Posts tagged “ClearPath”

Thinking Security: How Do I KNOW that I’m Secure?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

In order to think about security, we’ve got to think about what we’re really trying to accomplish. How do we answer the million-dollar question “How do I know that I’m secure?”

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What *Really* is Security, Anyway?

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

The term “security” is too broad to describe what it really means. It’s really the way that you think about a certain problem or idea. It’s a thought process which starts at the beginning and never ends.

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Apex Reports for Defense in Depth and Compliance

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Apex reporting, included in ClearPath OS 2200 Release 16.0, help support a “defense in depth” strategy and facilitate compliance with policies, regulations, and standards.

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On Being Engineers: Deploying Systems

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Poor quality deployment will degrade an otherwise well-constructed system. It matters that rigorous engineering standards are applied to the activities involved: initial installation and ongoing operation, providing resilience, and handling updates and new releases.

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The Fabric of IT in Lapland…

Friday, December 12th, 2014

I’ve just visited Lapland again for my annual discussion with Elf Tietokone, the CIO of SantaSystems. Elf had called me to say there had been some exciting developments he wanted to tell me about. So, full of anticipation, I set off.

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On Being Engineers

Monday, November 10th, 2014

The production of software systems is frequently described as a branch of engineering yet the quality of too many applications is not good enough. What can we learn from other forms of engineering to improve quality of IT systems?

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Who Was That Masked Man?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The nightmare of identity theft affects tens of millions of people every year. It disrupts lives, damages reputations, creates financial loss, and provides a cloak of anonymity to criminals.

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Imperfect Security, Intelligent Risk Management

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Balancing security risk against business opportunity is an ongoing challenge. Today’s decision about which risks are high for you and which are low will no longer be appropriate when external factors change. That’s why you should plan to regularly re-evaluate your risk management decisions.

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Word of the Day: Social Engineer

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Your computer systems can have the best technical security in place and still be compromised through that Achilles heel of the modern enterprise: humans.

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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time…

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Before embarking on any strategic initiative, having a clear understanding of the likely costs and benefits seems obvious. But all too often, this is not the case. The result can be outright failure or limited success at the best.

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