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Subject: Re: UKNM: Onffsite Applications - Security and trust
From: Stefan Magdalinski
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 10:25:44 +0100

Chetan Damani wrote:
> I am currently doing some work for a telecoms company, and I am more of
> technical security person and they are looking for ideas in the "trust our
> company" field, the company does have a lot of brand, but they want to be
> completely (as close to 100% as possible) secure/trustworthy.
> How can we convince people to move there applications offsite. security and
> trust wise..?
> e.g A knowledge managment Intranet site hosted and managed by an outsourced
> supplier.
> What could you offer that would convince companies that your site(site as in
> real location and people in the site, not a web site) is secure enough and
> you can be trusted..

I usually demonstrate how much more secure the outsourced solution is
than their usually pathetic internal procedures.

> Is there any government based security clearance system for companies? like
> they have for contracters/employees..but would that work?

burdensome but insecure.

> We could have nondisclosure agreements but what do you think would really
> seal it ?

absolutely not.

> any ideas??
> thanks in advance..this is the only place I think I can get any real
> answers..as I posted my question in an NT Security list..and got no where..

first recommendation: if you give more than lipservice to security,
don't use NT.


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