Security is one of those subjects we often don’t like to pay much attention to — until something goes wrong. When everything is fine, i.e. Security professionals are doing their job, we don’t notice it. This is the way it should be.  However, if a security breach is discovered, we know the critical importance of having professionals standing by get the job done, patch up leaking holes and fix the problem.

Many today are seeing security as more than just a “fix it” strategy. When a security plan is in place to provide better protection than an alternative, it becomes a competitive advantage for business. In this economy, your business needs all the advantages it can muster.

Today security has shifted its emphasis. In the past, the concern was centered around the device being used. Whether that was a desktop or laptop (the most popular way to access sensitive data for most people), we paid attention to having the right software loaded on the device. Today we are focused more on putting security in the Cloud so that as a Network is accessed, dynamic security protocols are initiated at the Cloud level.

This makes security better since it is focused on protecting data in one location. Rather than trying to protect from a host of ever-changing devices and software, more and more emphasis can be placed at the Enterprise or Network level.

At the same time, we need to have the ability to deal with devices which can access sensitive data and have the potential of being lost or stolen. Remote wiping ability is becoming increasingly important. Remote tracking ability has become a large issue for security as well.

This raises another issue since many end users are connecting for business through their personal device, be that a smartphone, a tablet and/or laptops or other devices. Often there is a blend of both personal information (think important photographs, videos, notes, etc.) and business data (think documents, codes to access the Enterprise and more). We don’t want to wipe out valuable information whether it is personal or business-related.

These are some of the issues that we’ve addressed at Networking Exchange Blog this past year. In this fast-changing world of security, we try to give you a good overview of what is happening and some specific details that you can use to address common concerns. By staying up on Networking Exchange Blog, you help to bolster your own intellectual defense to know what is happening in the dangerous, real world and protect your Enterprise. Think of your time investment in reading and learning at Networking Exchange Blog as your “insurance payment” to prevent potential disasters.

Some Recommended Posts to Read (And Enjoy!) About Security

During this special time of year, we are recommending that you take some of that available time that you normally don’t have during your busy schedule, and invest in yourself and your career.

Now is the perfect time to read up on some of the posts you might have missed during your hectic schedule of the past year. Also, you’ll gain some information and valuable knowledge about how other professionals are dealing with some of the same security threats that you either are facing now, or could face in the New Year. Now is the time to take advantage of what, for many of us, is a slower schedule to be ready when you’re back to “busy as usual” mode in the New Year.

To that end, here are some posts I recommend you investigate. Look through these recommendations and if you see something that seems particularly relevant to your needs, bounce over to see what they are saying.  Even more, I look forward to your comments. You can leave them at the end of this section. Your fellow readers will appreciate what you have to say.

Posts For Your Career Enhancement Location
The Reality of Cyber Warfare – Jim Boxmeyer
Is the Hosted Virtual Desktop the Way of the Future? Joey Widener
11 Key Areas Security Needs to Address – Bindu Sundaresan
People & Devices – Video Interview with Maribel Lopez
Securing the Mobile Enterprise (Part 6 of 6) – Josh Knight
Thank you for being a visitor here at Networking Exchange Blog.  I look forward to interacting with you in the future. Happy Holidays! May the New Year be your best yet!