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BEYOND SECURITY PLANNING: TOWARDS A MODEL OF SECURITY MANAGEMENT

BEYOND SECURITY PLANNING: TOWARDS A MODEL OF SECURITY MANAGEMENT

As we mentioned before, when reviewing the security practice of an agency you always find some kind of security guidelines or plans or measures or patterns of behaviour in progress. There are many forces at stake, from stereotypes about security practice to a reluctance to increase the existing workload by incorporating new security activities. Security practice is typically fragmented, evolutionary and largely intuitive. In terms of security management it is necessary to proceed step by step, making incremental changes to improve performance. Security strategies and procedures tend to emerge from “strategic subsystems”, each of which covers a specific area of work (logistics, a field team specially concerned with its security, a headquarters manager under pressure by donor´s concerns for security, etc.). Incrementalism 4 in security management opens the door to informal processes and allows space for nucleus of change agents at work. Precipitating events (such as security incidents) prompt urgent, interim decisions that shape the security practice and that, if properly managed, becomes part of a widely shared consensus for action among members of the field and management teams.
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A SURVEY ON CURRENT SECURITY STRATEGIES IN DATA WAREHOUSES

A SURVEY ON CURRENT SECURITY STRATEGIES IN DATA WAREHOUSES

An approach called MDA (Model Driven Architecture) is applied by Calos Blanco, et al. [6] to develop secure data warehouse and protect the organization’s sensitive data or information from unauthorized users. MDA [7] is the Object Management Group (OMG) standard approach, which provides a model driven software development based on separation of the specification of the system functionality and its implementation. This approach allows us to define models at different abstraction level: Computer Independent Model (CIM) at Business level and Platform Independent model at conceptual level and Platform Specific model (PSM) at logical level and Code at Physical level.
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Endpoint Security Strategies Part II

Endpoint Security Strategies Part II

Best in Class companies (Figure 8) concentrated mostly on training staff in regulatory requirements, policies, and best practices to overcome these challenges (78%). This was followed closely by selecting a solution that integrates well with current IT management systems (56%), and improving / creating operational procedures and best practices (44%). Best in Class companies also reported success in selecting systems that allow cen- tralized policy definition and enforcement (33%) and improving integration of currently deployed endpoint security systems (33%) to improve endpoint security and drive adop- tion of endpoint data protection solutions. Laggards overcame their challenges by im- proving and/or creating operational procedures and best practices (55%), selecting sys- tems that allow centralized policy definition and enforcement (41%), and training staff in regulatory requirements, policies, and best practices (27%) to drive adoption.
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Europe’s multiple security strategies towards Africa

Europe’s multiple security strategies towards Africa

Policy coordination and coherence issues are even more complex when we turn to the broader EU presence in the Horn of Africa, which in financial terms is far larger than the CSDP programmes. 16 On the aid front, the Commission floated in 2012 a new ‘Action Plan for the Horn of Africa’, dubbed ‘Supporting Horn of Africa Resilience’ (SHARE). SHARE envisaged that the Strategic Framework’s would shape policy coordination between the other key European actors, including the EU’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) as well as DEVCO, and link thereby short- term humanitarian aid with longer-term development agencies. Highlighting the EU’s operational organisational complexity further, this in turn built upon the ‘Instrument for Stability’, a coordination and finance structure dating from 2007, which aimed to harmonise the Commission’s work on conflict prevention, crisis management and peace-building more broadly and coincided with the launching of the ‘EU-Africa Strategy’.
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Developing security aware resource management strategies for workflows

Developing security aware resource management strategies for workflows

Abstract—This paper investigates the resource allocation prob- lem for a type of workflows in pervasive computing. These workflows are abstracted from the enterprise-level applications in the business or commerce area. The activities in these workflows require not only computing resources, but also human resources. Human involvement introduces additional security concerns. When we plan/allocate resource capacities, we often assume that when a task is allocated to a resource, the resource will accept the task and start the execution once the processor becomes available. However, the security policies impose further constraints on task executions, and therefore may affect both application- and system-oriented performance. Authorization is a important aspect in security. This paper investigates the issue of allocating resources for running workflows under the role-based authorization control, which is one of the most popular authorization mechanisms. By taking into account the authorization constraints, the resource allocation strategies are developed in this paper for both human resources and computing resources. In the allocation strategy for human resources, the optimization equation is constructed subject to the constraint of the budget available to hire human resources. Then the optimization equation is solved to obtain the number of human resources allocated to each authorization role. The allocation strategy for computing resources calculates not only the number of computing resources, but also the proportion of processing capacity in each resource allocated to serve the tasks assuming each role. The simulation experiments have been conducted to verify the effectiveness of the developed allocation strategies. The experimental results show that the allocation strategy developed in this paper outperforms the traditional allocation strategies, which do not consider authorization constraints, in terms of both average response time and resource utilization.
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STRESS MANAGEMENT –COPING STRATEGIES

