What We’re Reading, Week of 5/17

Posted: May 21, 2010 in Highlights, Industry Commentary
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Insecure about Security…
The Future of Endpoint Security
In this post, analyst, Jon Oltsik, gives us his take on the future of endpoint security.  Some experts believe that AntiVirus is dead and that there is a pressing need for new models, such as cloud security services, white listing, black listing, virtual desktops, etc.  Oltsik disagrees, and thinks that endpoint security will undergo massive changes to address new threats and requirements.  Check out Oltsik’s post to see how he envisions endpoint security in the future.

Accuvant Insight…
Perimeter Security – A Far Flung Fantasy?
Chris Morales, solutions engineer for Accuvant LABS discusses the complications of managing security for an IT infrastructure, particularly now in our mobile environment.  He was approached by a client and was asked what does it means to lose the workstation, to leave workers to their own devices, to place the users on the outside of the ‘kingdom’—what are the security risks? what are the security savings?  Chris ponders these points in his post.

Education Research Report Blog…
Teachers’ Use of Educational Technology in U.S. Public Schools: 2009
Jonathan Kantrowitz summaries some of the data that was discovered in the May 2010 report, Teachers’ Use of Educational Technology in U.S Public Schools:  2009.  He shares with us that teachers indicated that a system on the school or district network was available for entering or viewing grades (94 percent), attendance records (93 percent) and student assessments results (90 percent).  Of the teachers with these systems available, the percent using it sometimes or often was 92 percent for grades, 90 percent for attendance records and 75 percent for student assessments.  These statistics prove the importance VPN and security have within an educational setting.

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