Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Enterprise Security 2.0

Traditional information security measures primarily involved securing enterprise network from outsiders using firewalls. However with growing focus on collaboration, evolution of web 2.0 (and cloud computing), we are seeing a paradigm shift in the way enterprises used to operate.

These days we work with people and organizations that are partners rather than employees. To be effective, they need access to data and intellectual property that the organization owns, but it must often be delivered to an environment that it does not control. Ultimately the only reliable security strategy is to protect the information itself, rather than the network and the IT infrastructure.

In this context I came across the following recommendations from the Jericho forum:

Extending these ideas, checkout Jericho forums' recommended 11 commandments on enterprise security.

In coming days, as we move more towards distributed computing over the cloud, I see the above recommendations gaining in relevance.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Google Fast Flip

Google launched Fast Flip - A web application that let's users discover and share news articles.

On first look, It greatly enhances the UX factor i.e I liked the feeling of being able to flip through pages before reading the details. You automatically get 'Most Viewed' and 'Recent' news items which helps you keep abreast of latest top stories.
Fast Flip also features a search engine and let users share content. Based on their reading choices, users will see suggestions for other articles they might find interesting.

Downside: At this point, Google isn't making any tools available for external developers to integrate Fast Flip with their Web sites and applications.

To me, It's unclear how this product is positioned vis-a-vis google news. Nonetheless, I won't complain as long as I have option to choose.