Enterprise Digital Rights Management (EDRM) is a growing and important part of securing an organization’s information. The traditional methods of using firewalls and intrusion detection systems are good at keeping the bad guys out, but not so good at keeping those on the inside (the good guys?) from leaking important documents. EDRM encrypts documents and controls access to them even after they leave the security of your firewall.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is good at filtering content by searching for things like social security numbers and preventing that information from getting out. But it’s not good at preventing sensitive documents from walking out the door on a thumb drive or other removable media. Read the rest of this entry »
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States and I wanted to thank some of the people and organizations that I rely on for expertise and dialog in my business. Hook up with them on Twitter, check out their blogs and say thanks for all the great advice and information they share.
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In a recent article on eliminating duplicate content from Intranets, Mike Moran talked about removing barriers to information that is inside an organization. There is a lot of duplication when you create both inside and outside versions of the same information. He says that the firewall is becoming an old metaphor when applied to who can and who can’t access information. Read the rest of this entry »
I finally finished reading The Cluetrain Manifesto. It took me awhile because I was reading 2 other books at the same time (multitasking is killing me). It was nice to read one of the books that helped turn business on its head by catalyzing something that people knew but were afraid to express. Life and consequently business is about people who talk to each other. Surprise! That’s how things get done. This wasn’t earth shattering to me, but I liked the way the authors cut through all the crap to get down to basics. Life is about stories. Read the rest of this entry »
I have been reading The Cluetrain Manifesto and noticing how relevant this book is almost 10 years after its publication. The book and the manifesto itself address how business is changing in the Internet age. Back in the dark ages, before computers and mass media, commerce was done through conversations between people. The village bazaar with its hustle and bustle is where people met, talked, gossiped, spread news and generally got things done. It was chaotic and informal. It was human. You can see the same thing at a county fair or a garage sale. It’s informal and its also fun. Read the rest of this entry »