Threats And Countermeasures

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  • Threats And Countermeasures

    1. 1. Securing the Un-securable? Emerging threats and preventive methods in the Enterprise Jon Collins, Service Director Freeform Dynamics Ltd [email_address] www.freeformdynamics.com
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>The nature of the beast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Risks and their impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving the goalposts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The role of technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The fire extinguisher industry… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… and the fire fighting customer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowing where to start </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge is power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The fundamentals of best practice </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. The Nature of the Beast <ul><li>How prominent are the following threats to [IT] security and how is this changing? </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>To what degree do you consider these specific risks during business planning? </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Have concerns of risk exposure specifically held you back from taking full advantage of any of the following? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Moving the Goalposts…
    7. 7. The Changing Threat Landscape VIRUSES AND TROJANS INTRUSION AND DENIAL SPAMMING AND PHISHING
    8. 8. The Changing Enterprise Boundary
    9. 9. <ul><li>Is the increasing popularity of removable storage devices such as USB memory sticks and portable hard drives a potential threat to information security? </li></ul>Behaviours – individual and corporate
    10. 10. The role of technology – can it really help?
    11. 11. <ul><li>Turning to IT security measures, what is the status of your capability in the following areas? </li></ul>
    12. 12. On fire fighting and fire extinguishers
    13. 13. What’s holding organisations back? <ul><li>Broader risk understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Rapidly changing context </li></ul><ul><li>Data proliferation </li></ul><ul><li>Separation of concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Boundary protection vs deperimeterisation </li></ul>
    14. 14. Integration and Co-ordination are Key – but there’s still a way to go!
    15. 15. So, where to start? <ul><li>Security exists to enable business </li></ul><ul><li>Risk mitigation, not avoidance </li></ul><ul><li>Balance trust with prevention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceptable behaviour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enforceable policy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make ownership a first step </li></ul>
    16. 16. Thank You Jon Collins, Service Director Freeform Dynamics Ltd [email_address] 2007 www.freeformdynamics.com

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