STRESS MANAGEMENT –COPING STRATEGIES

JULY-AUG, 2016, VOL-II, ISSUE-VIII www.srjis.com Page 566 h) Time Management-This is an important strategy of managing stress. Very often we hear people say ‘I do not have time’ Very often we are told by an administrator that his desk is full of pending files and papers. This situation implies a dire need for managing time effectively.

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Strategies for the Management of Strawberry Anthracnose

Strategies for the Management of Strawberry Anthracnose

Growers who had not yet planted the infected plugs generally chose to discard them and use fresh-dug bare-root plants as replacement planting stock, but many growers were not familiar with the methods required for planting fresh-dug material. Extension’s response to this need is detailed by Poling et al. (12). However, growers who had planted the infected plugs before noticing disease required a publication detailing recommended strategies for managing the disease in the field. For this reason, the results of the study described below were released in a preliminary form as part of North Carolina
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Hedging Strategies in Forest Management

Hedging Strategies in Forest Management

These hedging practices of nonindustrial private forest owners when standing stock has private value rise many questions. First, how does hedging strategies affect the allocation of forests into harvesting and amenity service purposes? Second, are these differences in har- vesting behaviour depending on the hedging strategies selected by the forest owner? Third, what are the qualitative properties of timber supply and hedging strategies when amenity services have private value? The aim of this paper is to investigate decision making for nonindustrial private forest owners in terms of coverage against natural hazards, and thus to provide a comparative analysis of the alternative advantages produced by two different hedging strategies: savings versus sylvicultural practices. This paper explores harvesting and coverage behaviour of nonindustrial private forest owners when they value amenity ser- vices of forests and when there is uncertainty about biological timber. Despite the absence of data about the behaviour of hedging strategies, we adopt a normative approach designed to provide a basic dynamic framework.
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Strategies in “Shipping Business Management”

Strategies in “Shipping Business Management”

The paper deals with the tactics and strategies applied by global shipping companies. During current depression in the dry cargo sector, shipowners adopted two tactics: 1) to “ survive ” and 2) “ look after opportunities ”. Shi- powners are mostly reactive-managers and apply Porter’s strategy of “cost leadership” mainly through economies of scale, cutting-down fleet’s average age as well total cost. This has been applied in the 1986 depression and in 2016 one. A short history of “shipping business management” showed a heavy re- liance of managers on larger ships (par excellence up to 1973; and till today in a lesser degree). This needed 3 actions: 1) planning , 2) improved deci- sion-making and 3) knowledge of … finance. Originally (1945s) there were no “ shipping business management ” theory and/or “ shipping business strategy ”. Planning, however, was the first urgent requirement, being, however, small part of any strategy... After all, even strategy—as we know it today—is a myth, as it does not guarantee efficiency, unless a “ business model ” is also designed and implemented … The poverty of research and papers about shipping stra- tegic issues, given also that nowadays all management functions are strategic , is worth noting. It is lately (2013) that “maritime” economists showed an in- terest in strategies. This, we believe, is due to the fact that many maritime companies are now “listed” and “data” are now freely available. Responsible also we may hold the traditional idea that managers are born, not made; there were no doubt and political reasons as the Members of the Parliament are thought as the privileged persons to take decision s for the rest people they represent by voting various laws. This had as a result for management courses to be introduced with a great delay, while the books of Fayol and Taylor showed a different reality since 1911. Moreover, the need of shipowners for someone- like them to take over their management functions—part or all— and for him/her to find crews, and especially officers—in proper numbers and quality, and training—and look also after the technical side of their ships, came true. The “third party ship managers”, since 1957, (a questionnaire has been used, the results of which are presented here), and par excellence after the establishment of the parallel registries in Europe since 1986-1987, they How to cite this paper: Goulielmos, A.M.
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Package Management Security

