Siemens Resources for Security Educators

In the April 4, 2006 Network World Newsletter, M. E. KABAY ON SECURITY STRATEGIES, he focused on Siemens resources for security educators:

Recently, I was updating a module that includes penetration testing and ran across a series of short white papers at http ://www.insight.co.uk/downloads/whitepapers.htm authored by experts of the Insight Consulting group of Siemens. The unusual aspect, and the reason I am mentioning the papers for readers is that the company states, "You are free to distribute our white papers but please observe our copyright notice." What a contrast with organizations that require registration for everybody who downloads even a single paper from their Web sites!

Security awareness managers will find the following papers useful for
internal training for various sectors of their organizations, and university
professors may also find them helpful for students:

* Telecom fraud
* Shooting phish in a barrel
* Identity Theft: Managing the risk
* Web Services and XML security
* Identity and Access Management: Employee lifecycles and roles

Attracted by the company's generosity, I explored the Web site and found
additional resources that will be helpful to my students and perhaps to your
colleagues:

* The case study page
<http://www.insight.co.uk/downloads/casestudies.htm&gt; has 10
reports that can be used for class discussion.

* There's a podcast
<http://www.insight.co.uk/downloads/podcasts.htm&gt; about crisis
management.

* An Oracle database expert provides slides
<http://www.insight.co.uk/downloads/presentations.htm&gt; about how
database administrators can help secure databases.

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Steve Mullen has been involved in information technology for over 35 years. He is also actively involved in the music program (voice and English hand bells) and Vestry of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Damascus, MD.

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