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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)

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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:

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   1.  Run the following test,

    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:

  1. Has it’s own virtual desktops:  dinCloud dinDaaS
  2. Has it’s own management/configuration software:  dinManage
  3. 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.

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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!