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ISO 27001 and You

Published: 2008-02-07
Last Updated: 2008-02-07 16:07:42 UTC
by Chris Carboni (Version: 1)
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As anyone who has looked at the ISO 27001 standard knows, certification is not easy.

Are you currently pursuing certification?  Are you certified?  Do you care about certification?

Take a moment and answer our new poll and if you're moving down the 27001 road and are so obliged, drop us a note with what worked well for you and what made you want to change careers.

 

 

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Reminder IE7 push on the 12th

Published: 2008-02-07
Last Updated: 2008-02-07 02:13:00 UTC
by Mark Hofman (Version: 1)
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Just a quick reminder to those in the corporate world and using WSUS.  

From a technet update email

Volume 10, Issue 3: February 6, 2008

"On February 12, 2008 Microsoft will release the Windows Internet Explorer 7 Installation and Availability update to Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). Windows Internet Explorer 7 Installation and Availability Update is a complete installation package that will upgrade machines running Internet Explorer 6 to Windows Internet Explorer 7. Customers who have configured WSUS to "auto-approve" Update Rollup packages will automatically upgrade machines running Internet Explorer 6 to Windows Internet Explorer 7 after February 12, 2008 and consequently, may want to read Knowledge Base article 946202 to manage how and when this update is installed. For more on the Windows Internet Explorer 7 Installation and Availability Update, read Knowledge Base article 940767."

There are still many organisations that use IE6 because of internal applications that may not work with IE 7 or alternate browsers.  So if you use WSUS and have a need to stay with IE6, you should check out the knowledge base article otherwise the 13th is not going to be a happy day for you.

Mark H - Shearwater

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New TrueCrypt supports full HD encryption

Published: 2008-02-07
Last Updated: 2008-02-07 01:01:04 UTC
by Daniel Wesemann (Version: 1)
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The latest version of TrueCrypt was released yesterday.  This free open source hard-drive encryption software now supports encryption of the entire disk with pre-boot authentication. I haven't tried it yet on my own, but if it works as perfectly as the previous versions of TrueCrypt, then there is definitely no excuse anymore for lost laptops with sensitive data.

 

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