Extending Web Security to Remote Workers – Now There is a Way

Protecting mobile workers from internet based threats has always been a difficult task for any IT department. This is becoming a more important part of network security as a greater number of staff are mobile and the corporate network moves towards a more borderless model.  The challenge is to enforce a corporate “Acceptable Usage Policy” (AUP) while users are outside the corporate network perimeter. Doing this without affecting their productivity or the productivity of IT support staff is the problem. In many smaller networks an AUP is simply unenforceable while the users are roaming.

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IT Security Update 24/08 – Twitter increases security | Android most targeted OS

Plenty of interesting of IT security headlines doing the rounds in the last day or so.   Threatpost reports that Twitter is encouraging more and more users to enable HTTPS on their accounts.  Basically, HTTPS encrypts traffic from users to Twitter as it travels across the Internet – a reassuring feature particularly when using unsecured WiFI networks.   Password  information has always been encrypted but the site is slowly moving towards a situation where all accounts will have HTTPS configured by default – this will take time though.  Change your settings now.

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Two things that all orgs need for effective web security

As someone who has worked in the security industry over the past 10 years, it has not escaped me that there are 2 things that all organisations need with regards to Web Security:

1. A method to protect their users from the nasty stuff online
2. Visibility and control over potential risks to the organization

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