Cloud Computing Goes Mainstream Implications for the IT Security Workforce
MARCH 20, 2017
Addressing this IT cloud security challenge is a two-fold challenge. Changing Roles of IT Professionals First, while cloud computing and SaaS business models can enable IT organizations to lower infrastructure costs and enable more agility to support customers, they are fundamentally changing the roles of many IT and IT security professionals. Not so long ago, IT security staff worked to protect the organization’s IT perimeter.
Surprise! Knowledge Guru Summer Release Adds SCORM, Security Features
JUNE 25, 2014
That means players can access it on a company intranet or behind a firewall, if you’d like. Your Games Just Got More Secure. You can now choose between a Low, Medium and High security setting: Low Security: Players may register on the website without restriction.
Software as a Service SaaS Implications for the IT Security Workforce
APRIL 19, 2017
In this case, it is likely that sensitive data will be stored and controlled by the SaaS provider and used by an organization’s customers or partners so that the data never comes in contact with the organization’s network, firewalls, or any other security device or process controlled by the organization. So how does an organization extend its security policies and controls to public clouds and SaaS applications?
Mobile Learning: 3 Security Threats & 7 Ways to Beat Them
JUNE 15, 2016
However, security and privacy issues in mobile learning may play spoil sport. Malware/viruses, system and data security, users’ privacy, Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IPR) issues pose challenges in the path of mobile learning. Seven Ways to Beat Security Threats.
Firewall Problems and Solutions
JUNE 27, 2008
I would love to hear back from people on this as I received a question around firewall problems and solutions that I've not heard as much in the past couple of years. Their issue is that they are running into customers who are tightening their firewall settings and it causes some of their content to not work. Are you finding issues with firewalls these days? Anyone having issues with Windows Media and firewalls? Do Flash players cause any problems with firewalls?
Your Team for the Win?
FEBRUARY 3, 2017
We all like to believe that our firewalls are secure, our devices are encrypted, our staff is smart on social media, and are aware of the dangers of phishing emails , but even in a perfect world, something will slip through the cracks. Compliance Healthcare Security
Mitigating the Risks of BYOD in corporate learning
APRIL 29, 2014
However, this trend comes with its own set of challenges and Security is the top concern that most organizations have with the policy of BYOD. Passwords, Firewalls and Encryption: The platform of corporate learning is the enterprise Learning Management System for most organizations.
L&D: Learning and Dystopia
APRIL 27, 2017
I tried to talk IT into letting you project in but the firewall is the firewall, no exceptions for non-personnel.”. “It’s But if the vaguely-worded debriefing they’d secure-sent me was any indication I wasn’t sure if I wanted see.
Virtual Classroom Adoption – The Four Stages of Change
SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
Organizations spend more time worrying about firewalls, security, hardware, and software (important topics all) than they think about adoption and usability. Adopting, and excelling at, the virtual classroom is much more about attitudinal change than it is about implementing technology. Ultimately, people need to BELIEVE that the virtual classroom will work.
70:20:10 and user generated learning: no way!
Challenge to Learn
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
You can’t use user generated learning for compliance training or security training. With compliance training and security training you have to be able to prove that your employees know the rules. That is not secure! On top of that we added our own security.
Implementing a Virtual World
JANUARY 13, 2009
Private, secure, hosted environments This allowed for a quick implementation and overcame several potential IT department obstacles or road blocks. One concern with virtual worlds or any Internet application is security. Working through corporate firewalls.
7 Challenges to Social Learning
OCTOBER 28, 2014
Security issues. Issues like firewalls and security may be major concerns when you launch an enterprise-wide social learning project. Social Learning is a self-propagating concept, that is- once a social learning culture is achieved in an organization.
MARCH 3, 2017
Healthcare has worked to create processes for disallowing access by third party contractors, encrypted their devices and strengthened their firewalls, but the hackers are finding the weak link – email. Healthcare Security
When Does a Cloud-based LMS Make Sense?
Living in Learning
JULY 12, 2012
There was something about having my own staff running my own servers behind my own firewall that provided a sense of security and control. To an extent it did, and the IT staff would be the first to man the ramparts to fight off having anything living outside the firewall – much less allowing anyone outside to get into our systems. I feel their concern, and I respect the need to protect the network and data resources behind the firewall.
Lectora Online V2.0 is Coming
AUGUST 27, 2014
1) Escape the Firewall – You need to be able to work across states, countries and even continents. Working in the cloud lets you access project information securely outside your company’s firewall.
How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning
MARCH 8, 2010
As a personal learning tool, Twitter is great but it’s a public platform and what you share on it is available to everyone, some organizations may need tools which can be installed behind their firewalls (Laconica, Yonkly) or that is available as a secure private service (Yammer).
4 Key Emerging Trends in LMS
SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
Gone are the days when having your own staff running your own servers behind your own firewall provided a sense of security and control. More than 2 years back, I had carried out a SWOT analysis of the LMS to get some understanding on the LMS scenario.
