Carol Woodbury to Speak on Security Layers
October 1, 2013 Alex Woodie
It’s common knowledge that a good approach to implement IT security involves building multiple security layers around what you’re trying to protect. But how exactly does one go about doing that? Later this week, SkyView Partners president Carol Woodbury will provide some tips.
IT security professionals will often talk about implementing multiple levels of defense into security systems. Conceptually, this sounds like a great idea. If one layer of security is compromised, an intruder will still have to hack his way through one or more additional layers of defense to get to the customer master file, financial database, or whatever piece of sensitive data one is trying to protect.
The process of actually implementing a multi-layer defense system is something else altogether, especially when it involves the IBM i server, which has its own series of peculiarities and (yes) security vulnerabilities.
The interplay of IBM i security protections and the wider networked world can make for some surprises when implementing a multi-layer security system. Where should the layers of security be placed? And how many does one need?
Skyview’s Woodbury, a renowned IT security expert and former security architect at IBM for the AS/400 (now IBM i) server, will provide answers to these questions over the Web this Friday at 8 a.m. PDT.
To sign up for the webinar, titled “Coffee with Carol: Implementing Multiple Layers of Defense,” go to www2.gotomeeting.com/register/184523018.