Re: Security Basics for Sales People
From: Steve (securityfocus_at_delahunty.com)
To: "Corey LeBleu" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 10:17:55 -0400
Brings back scary memories. Those sales people love to write down their
passswords on a sticky and put that on their laptop that they leave at the
office in their open cubicle with no lock on the computer.
I would not even really tell them about the firewall/IDS/etc except to maybe
explain there are several security systems in place at various points on
your network to protect the employees, such as those in the sales
department. You could explain for instance that something they likely know
of called a firewall offers some protection from Internet threats but that
your firm has other measures and systems in place.
I received a nice set of security awareness glossy cards addressing certain
levels within an organization (board, execs, users, IT) from the Information
Systems Audit and Control Association. I could not find it on their
bookstore site though. http://www.isaca.org
You may also want to consider annual security awareness training as is noted
There are "user" level briefings/info there.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Corey LeBleu" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 9:15 AM
Subject: Security Basics for Sales People
Does anyone know a good general paper online on security basics that I
could pass down to my company's sales people? I just need something
really basic explaining things like the purpose of a firewall, IDS,
DMZ, encryption, and penetration test. I just want something that I
can give to the sales manager to give out to the non-tech people.
Senior Security Engineer
7117 Florida Blvd, Suite 310
Baton Rouge, LA 70806