J Wolfgang Goerlich's thoughts on Information Security
Out and About: Great Lakes InfraGard Conference

By wolfgang. 25 February 2013 15:30

I am presenting a breakout session at this year's Great Lakes InfraGard Conference. Hope to see you there.

Securing Financial Services Data Across The Cloud: A Case Study

We came from stock tickers, paper orders, armored vehicles, and guarded vaults. We moved to data bursts, virtual private networks, and protocols like Financial Information eXchange (FIX). While our objective remains the same, protect the organization and protect the financial transactions, our methods and technologies have radically shifted. Looking back is not going to protect us.

This session presents a case study on a financial services firm that modernized its secure data exchange. The story begins with the environment that was developed in the previous decade. We will then look at high-level threat modelling and architectural decisions. A security-focused architecture works at several layers and this talk will explore them in depth; including Internet connections, firewalls, perimeters, hardened operating systems, encryption, data integration, and data warehousing. The case study concludes with how the firm transformed the infrastructure, layer by layer, protocol by protocol, until we were left with a modern, efficient, and security-focused architecture. After all, nostalgia has no place in financial services data security.

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Out and About | Security

How to get the most out of a small IT staff

By wolfgang. 19 February 2013 13:06

Some good tips on this article:

How to get the most out of a small IT staff
http://www.mrc-productivity.com/blog/2013/02/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-a-small-it-staff/

  • Use web apps
  • Give them the right tools
  • Choose vendors wisely
  • Empower end users
  • Move what you can to the cloud
  • Know your team

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Team management

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