The Case for Managed Security Services

 
 
By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 2008-06-04 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The case for managed security services is being made every day. Given the uncertain state of the economy, many companies are looking to security as a service to drive down costs and boost return on investment of security IT. In addition, according to Paul Simmonds of the Jericho Forum, and former chief information security officer at chemical manufacturer ICI, most IT managers don't have the time or the staff, and users don't exercise enough responsibility, to make managing security in-house an efficient and safe option. Managed security services may also help prevent spammers or Internet criminal organizations from compromising a company's desktops and servers, says Simmonds, in this IT Link podcast.


 



 
The Case for Managed Security Services
The case for managed security services is being made every day. Given the uncertain state of the economy, many companies are looking to security as a service to drive down costs and boost return on investment of security IT. In addition, according to Paul Simmonds of the Jericho Forum, and former chief information security officer at chemical manufacturer ICI, most IT managers don't have the time or the staff, and users don't exercise enough responsibility, to make managing security in-house an efficient and safe option. Managed security services may also help prevent spammers or Internet criminal organizations from compromising a company's desktops and servers, says Simmonds, in this IT Link podcast.

Host: Mike Vizard

Length: 00:20:21

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As the Editorial Director and Senior Vice President, Michael Vizard sets the strategic editorial direction for the Enterprise Group at Ziff Davis, which includes eWEEK, Baseline, CIO Insight, The Channel Insider, Publish and Microsoft Watch,. Mr. Vizard has served as the Editor in Chief of CMP Media's Computer Resellers News, in addition to being Editor in Chief at International Data Group's InfoWorld. Mr. Vizard has also had extensive editorial management experience over an 18-year career that has included management positions with PC Week, Computerworld, Digital Review and Electronic Buyers' News.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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