Patrolling the Channel

A SearchSecurityChannel.com podcast for security solution providers.


November 24, 2009  6:22 PM

The state of compliance in the cloud



Posted by: Ndamour
Patrolling the Channel, regulatory compliance, security solution providers

The attraction of the cloud is easy to understand: It provides a low cost way of storing data for businesses that, especially in this gloomy economic climate, may not have a ton of cash to throw at an on site, more expensive implementation. But one thing that your customers need to understand about the cloud is its compliance implications.

Jim Reavis, co-founder and executive director of the Cloud Security Alliance, recently sat down with SearchSecurityChannel.com to discuss compliance and the cloud. In this podcast, you’ll hear about the major compliance concerns that every security solution provider should consider, plus what kinds of technologies best address compliance and the cloud, and finally what the future of the cloud holds for compliance.

Listen to this podcast now, and be sure to leave your questions or comments in the section below!

October 29, 2009  5:52 PM

Will your customers be prepared for secure telecommuting in the event of a flu pandemic?



Posted by: Ndamour
Patrolling the Channel, secure remote access, secure telecommuting

It’s hard to avoid hearing about the H1N1 virus in the news these days. If a serious flu pandemic does sweep across the country or world, will your customers be prepared for the potential security implications of a sudden onslaught of remote employees or students?

In this edition of Patrolling the Channel, Matt Bossom and Travis Watson of Accuvant discuss the security issues that need to be considered for secure remote access. Find out what technologies work best for secure remote access as well as what telecommuting security services to offer customers.

Listen now to learn how to take advantage of this frightening, but very real potential opportunity. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.


September 25, 2009  1:33 PM

Keeping customers safe from social media threats



Posted by: Ndamour
Patrolling the Channel, Social media security

Social media has become a fact of life for some businesses, but others are still hesitant to adopt the tools for business use. Given the security threats inherent in many of these applications, it’s understandable why so many of your customers would think banning the use of these tools is the best move.

In this podcast, Daniel P. Wallace, a Detroit, MI-based information security consultant explains how solution providers can help customers create a social media policy. Such a policy would allow companies to take full advantage of the business benefits of social media, while also keeping their company’s information safe. Listen now to find out how you can take advantage of this opportunity.


August 27, 2009  3:20 PM

Disaster recovery: A lucrative security opportunity?



Posted by: Ndamour
disaster recovery, Patrolling the Channel, security solution providers

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes, are a constant in life, no matter where your customers’ companies are located. For this reason, solution providers may want to consider getting involved with disaster recovery security services. No part of the country, or world, is immune to such disasters, so it’s important to ensure that your customers are prepared for what may come.

In this edition of Patrolling the Channel, Allen Zuk, president and CEO of Sierra Management Consulting LLC, an independent technology consulting firm in New Jersey, talks about how security plays into disaster recovery, and how you can get your company involved in this potentially lucrative revenue opportunity.

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July 30, 2009  3:11 PM

Getting to know the Red Flags Rules



Posted by: Ndamour
Patrolling the Channel, regulatory compliance

On August 1, 2009, all of your customer companies that are creditors must be in compliance with the Red Flags Rules. This compliance effort is not nearly as straightforward as solution providers would hope it to be. There are many issues to consider, not the least of which being that you and your company could be held accountable for a customer data breach if you have been working with them with Red Flags compliance.

In this month’s edition of Patrolling the Channel, Kevin McDonald, executive vice president of Alvaka Networks, will tell you everything you need to know in order to help customers become compliant with the Red Flags Rules. This compliance effort could become a significant revenue opportunity for you, but only if you take the time to really get to know the Red Flags Rules.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below.


June 25, 2009  2:32 PM

Windows 7 security features



Posted by: Ndamour
Patrolling the Channel, Windows 7 security

With the release of Windows 7 just on the horizon, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with its new and improved security features. Getting ahead now will ensure that you are ready and able to help your customers with the installation of the new Microsoft operating system.

In this month’s edition of Patrolling the Channel, Michael Cobb of Cobweb Applications Ltd. talks about what security features Microsoft has improved since its last version of Windows, as well as what security features have been added on.

If you have any questions or comments, be sure to leave them in the comments section below.

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May 28, 2009  2:52 PM

What does a PCI DSS pre-assessment entail?



Posted by: Ndamour
Patrolling the Channel

In this month’s edition of Patrolling the Channel, Mark Kadrich of TSC discusses his company’s PCI DSS pre-assessment service. Find out why Mark considers this a valuable service, what the service entails and whether it would be a good option to offer your customers.

If you have any questions be sure to leave them in the comments section below.

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April 23, 2009  2:47 PM

How to help customers with Massachusetts data protection law 201 CMR 17



Posted by: Ndamour
data protection, Patrolling the Channel

Massachusetts data protection law 201 CMR 17 will take effect on January 1, 2010. Will your customers be ready? In this edition of Patrolling the Channel, learn what makes Mass. 201 CMR 17 different from other state data breach laws, where your customers will need the most help and how to get them fully compliant with the law.

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April 22, 2009  3:17 PM

Stimulus package offers new revenue opportunities for solution providers



Posted by: Ndamour
economic stimulus package, Patrolling the Channel, surviving the recession

The economic stimulus package has made millions of dollars available to many different organizations throughout the country, including security solution providers. In this edition of Patrolling the Channel, Oli Thordarson and Tim Jemal discuss how the stimulus package will affect solution provider businesses. Learn when this money will be available to your customers’ companies, as well as how to help customers make good use of the available dollars.

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April 22, 2009  3:16 PM

Security certifications and the channel: What you need to know



Posted by: Ndamour
Patrolling the Channel, security certifications

Which security certifications will provide the most benefit to your company? Are there any security certifications gaining popularity that you should know about? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this edition of Patrolling the Channel.

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