Yeah – i skimmed the employee handbooks of the companies I’ve worked for (IBM, Cisco, RSA, etc) – and yes they all state that IT security is everyone’s job.
And we all know – that users ignore these messages like they do “TSA babble” at the airports. (See Image #1)
Image #1: Users do NOT feel that IT security is “their job” – they expect IT to address all security concerns.
Latest Example: The “POODLE” Flaw – Browser SSL Vulnerability
Short for “Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption,” Poodle essentially makes it possible for hackers to subvert protections on SSL, which secures data transmitted from a website to a visitor. An SSL certificate, for instance, confirms for customers that a website like Amazon is actually Amazon, not a falsified site hoping to steal their credit card information. (Ref: CNET)
So what is the recommendation? All users should:
1. Run the following test, http://www.poodletest.com
2. If they see their browser(s) are vulnerable (See Image #2)
3. Should disable SSLv3 on their browsers
Image #2: It departments have sent out notes to their users to check their browsers (this is an example of a “vulnerable” browser). Most users ignore these messages.
The Answer to User Indifference? Centralized Management of Desktops
That’s exactly what dinCloud provides. Because dinCloud dinDaaS provides a CENTRALIZED managed, hosted service for user desktops – vulnerabilities like “POODLE” can be addressed, centrally from you IT team.
This is because dinCloud:
- Has it’s own virtual desktops: dinCloud dinDaaS
- Has it’s own management/configuration software: dinManage
- Has it’s own centralize servers: dinCloud
Thus vulnerabilities like POODLE, become immediately manageable by your security team. Your team can log on the desktops (and servers) to insure that all security parameters are updated.
Image #3: Because dinCloud centrally host your users desktops, browser vulnerabilities, like “POODLE” can be quickly and UNIFORMLY addressed by your team- without expecting users to get involved.
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All the best! Cloud on!