Package Management Security

Using selective trust delegation, users can trust another user (such as a developer) to know the valid- ity of a limited subset of packages. In addition, selective trust delegation can be used to prevent exposing project keys to individual developers. It also provides a natural mechanism for key revocation. Having customized repository views means that each user “sees” a different repository, which is actually an amal- gamation of their trusted packages on all repositories they are using. Customized repository views prevent malicious repositories or user-uploaded packages from compromising the security of users. If the repository is treated as an untrusted entity, then even a root and private key compromise of a package repository does not compromise the security of users.
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Security Management International

Security Management International

no longer confine their activities to their home country, but strive to expand globally. Internationalisation has become an issue in the development of areas of activity in the industrial and commercial security sectors, which apparently follows the same trends as in the public sector. Crime does not stop at the national borders, but, as a rule, goes on in transnational networks. Product piracy, abduction, product blackmail and their prevention, or sports events, such as European or World soccer championships, usu- ally hit more than one country in the EU. Safeguarding economic and public security requires adequate training for the future leaders in the private security industry. This means that their education must be internationally oriented. They must both acquire intercultural and linguistic competences and be enabled to experience and study the security architectures in other European countries. In addition, European approxima- tion in commercial security service procedures has made it possible that, since 1 Jan- uary, 2009, commercial security services can be offered and rendered across the bor- ders of the EU member states. To meet the challenges of this trend, the future leaders
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Management strategies for pulmonary sarcoidosis

Management strategies for pulmonary sarcoidosis

Abstract: Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory condition with an unexplained predilection for the lung: over 90% of patients have radiographic or physiological abnormalities. Respiratory physicians therefore often manage patients, but any organ may be involved, with noncaseating granulomas the characteristic feature. Sarcoidosis is the commonest interstitial lung disease (ILD), differing from most other ILDs in that many patients remain asymptomatic or improve spontaneously. Careful baseline assessment of disease distribution and severity is thus central to initial management. Subsequently, the unpredictable clinical course necessitates regular monitoring. Sarcoidosis occurs worldwide, with a high prevalence in Afro-Caribbeans and those of Swedish or Danish origin. African Americans also tend to have severe disease. Oral corticosteroids have been used since the 1950s, with evidence of short to medium response; more recent studies have examined the role of inhaled steroids. Long-term benefits of steroids remain uncertain. International guidelines published in 1999 represent a consensus view endorsed by North American and European respiratory societies. Updated British guidelines on interstitial lung disease, including sarcoidosis, were published in 2008. This review describes current management strategies for pulmonary disease, including oral and inhaled steroids, commonly used alternative immunosuppressant agents, and lung transplantation. Tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitors are briefly discussed.
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Information Security Management: Password Security Issues

Information Security Management: Password Security Issues

Authentication is any protocol or process that permits one entity to establish the identity of another entity (Jadhao & Dole, 2013; Jyoti & Kumar, 2014). Passwords play a large part of the user’s authentication experience. Nowadays, each and everyone use many websites and online applications requiring us to create accounts and think up passwords in a hurry. They are the near universal means for gaining access to accounts of all kinds. Email, banks, portals, dating and social networking sites all require passwords (Florencio & Herley, 2007). There are multiple studies on password usage, including people’s selection of passwords (Gehringer, 2000), strength and memorability of user chosen passwords (Yan et al, 2004; Kuo et al, 2004) (Florencio et al, 2007), and the number of passwords and accounts users have (Gaw & Felten, 2006; Florencio & Herley, 2007). There are also alternative authentication methods like hardware authentication, but they require an issuing authority and can be implemented in environments that justify the costs of installation and maintenance. Shay et al. say text based passwords are the most preferred method because they do not require extra hardware, the user can type easily and the system developers can implement as well (Shay et al, 2010). Passwords are the most comfortable authentication method because you need just a few seconds to put a password in an online application or service, but are the least secure authentication method. In 2013, Deloitte declared that more than 90% of passwords are possible to be prone of cracking 1 . Global Security Report from TrustWave 2017, states that one of the top factors on data compromise for 2016 are weak passwords (4.7%) 2
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Remote Security Management Addresses Security Challenges

Remote Security Management Addresses Security Challenges

Facility managers are understandably concerned about backup and redundancy when they consider a shift to remote security management. Many providers’ systems are fully UL listed and redundant. A robust fiber network with multiple lines con- nects the remote security center and the Internet. Multiple lines between facilities, as well as mirror technology for the alarms and monitoring systems, ensure reliability. RSM provid- ers also conduct regular testing of the connections between the system at the facility and the central monitoring station. Some take this a step further and have fully redundant moni- toring stations. If the RSM provider’s primary monitoring loca- tion is impacted by a severe threat, such as a natural disaster, they have a completely redundant monitoring station located elsewhere in the country. This ensures their customers always receive service.
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Management strategies for acne vulgaris

