This Week in Enterprise Tech 6

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This Week in Enterprise Tech
Episode 6

This Week in Enterprise Tech 6:

Introduces guests and asks Brian about how to deal with Hawaii heat in the Enterprise. Humidity is a huge concern, opening outside doors allows water to enter which needs to be extracted by HVAC.

Technology Byte

Securing Data

  • How do you secure data, balancing security with convenience.
  • If security becomes overbearing it gets turned off.
  • Asses your risk model/level.
  • When you have a data breach, stay calm instead of overbearing security lock downs.
  • 90% of security is policy, 10% Technical. UTMs don't read minds.
  • Instead of blocking FaceBook, block farmville (block parts of sites).

Stuff my IT Guy Says

Out of Band Management

  • Networking for IT Pros (Production and Management)
  • You don't want your users to be able to access your networking devices' management.
  • From the Network Operations Center (NOC) we can manage devices on the management VLAN.
  • Networking devices use serial console ports to manage. Remotely you can login and reload a device (restart) and configuration.
  • Using a remote managed PDU you can power cycle a device's power remotely.
  • Networks can span several floors, buildings, cities, countries...
  • While costs are a concern, ROI comes from less downtime and money/time spent to go to a device physically.
  • OoBM is a must says guest Dimitri.


  • Volunteer spots open for InteropNET in NewYork


  • Firewall stress tests: 20 VPN Connections (3DES AES 256 TLS)
  • How do you assess your firewall capacity needs?
    • Aggregate packets through WireShark
    • Firewall CPU usage should not be high.
    • Asses the types of traffic


  • Go2Meeting is popular
  • Compartmentalize network to isolate attack threat zones using VLANs
  • At home you can separate your work network from your family networ. using VLANs.
  • IPS integrated.
  • For individuals you can restrict VPN access to only those with Anti-Virus installed on their machine, is using secure wireless.
  • Use split tunneling so only traffic destined for the remote network passes through the VPN Tunnel.

SOHO Security

Hardware & Software Mentions

  • Dell SonicWALL
  • Open Gear Out of Band Serial Console Management Switch.


  • Audible
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  • Book suggestion: Daemon by Daniel Suarez

Production Information

  • Recorded Date: August 20, 2012
  • Release Date: August 20, 2012
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