Security Fitness in Lean Times – The Webinar

We are hosting a webinar inspired by Nat Puffer’s  recent blog post.  He and Erik Bataller, senior consultants at Neohapsis, will present Security Fitness in Lean Times on Tuesday, July 28th at 12:00 p.m. They will discuss what IT security teams can do today to manage risk and improve security despite budget challenges, including how to assess current capabilities, find key areas for improvement, develop appropriate plans and expectations, stay on target, and ensure essential testing and maintenance.

If you are interested but can’t make that time, go ahead and register anyway; we will send you a link to the archived version so you can view it at your convenience.

Webinar details:
Title: Security Fitness in Lean Times
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
Duration: 60 minutes
Speakers: Nat Puffer and Erik Bataller, senior consultants at Neohapsis

Spring Forward

As with many, the economic climate has made it challenging to publish as many interesting and insightful concepts and considerations on our blog and in articles as we’d like.   We’ve been focusing our energy on our services and product development staying steadfast in our commitments to our customers and staff.  It’s Spring though and time again to shake off the cobwebs, put on the rubber boots, and march through the mud and puddles to join the tulips and blog for a renewed beginning.

Our work is about exploring the possibilities as much as it is about identifying vulnerabilities, assessing and managing risks, and strategically advising our customers.  Our history and future, as with much of the industry, is predicated on both dotting the i’s, crossing the t’s and delving deeper into ‘why’s’ and ‘what if’s.’  It’s often about conspiring to understand the likes of:

1) Why a seemingly meaningless design, development or implementation trend may cause meaningful and unexpected repercussions in the future

2)  How best practices can come to terms with a Linux distribution when volumes of modules may be installed and loaded by default

3)  What PCI merchants should do to continually be compliant and mitigate their risks and liability

4)  How global earthquakes in the financial sector and a renewed desire to re-establish integrity and transparency may be represented logically in a series of meta-models, frameworks and content which can be visualized to articulate the complexity of associated risks

While many of our explorations have not been published in past weeks, the discussions have continued.  Along with the day to day and a new website, we’ve been researching and writing and debating and discussing findings, theories and concepts, that enlighten our days with meaning and thoughtfulness.    We have been grappling with an assortment of grandiose ideas and mundane mutterings to develop momentum and content that will provide discussions on a more regular and consistent basis.

Welcome to spring, we look forward to conversing with you and appreciate any feedback and thoughts you have that are relevant to you and your challenges.