Stories by Pete Merrick

Alphabet soup -- certification for the information security professional

When an organisation uses an information security professional to secure information systems or to investigate breaches in their systems; the company has to place its critical resources in the hands of that professional. This requires a substantial level of trust. However, determining whether that professional is trustworthy is often not an easy task. One method that helps prove a person's track record is professional certification.

Selecting the best firewall

With the barrage of recent Internet attacks such as Nimda, Code Red and the constant flow of Web defacements, protecting your company from unauthorised access has become absolutely necessary. Probably the most commonly known and used security mechanism to protect your organisation from these threats is the firewall. The huge range of firewall products on the market today can make choosing the right product for your organisation a daunting task.