My first visit to China:The keyword is control
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 6, 2015
I knew that I would not have access to Facebook, Twitter and Google because they are blocked by the Great Chinese Firewall, but it goes much further than that. This week I was in Beijing for the launch of the Chinese edition of Easygenerator.
Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore
APRIL 13, 2010
The system is secure, data is encrypted and the spaces are private. deploys worlds in the cloud as software as a service and firewalled worlds using our "harmony" deployment system based on Windows Hyper-V with a focus on customer support and custom development.
5 Top IT-enabled business trends that are affecting Corporate Learning
AUGUST 12, 2014
There are some skeptics who question the security of data residing in the Cloud LMS, but modern systems have multi-layered firewalls and advanced network design which ensure that only authorized entries into the Cloud LMS are allowed.
Latest #LMS Takeaways Plus Did you know?
DECEMBER 4, 2015
That security has become a hot inquiry in the corporate side of the house, and HE for that matter. Security on the business side is now a top “we need to know” item for an LMS. Let’s break down the reality in terms of security and save your IT/IS person and you time to post all those questions: Most LMS vendors host their LMS on hosting sites Amazon S3, Rackspace, Akamai, AWS – all of which are extremely secure, especially Amazon S3.
Why eLearning in the finance industry is very important
MAY 4, 2015
With internet based eLearning you can deploy your courses in a tightly controlled manner, providing fine-grained access only to the right employees and securing the whole thing behind your company’s firewall or VPN. Banking.
Online Training: Best Practices for Attending a Live, Online Course
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
Is there anything worse than logging into your online training two minutes before it starts only to find out that your corporate firewall won't let you in at all? It can become a security risk if you leave your email or personal information visible. by AJ Walther. Online classes are here to stay. They're easy, they're environmentally friendly, they're economical, and they're extremely effective.
Business Social Media Benefits
MARCH 11, 2011
First, there are corporate equivalents: for every Facebook and Twitter there’s a behind-the-firewall and/or industrial strength and secure solution. For the Australasian Talent Conference that will run in Sydney May 24-26 (where I’m speaking), they’ve been drumming up interest with a press release. As a consequence, I’ve been doing some interviews, some live, some via email.
The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution
DECEMBER 15, 2016
The vast majority of these situations require a behind the firewall/locally installed LMS. It is nearly 13 years since I started working in the LMS space.
3 Steps to Maximize Volunteer Engagement
DECEMBER 5, 2016
Can you ensure that your data is secure and that everyone in your organizations understands compliance? Using a secure firewall? A nonprofit would be just an idea without the volunteers that power the steam in your organization.
LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?
JULY 21, 2015
The security info and technical data they will provide comes directly from those individual sites. For the majority of technical questions/requirements I see on RFPs are those whose experience are with systems behind the company’s firewall, or ERP platforms or HRIS systems and so forth. If you have a firewall blocking social media, mention that. Security inquiries. And you can find all the security information you need there.
Employees Avoiding Corporate Barriers
AUGUST 25, 2015
If an organization must secure themselves by putting up barriers, before erecting those barriers, other equally effective ways for employees to get their work done should be in place. Even a barrier as small as needing to sign into a firewall is big enough to make an employee avoid security measures. Long before any barriers or security measure can be put into effect, money needs to be invested at providing another solution that’s just as good or better.
When Does Your Training Need To Go On A Private Cloud?
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Plus, you get to decide the exact security options , firewall configuration, etc., Few things illustrate the fast pace of change in the IT industry better than the enterprise data center.
Twitter Founder Launches New App - Its a Jelly, eh?
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
JANUARY 24, 2014
In order for this to work in the enterprise it would need to be hosted behind a firewall for security to approve it. I have a hard time NOT thinking of this movie whenever I see doughnuts. And I have been known to bribe my kids with them.
The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns
AUGUST 2, 2011
We need to ensure the privacy and security of our organisation’s content. But if you want to keep the materials as close to the workflow as possible, then other tools are available for in-house, behind-the-firewall, enterprise use. Tweet.
Using Games and Gamification for Employee Screening
APRIL 21, 2014
One example is to gamifiy the process of selection of people to work in the cyber security industry. The applicants compete for a limited number of spots and need to demonstrate knowledge of network software, creative approaches to firewall breaches and time to breach.
Shrinking LMS Implementation Fees Drive Market Expansion
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Firewalls, server sizing, bandwidth, database preference, historical data migrations, customizations and integrations were complex and problematic. When an organization buys or licenses an LMS they only need to configure their own, private, secure area of the LMS.
Microsoft Buys Skype: Will it Impact Your eLearning Strategy?
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
MAY 10, 2011
Basically having Skype behind your firewall is a pretty cool thought wouldn't you say? This could also be good for secure corporate mobile communications. The big news this week is Microsoft buying Skype for $8.5billion. I suppose I could end this post right there an let that sink in. There are many places to read all of the business and tech news about the deal. I liked the GigaOm post. Just Google it if you want the story from many different angles.