Features list: May 2009 - Infosec

Strategies that lock-down IT do not the way users want to work. How is the role of IT security changing? What is the future threat landscape and how can IT security be made more agile?

Deadline: 5 April 2009

Publication date: Articles will run through the month of May 2009

Editorial contact: [email protected]

Security in the cloud

In the last few years, cloud computing has grown from being a promising business concept to one of the fastest growing segments of the IT industry.

Now, recession-hit companies are increasingly realising that simply by tapping into the cloud they can gain fast access to best-of-breed business applications or drastically boost their infrastructure resources, all at negligible cost. But what are the security implications?

Plugging data leaks

Data loss prevention (DLP) technology has plenty of hype blowing its sails, but it is also being carried along by a serious undercurrent. Organisations have no choice but to follow its drift – they have to take it seriously. UK watchdogs the Information Commissioner (ICO) or the Financial Services Authority will come down hard with fines, not to mention possible public humiliation if slack security policies lead to data loss. And the more constructive and preventative steps taken now, the better, experts believe. Unless firms and other organisations are seen to be plugging the leakage of information, they will bring greater policing on the industry as a whole.

Securing Windows XP

Microsoft is ending its mainstream support for all flavours of Windows XP on 14 April 2009, including Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Professional x64. How do you keep it secure.

How to secure a smartphone

Smartphone may well be increasingly complicated, and ever more difficult to secure, but for now, it is simple, low cost, actions that mitigate the likeliest threats.

Protecting applications

This article will provide a market overview of the web application firewall market.

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