Management strategies for acne vulgaris

Topical antibiotics (clindamycin and erythromycin) are an effective treatment for predominance of inflammatory lesions in mild to severe acne, and can be combined with a regimen that [r]

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Binoculars: Management Strategies in Film

Binoculars: Management Strategies in Film

True proficiency for any member of a film team is not only the technical skills you bring in but also the social skills possessed by everyone involved. There is always a copious amount of waiting on a film set from all departments and workers are more likely to be rehired for future projects if they can entertain, or at least not annoy, the people around them. This phenomenon is explored in “Paradox in Project-based Enterprise: The Case of Film Making” written by RJ DeFillippi: “The pressure of everyday filmmaking meant that both technical and collaborative attributes were valued. ... In this context, social skills are a direct component of human capital, as well as the means through which new social capital is accumulated” (135). To foster this environment, which maintains the emotional health of the people involved in a film, the management must take steps to ensure the prosperity of its team members. Furthermore, any strategies implemented must
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INSIDE. Managing Security Incidents in the Enterprise. Security Management

INSIDE. Managing Security Incidents in the Enterprise. Security Management

Symantec Incident Manager facilitates the execution of effective risk management and enables total risk levels to be lowered economically. The ability to respond more quickly and effectively to discovered vulnerabilities and active attacks reduces the probability that the business will be damaged, while also reducing the severity of any damage that may occur. By making better use of the information that each point product provides, the solution increases the value of each of these point products, and hence the value of the entire security infrastructure. In this way, Symantec Incident Manager can reduce security risks while actually improving the return on investment that enterprises realize on their existing security infrastructure.
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Threats of Botnet to Internet Security and Respective Defense Strategies

Threats of Botnet to Internet Security and Respective Defense Strategies

They are mostly controlled by one or more hackers and are used for different types of attacks – starting from Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS), sending of unwanted e-mail messages (SPAM) up to spreading of malwares. Unlike other types of attacks, attacks performed by Botnets which consist of large number of computers, that can collect required amount of computer resources and exploit them for performing of various types of attacks. That’s why attackers are especially interested in their usage in order to gain maximum amount of benefits. In same time, harm caused by usage of such networks is distinctively bigger than the one caused by traditional, distinct attacks. Whole Internet community, legislative organizations and institutions, specific Internet users and big IT firms have been considering possibilities to encounter this problem which is one the most serious security threats conducted against the Internet community today. The available literature contains only a few information about defense against Botnets and the information deals with specific aspects of defense.
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Personal Document Management Strategies

Personal Document Management Strategies

In order to see if these strategies appear in a wider population, a K-means cluster analysis was performed to see if particular combinations of these attributes tended to group together. This analysis was performed using the data from the 72 survey participants who also completed the file system snapshot, and resulted in three distinct clusters. Analysis of variance indicated that several metrics were not contributing to discrimination between any clusters. These included the question on when folders are created, retrieval strategy for old files, use of tree and the breadth of the structure. These were removed one at a time and the cluster analysis repeated until all remaining variables differed significantly across the clusters. Table 2 below shows the resulting variables and the typical values for each cluster.
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Advancing Childhood Food Security through Organizing Strategies

Advancing Childhood Food Security through Organizing Strategies

Texas Hunger Initiative is attempting to address the problems above to move Texas toward food security. It is important to note that this project is housed within a major university, not within a state agency or service provider. It is also not a natural convener of all of the sectors at play. For these reasons, Texas Hunger Initiative focuses on what it can do: researching and developing new methods of addressing a problem that has plagued Texas and the United States for too long. It is also important to note that Texas Hunger Initiative is a project in process, one that is still learning, strategizing, partnering, and developing. Texas Hunger Initiative has played the role of convener in Texas thanks to the willingness of federal and state agencies, the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, and the faith community. Though these entities have been willing to experiment with Texas Hunger Initiative to see if coordinated services can mean increased food security, particularly among children, the results are not yet conclusive. Basic examples of the work Texas Hunger Initiative has done are presented here, but more evidence will be gathered as Texas Hunger Initiative establishes its model across the state.
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