You Are There: Scenes From Nth Generation's Annual End User Symposium

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New Nth Practice: Risk Mitigation

Jeromie Jackson, Nth Generation's new security practice lead, introduced several ways which companies can help decrease the risks from their IT infrastructures:

* Companies need to categorize all their data regardless of where it sits, from servers to mobile devices to corporate credit cards.

* Carefully select the policies and audit controls applied to reducing the risks related to corporate data, as they can be very costly to implement.

* New technologies to protect business data need to be implemented thoroughly, with no weak links allowed.

* Assess the new technologies to ensure they are implemented properly, making sure that changes are included as customers and suppliers change.

* Make it very clear who is authorized to use a company's services.

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