In this episode of the IT Manager Podcast – I pack up the portable recorder and take it with me to the local Coffee Shop. I indulge in some caffeine and meet up with Microsoft Canada’s Chief Security Advisor (Bruce Cowper) and the Vice President of Identity Management Services at Avaleris (Hugh Lindley). I invited them to meet with me to discuss Security for IT Managers who may not have a dedicated security officer on staff and who more than likely wears multiple hats.
We have a frank conversation on the state of IT Security for the small to midsized business and how security has evolved to be part of everyone’s role. We go through their top three things IT Managers should consider if they are looking to improve their security posture without breaking the bank. Bruce and Hugh share some great resources for getting connected to other likeminded security professionals to get your questions answered and stay abreast of what’s up in the security front. Go grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy this episode.
- www.cisecurity.org – useful community defined baseline security configuration standards
- www.issa-ottawa.ca – a great local Ottawa venue for IT Security Professionals
- www.issa.org – the international equivalent of the above
- Security Bulletins for the regular IT Guy – monthly Microsoft security bulletins in an easy to digest format
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