Linda Leblanc - Article Archives - Page 1

Unintentional (But Very Real) Internal Threats

September 25, 2006
Your employees need not be malicious to pose a danger to your enterprise.
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Guarding Against The 'Inside Job'

August 28, 2006
You’ve protected your network from anonymous black hats. But what about your own employees and contractors?
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So a Key IT Person Quit, Now What?

July 24, 2006
How you handle the departure of a top IT pro can have an impact on remaining employees and your network.
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Creating a Culture of Security

June 12, 2006
Fostering a secure environment takes work and money. More than anything, though, it takes commitment by management.
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Recycling Old Gear Could Mean New Problems

May 8, 2006
What you do with old computer gear can mean the difference between secure data and no security at all.
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Laptops: The Most Dangerous Tool on the Network

April 10, 2006
eSecurityPlanet Columnist Linda LeBlanc says laptops are the biggest issue in corporate network security. There are ways to lessen the danger, though.
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Google Desktop: Next Big Thing or Dangerous Tool?

March 13, 2006
eSecurityPlanet Columnist Linda LeBlanc says IT managers need to carefully analyze the Google Desktop before it goes on any user's machine. Do the rewards outweigh the risks?
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Make Your Firewall Work for You

February 13, 2006
eSecurityPlanet columnist Linda LeBlanc says until there's a better way to protect our assets, we have to make the firewall work for us better.
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Top Five Security Threats for 2006

January 9, 2006
Columnist Linda LeBlanc takes a look at the Top Five threats IT and security managers will be facing in 2006. Are you prepared?
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When Data Spills, Who do You Notify?

December 21, 2005
Columnist Linda LeBlanc had her laptop stolen a few weeks ago, and she's still digging out from the mess. But the theft left her with some questions. Who should be notified?
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How do You Recover after a Stolen Laptop?

December 13, 2005
This just proves that it can happen to the best of us. Columnist Linda LeBlanc was pumping gas when someone stole her laptop... and weeks later she's still recovering from it.
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End Users are Clueless -- and it's IT's Fault

November 14, 2005
Columnist Linda LeBlanc says end users are causing most of their own problems... and IT is to blame.
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Fine Line Between a White Hat and Black Hat

October 10, 2005
Columnist Linda LeBlanc says while she's not really a black hat, she can't really call herself a white hat, either. To be a security professional, sometimes you need to be a grey hat.
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Is Your Printer a Network Security Risk?

September 12, 2005
eSecurityPlanet columnist Linda Leblanc says appliances are easily compromised. These small holes can cause major problems.
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Beware the Mailman, the Phone Call and the Email

August 8, 2005
eSecurityPlanet columnist Linda LeBlanc recently received two letters and a check. What actually was delivered was a lesson in defending yourself against fraud.
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Protecting Your Data -- A Cautionary Tale

July 11, 2005
Columnist Linda LeBlanc takes a look at one offer for 'free email virus scanning', and what that free service might actually be costing you.
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Protecting Your Identity and Your Network

June 6, 2005
eSecurityPlanet columnist Linda LeBlanc looks at the little things we do without thinking that put our identities and our networks at risk.
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Take Care of the Details for a Secure Network

May 9, 2005
eSecurityPlanet columnist Linda LeBlanc takes a look at the small details that could mean the difference between a secure network and one riddled with holes.
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Hey! The High-Tech Emperor Has No Clothes

April 11, 2005
eSecurityPlanet columnist Linda LeBlanc responds to the loads of emails she received last month when she said Microsoft misses the point when it comes to security.
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