Top 3 NoVA Infosec Blog Posts of the Week

It’s that time of the week again: The time where we take a look at what local security bloggers have been up to. While we were quiet over the holidays; the local blogging scene was moderately busy, and it continues to grow as evident by our new added blog “How is that Assurance Evidence? by Chris” to the NOVA blog list. If you’d like to catch most of these posts, be sure to follow us @grecs during the week.

And without further ado … here are the top picks for this week.

#3 – Excerpts from Randy George’s “Dark Side of DLP”: If you missed Randy George’s article for InformationWeek titled The Dark Side of Data Loss Prevention, this is a post you do not want to miss since RICHARD BEJTLICH expands on the articles main points with an excellent post. Find out more here.

#2 – Technology Death Pronouncment: Our new comer to the NOVA blog list, Chris. Chris highlights how technology is pronounced death by some organizations yet some organizations use the same technology for their reason “What should be dead is calling different technologies dead. Especially since there will always be a reason to use whatever “it” is, even if the reason is a bad one.”  He also draws attention to the plight that the security staffs face in organizations “Here are a group of people (security staff) in a company who have probably fought for months to bring something in, get it installed and operating. Only for some blow hole to come through and make an uninformed opinion about everyone’s environment.” Overall the blog is an interesting read with an outlook on how organizations/finance affects security implementations. Read the blog here.

#1 – Not Educating Your Clients? FAIL: “How many of you that have brought in external consultants for some type of security engagement felt like you paid a lot of money for something you really didn’t understand?” A great argued post outlining why as professionals we better educate our clients “I guarantee that if your customers trust you, see the value in what you provide to them, and most importantly they IMPROVE year after year (read that again: IMPROVE), they’ll keep coming back.” Are you being dodgy on educating your clients? Find out if you are or not and the advantages’ of educating clients properly here!!

Well, that’s all this week. Be sure to check back next week for more great blog posts from local security bloggers.

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