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Windows 7: Who's responsible for ensuring security?

01 May 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Who's responsible for ensuring security?

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Mobile users and personal devices.

Business today is a very different beast to that of just five years ago, and a world away compared to ten years back. While some of us are undoubtedly still office based, there has been an equally clear trend towards more flexible working which is less dependent on a fixed location. The spread of Wi-Fi in the home and workplace and then in public areas made mobile working feasible and even tolerable. And with increasingly effective connectivity technologies such as 3G, mobility for all its good or ills is here to stay.

The move to mobility has been arguably wondrous for productivity, but has been a difficult transition for security. Just under half of you reported that your workforce has a poor or very poor approach to IT security, which is a difficult situation to resolve, even with the best policies and most comprehensive training. Coupled with the tendency of users to try to connect to any available network and a susceptibility to fall victim to exploits of unpatched vulnerabilities, virus outbreaks and phishing attacks, mobile computing has experienced (more than) its fair share of horror stories.

New technologies aimed at managing and securing the notebook estate have emerged. These include comprehensive group policies, systems & patch management, NAC, advanced end-point protection, intrusion protection and identity protection. Plus there are newer initiatives such as disk or folder encryption to protect sensitive data. While these have been deployed with various levels of success, at least they exist and are available.
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Mobile users and personal devices ? The Register


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01 May 2010   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Of course, it's the "person behind the chair" ... do your homework people!
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01 May 2010   #3
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Of course, it's the "person behind the chair" ... do your homework people!
You are correct, but personal responsibility is often in short supply........ tis much easier to blame others ......
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01 May 2010   #4
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Of course, it's the "person behind the chair" ... do your homework people!
You are correct, but personal responsibility is often in short supply........ tis much easier to blame others ......
Unfortunately, that seems to be the MO of western society.
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01 May 2010   #5
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

The one between keyboard and chair?

zzz2496
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01 May 2010   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I said it wrong zzz2496 ... It should have been "the person in the chair between the Keyboard and OS"

But, I think we all get the idea anyway
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03 May 2010   #7
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

A picnic error
(Problem In Chair Not In Computer)
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03 May 2010   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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05 May 2010   #9
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
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