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Webcast “The problem with making things foolproof is that we keep evolving a better class of fool”, as the old saying goes. And nowhere is this more true than in security where breaches remain regular and commonplace despite all the investment that has gone into it.

Part of the problem is that we expect users to be experts in security, when in reality what they want to do is be successful in their job and will hunt out ways to make this happen. If security gets in the way, there will be a workaround. New devices and services give users much more to choose from, and more problems for IT to solve.

Getting to grips with this is vital, because the increased risk is holding many businesses back from working more flexibly, getting closer to customers and having more integration with partners and supply chain. But it’s clear we need to be thinking of the bigger picture when it comes to protecting users from themselves.

On 23 February we had a studio full of experts who talked about these issues - getting to the heart of the problem of securing end users and protecting them from their own actions.

This was hosted by Tim Phillips from The Register with special guests Andrew Buss from analysts Freeform Dynamics and Chris Boyd from GFI.

The programme took on the following topics that included illustrated points and examples of best practice where possible:

• An overview of the situation

• The changing face of end user computing

• Emerging risks

• Impact on the business

• Why security is not working

• Rising costs and continuing breaches

• Sensitive information contained on many devices

• User behaviour

• Protecting users

• What is realistic to expect

• Can training help?

• Monitoring and enforcing policy

It’s not too late to see all the security defensive action from this webcast, so get a handle on all these security concerns and tune in now.

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