Stories by Mathias Thurman

Giving cloud storage the axe

Want to know what keeps me, my company's go-to security guy, awake at night? Many things, I can assure you, but lately the No. 1 threat to a good night's sleep has been the proliferation of Software as a Service (SaaS)at my company.

New firewalls should increase protection

This week, my company began deploying new firewalls. The old ones have been in place for more than six years; the new ones will allow us to take advantage of the next generation of features.

Security manager's journal: Heading for the clouds

What makes a good information security professional? I think it's starting at the bottom and working your way up, occupying various positions along the way and obtaining skills in every one of them. It's understanding the business and having the abil...

Better security for not quite everyone

It's scary to think how much sensitive or even valuable information can be gleaned from an untended PC, even one whose user just walked away for a few minutes. That's the sort of thing that security managers fret about but the rest of the world hardl...

Security Manager Journal: Woes hang up mobile policy

Over the past seven months, I have led a team of IT representatives in making sure that all mobile devices are aligned with our new security policy. I thought this was going to be straightforward -- a few mouse clicks to check off some boxes, and our...

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