pros are going back to school and chasing down a graduate business degree.
- What's a Hot Pick?
Perspectives: Focus on commonalities in state data breach laws
Examine the similarities in state data breach notification laws and develop a policy that intersects those common areas.
Ping: Christopher Ray
Editor's Desk: A feature-set in disguise
Slice and Dice
Is There Strategic Software?
- Perspectives: Focus on commonalities in state data breach laws
More Premium Content Accessible For Free
As more security professionals take on greater roles in global risk management, Global 2000 companies are investing in cybersecurity measures above ...
All indications show that DDoS attacks are increasing in variety, number and size. No network system is immune and information security pros can't ...
The Fast Identity Online (FIDO) standards reached the public draft stage in February, and the first deployments of FIDO-ready technologies followed ...