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Elcom Web Security Seminar Presentation

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A presentation on the benefits of a secure collaboration platform for businesses.

A presentation on the benefits of a secure collaboration platform for businesses.

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  • 1. Secure Web Collaboration Angus McDonald Technical Director Elcom Technology
  • 2. H INDSIGH T THOSE WERE THE DROIDS YOU WERE LOOKING FOR
  • 3. Web 2.0 Apps = Security issues
  • 4. Web 2.0 Apps = Collaboration
  • 5. Collaboration examples
    • Tender and deal making sites
    • Customer training
    • Customer service portals
    • Partner portals
    • Custom-built collaborative web apps
  • 6. Business wants more collaboration
  • 7. You could just say “Tough.”
  • 8. But they’ll just use free web apps
  • 9. And that isn’t safe!
  • 10. Solutions?
  • 11. Don’t hire net gen?
  • 12. But grownups use Web 2.0 too!
  • 13. Ban Facebook?
  • 14. Tallest eruption EVER, on Jupiter’s moon Io 500 km
  • 15. Best Strategy is to Mitigate the Risks 
  • 16. Offer business a secure platform
  • 17. Maintain control over Web 2.0
  • 18. Give them power with safety
  • 19. Maintain accountability
  • 20. Increase collaboration
  • 21. What Does a Secure Web 2.0 Platform Need?
  • 22. Secure authentication and authorisation
  • 23. Business control
    • Branding
    • Users
    • Content creation
    • Content permissions
  • 24. IT control
    • Internal users already known (e.g. Active Directory)
    • Easy to run secure
    • Scalable architecture
    • Auditable
  • 25. Appropriate licensing
    • Does it suit your needs?
      • External vs Internal access
    • Does cost vary with utility?
    • What is the expected ROI?
  • 26. Collaborative tools A Wordle from the Wikipedia page on Collaboration Platform
  • 27. Flexibility and extensibility
  • 28. So, Do You Build, Rent or Buy?
  • 29. Build
    • E.g. Java, .NET
    • Lots of control
    • Lots of work
    • Lots of risk
    • Greater cost (even if you have developers)
  • 30.  
  • 31. Rent (SaaS)
    • E.g. Salesforce.com, NetSuite
    • Less risk
    • Much less control
    • Costs spread out
    • Hostage to service provider
  • 32. That sure looks like Angus McDonald!
  • 33. Buy
    • E.g. Community Manager.NET, SharePoint Portal Server
    • Greater control
    • Less risk
    • Less cost
    • Work on core benefits, not infrastructure
  • 34. What about SharePoint?
  • 35. SharePoint pros
    • Good for internal use
    • Standard site structures
    • Microsoft Office 2003/2007 integration
  • 36. SharePoint cons
    • External access (licensing costs)
    • Branding
    • Content publishing
    • Search speed
    • Advanced features significantly increase final cost
  • 37. What about Community Manager.NET?
  • 38. Highly brandable
  • 39.  
  • 40. External access does not change cost
  • 41.  
  • 42. It’s built to be secure
  • 43.  
  • 44. Is It Really Secure?
    • Wine Selectors required PCI Compliance
    • Built to be secure (OWASP and PCI DSS)
    • Actively developed and improved
    • Simple to configure securely
    • Business user-proof
    • Built on .NET 3.5 and SQL Server 2005
  • 45. Hugely useful features out of the box
  • 46.  
  • 47. Some of the highlights
    • Document management
    • Forums
    • Wikis
    • Blogs
    • Online training
    • RSS Reader and publishers
    • Developer framework and API
  • 48. Great built-in search
  • 49.  
  • 50. Community Manager.NET is a secure platform
  • 51.  
  • 52. In summary
  • 53. If you need Web 2.0 apps
    • Be aware of the security risks
    • Choose a mitigation strategy
    • Decide to Build, Rent or Buy
    • Talk to Elcom Technology
  • 54. Thank you! Angus McDonald [email_address] http://falkayn.blogspot.com Some photos from flickr.com and sxc.hu, used with permission.
  • 55. Photo sources
    • http://flickr.com/photos/24973901@N04/2762458387/sizes/o/
    • http://flickr.com/photos/gee01/871748560/sizes/l/in/set-72157600952832235/
    • http://flickr.com/photos/hryckowian/2376600916/sizes/l/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcopako/2391747442/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2137737248/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalbera/2738452057/
    • http://sxc.hu (various)

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