Secure Access Service Edge

Secure Access Service Edge: A Paradigm Shift

The network and network security world is experiencing, like any other technology, its digital revolution. The traditional vision of “inside the firewall” and “outside the firewall” has been shattered: Internet has become the network of the extended enterprise. Secure Access Service Edge: Trends Leading to a Paradigm Shift Moving from a “network-centric” architecture to a “user-centric” and “application-centric” architecture. On the one hand, the cloud and the decentralization of servers and applications in disparate clouds; on the other hand, the… Read More >>

terminal client léger

Making the administration workstation incorruptible with a hardened thin client terminal

The terminal allowing administrators to access the administration network is a key element for the global security of organizations’ information systems. A possible corruption of this terminal is a major risk for companies. The use of a hardened thin client terminal communicating with administration virtual desktops allows you to take advantage of the specific and secure architecture of a hardened thin client terminal while benefiting from the functionalities of Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions thanks to virtualization. Prerequisites for using… Read More >>

gestion des accès à privilèges - PAM

What exactly is Privileged Access Management?

If you work in the IT industry, you’ve probably already heard terms like “Privileged Access Management” (PAM) and “Privileged User Management”. But you didn’t say anything because you didn’t know exactly what it was all about. Don’t worry, in this blog post you’ll learn everything you need to know about Privileged Access Management. PAM according to the Gartner According to the Gartner, “Privileged Access Management” (PAM) solutions are designed to help organizations provide a secure and privileged access to critical… Read More >>

IT Equipment

How to Reduce the Cost and Environmental Footprint of Your IT Equipment?

For some companies, particularly those from the service sector, the management of IT equipment can represent a significant cost, both in terms of purchase and use (energy consumption, maintenance, etc.) and after a few years of use, their disposal becomes a source of pollution (despite the obligation to recycle IT equipment, all equipment has a certain proportion of non-recyclable components [01]). However, there is a solution that can address these issues in order to reduce their impacts: application virtualization. Reduce… Read More >>

The human face of the workplace

The human face of the workplace

A world without users? “Automation”, “DevOps”, “Robotic Process Automation” (RPA), bots, chatbots and other robots, “artificial intelligence” (AI), … According to some people, users will disappear from the scene: the omnipresence of computing, called “digital”, will eventually replace them, do everything for them, and even do more and better than they do. Clearly, as the French song goes, “we are very little things, …”. Will dematerialization go so far as to dematerialize the user? Is there anyone still behind the… Read More >>

TISAX, a standard in the automotive industry

TISAX, a standard in the automotive industry

Based on the standard ISO 27001 and adapted to the requirements of the automotive field, the TISAX (Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange) standard was developed by the VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie, the German automotive industry association) in partnership with an association of European automotive manufacturers, called the European Network Exchange (ENX). The TISAX security audit standard allows the mutual acceptance of information security assessments (carried out by trusted and certified third parties) in the automotive industry and provides a common… Read More >>

externalisation de l'administration de son SI

Should you outsource the administration of the Information System?

As mentioned in some of my articles ([01], [02]), IT security is not an option and must be a strategic focus for any organization. Indeed, in my opinion, IT security is both essential and fundamental in order to, among other things, protect the information assets of an organization. Now, let’s focus only on outsourcing the administration of a network or part of a network. Indeed, due to a lack of human or financial resources, the executive committee of an organization… Read More >>

The Cleanroom concept for a safe and secure administration

A bastion is a military structure projecting outward from the wall of a fortress. In computer science, we can extrapolate the term “bastion” to a host deliberately exposed to an external, not trusted, network. In general, the purpose of a “cyber bastion host” is to protect a network or part of a network from external threats; it is therefore the most exposed element, the one that is most likely to be attacked . If a bastion “falls down”, the whole… Read More >>

Home Office

Telework: how to access your enterprise IS securely from home?

On my way to telework, I got telepunched for over speeding on the information highway… and it cost me a hell of a telefine! Philippe GELUCK (“Le tour du chat en 365 jours”) Starting with the Macron Ordonnance of September 2017, any employee can request to telework in France. Besides revolutionizing managerial rules, telework allows an adapted organization of professional time by and for an employee. It should be reminded that, by definition, telework is performed outside the employer’s premises… Read More >>

Wie kann man das Desktop des IT-Administrators sichern?

How to secure IT administrators’ desktops?

The weakest link in a chain is the strongest because it can break it. Stanislaw Jerzy Lec Information Systems (IS) have developed considerably and are constantly progressing. The Information Systems Security is crucial from an economic and State standpoint, and even from a personal perspective. However, the Information Systems Security is based mainly on its weakest link, which is also the essential element: the human. The administrator who has a power and a very strong responsibility is no exception to… Read More >>