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Reading Room


Featuring 4 Papers as of October 31, 2003

  • Mitigating Teleworking Risks by Gordon Jenkins - August 28, 2002 

    This paper examines the risk of teleworking in two layers - the risk at the remote PC and the risk at the corporate network.

  • Securing the Enterprise from the Dangers of Remote Access: Analysis of New Options Available for Per by Al Maslowski-Yerges - March 27, 2002 

    This paper is an analysis of new options available for personal firewall management in comparison with other established and emerging remote access solutions.

  • Road Warriors: Protecting Them from the Wolves - and the Organization from Them by James Hughes - December 18, 2001 

    This article explores the security issues specific to traveling users, an often overlooked group for which an organization's security team must take extra care because they operate in a dangerous, changing and unpredictable environment. We will cover the special steps which should be taken with them and their computers before they sortie from the secure corporate castle out into a hostile world, the special steps when they access the home base while away, and the special steps which should be taken at the end of the trip to minimize the risk their laptops may pose to the organization should they return under the influence of the evil hacker.

  • Paranoid PC Anywhere by Kris Kistler - May 29, 2000 

    This paper will deal with host mode configuration on an Windows NT 4 Server or workstation system.

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