Europe gets ready for tighter security and telco regulations

Last week saw the European parliament debate the content of a new regulatory telecommunications package that will have far reaching implications for security and risk professionals on both sides of the Atlantic the 785 members of the parliament’s plenary were supposed to vote on the reform package – but six of the most pressuring issues are still open and largely undecided (see: http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/08/551&format=HTML&aged=0&language=DE&guiLanguage=nl).

In a nutshell, this new telco package mirrors the ongoing struggle between forces that call for stronger independence of the respective national telecoms authorities in the EU member states (e.g., supported by the EU parliament) and those seeking more direct control over politically sensitive areas such as security (e.g., represented by the EU council).

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Agenda Politics -- Information Shifts The Balance Of Policy And Influence In Any Organization

JameskobielusBy James Kobielus

Yes, like anyone who got a liberal arts degree (me: B.A., Economics), I had to take Political Science 101. And like anyone who sat and thought about what exactly politics is, I soon realized that it's anything but a science. Some call it the "art of the possible," and that strikes me as exactly right.

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Xohm Unveiled In Baltimore, not BAWA

Presidential Campaign Sparks Parallels With Data Governance Challenges

RobertkarelBy Rob Karel

For those of us here in the U.S., an extremely important Presidential election is coming in November. For months, Americans have been inundated with spin doctoring and politicking at its worst from both campaigns.  We all hear words like "conservative" and "liberal" used as insults, and rhetoric from both sides say how important it is to foster bipartisan collaboration - while doing everything in their power to alienate those from other political parties.

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What is "clickjacking" and should you be concerned about it?

Chenxi Wang

I am at the first national OWASP conference in New York this week, giving a talk on Web 2.0, consumerization, and application security. There is much discussion at the conference about "clickjacking," partially because the researchers weren’t given permission to do an open session, which of course further fanned the interest.

Earlier today, CERT issued a statement on clickjacking, warning that multiple browsers, including IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Chrome, are all vulnerable to the attack.

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Federated SOA definition update

Hi, I'd still like to hear your feedback on this, but wanted to update you on these definitions. Randy Heffner completed editing my report yesterday, and improved the definitions to this:

SOA interoperability is the ability of SOA services and infrastructure to work together by efficiently exchanging information at a specified quality of service level using common formats and protocols, which may be accomplished, at least in part, using mediation.

SOA federation enables diverse domains of SOA services and infrastructure to interoperate seamlessly and transparently as one by delegating among the SOA domains responsibilities such as service location, security, activation, mediation, policy enforcement, ensuring high quality-of-service (QoS), and many others.

So please respond to these new, improved versions!

Thanks,
Mike Gilpin

PS: Max, I saw your post. I think you have a good point, that done the wrong way, SOA can be too complex, and that federation can just be an effort to put lipstick on a pig (and yes, I chose that phrase on purpose!). But even in a well planned and good SOA implementation, these issues of interoperability and federation still come up.

It's about the people, stupid

So, if you were given an opportunity to talk about day two of a technology conference attended by hundreds of technology, business, and vendor folk discussing how they're going to work together to solve really interesting problems over the next few years, what would you say?

How about, "Wow!"

While I heard plenty of talk about technology and tools, each of the couple dozen conversations I had quickly moved to a discussion of people and relationships and how to get things done. Here's a sample of the interactions I was lucky enough to participate in

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It's about the people, stupid

Peter Burris By Peter Burris

So, if you were given an opportunity to talk about day two of a technology conference attended by hundreds of technology, business, and vendor folk discussing how they're going to work together to solve really interesting problems over the next few years, what would you say?

How about, "Wow!"

While I heard plenty of talk about technology and tools, each of the couple dozen conversations I had quickly moved to a discussion of people and relationships and how to get things done. Here's a sample of the interactions I was lucky enough to participate in

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It's About The People, Stupid

By Peter Burris, Principal Analyst & Research Director

So, if you were given an opportunity to talk about day two of a technology conference attended by hundreds of technology, business, and vendor folk discussing how they're going to work together to solve really interesting problems over the next few years, what would you say?

How about, "Wow!"

While I heard plenty of talk about technology and tools, each of the couple dozen conversations I had quickly moved to a discussion of people and relationships and how to get things done. Here's a sample of the interactions I was lucky enough to participate in

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Recap from Forrester’s Business Technology Leadership Forum

Zach Thomas By Zach Thomas

Forrester concluded its Business & Technology Leadership Forum yesterday in Orlando, FL. The theme: “Embrace Technology Chaos. Deliver Business Results"

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