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November 2004

You're slipping: Warning signs for security managers

Security managers always have warning signs that they're losing their grip, but they rarely yield until it's too late: missed project deadlines; preventable security exposures; devastation at the hands of the latest worm and, worst of all, a disenfranchised and deserting staff. We've all been there and we've all fallen back on the same excuses: limited resources; unbudgeted assignments and unrealistic management mandates. But the signs of failure are plain as day, and you're in over your head before you know it. The key to your professional success is reflecting on and understanding the warning signs, and knowing how to reverse course and get back on track for world-class infosecurity leadership. #1: You're not getting the message As a security manager, you use meetings with staff to "connect" on a personal level, share information and get everyone on the same page. These meetings are what communication is all about, right? Think again. Communication is a matter of efficiency on both sides of the conversation. If there aren't ...

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  • SSO benefits: Security booster or improving end user experience?

    by  Lawrence M. Walsh

    Enterprise single sign-on all about simplicity and improving end user experience, security is just a side benefit. Learn why this is true, as well as other technologies that both reduce complexity and improve security.

  • Hot Pick: Sentivist IPS

    by  James Foster

    Learn how NFR Security's Sentivist IPS detects attacks with few false positives and automated response features that won't break mission-critical apps.

  • Spycatcher Enterprise 3.2

    by  Ryan Guzal

    Learn if Tenebril's Spycatcher Enterprise 3.2 can help those looking to win the war on spyware.