Information Security - Next Steps in Identity for UK Police Forces

  With the recent Police National Database (PND) and Identity and Access Management (IAM) initiatives a number of Police forces chose to deploy local IAM technologies, integrated with the Central Services PKI infrastructure and accredited by the ‘Scheme for Police’ standard, instead of the ‘Managed Service’ offering. Forces that have deployed local IAM technologies are able…

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Smarter Government – Identity Management with Forefront Identity Manager (Webinar)

Public sector organisations are seeking new ways to reduce the complexity of managing and securing users, devices, and corporate assets. The need to give the right people the right access to the right information is a challenge that public sector organisations need to address. The increased proliferation of end-user personal devices and the requirement to…

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Information Security – Free Webinar on Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (September 28th)

The Information Commissioner (ICO) is increasingly proactive in publicising organisations that are in serious breach of data protection and privacy and can now levy fines of up to £500,000 for each serious breach of data protection. The news section of the ICO website identifies a variety of public and private sector organisations that have recently…

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Smarter Government – Web Seminar on Secure Remote Working on July 14

As well as improving individual productivity and reducing carbon footprint, providing the technology to enable remote working also supports government agencies and local authorities in reducing the requirement for office real estate and can deliver cashable savings. One of the concerns of many organisations, particularly now that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has the power…

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Microsoft Licensing, Roadmap and Security – 38 briefings in 7 cities across the UK

Microsoft experts are hitting the road across the UK in the coming months to deliver half-day briefings on a range of topics including licensing, our software roadmap and security. Topics that our customers ask to be kept up-to-date and informed about. These briefings are packed with information, delivered by presenters who know the topics inside out and each session is…

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Cloud Security - Know your network better than the attacker

“Know your network better than the attacker” is one of the nuggets of advice from an excellent white paper, ‘Cybersecurity for Open Government’,  produced by Microsoft Cybersecurity experts.  Although aimed primarily at the requirements of the USA Federal Government, the interconnected cyberworld we increasingly inhabit for both our personal and professional information management needs means that…

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Live Meetings - No Need to Miss the Unmissable

Although I can offer neither the sophistication of BBC iPlayer nor the richness of iPlayer’s content, I can offer you the opportunity to experience the recent Live Meetings for our public sector customers on Windows 7 and Identity Management delivered by Microsoft subject matter experts and our partners. We recorded the recent series of three…

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Secure Identity Management – Live Meeting (Webinar) on June 11th

All public sector organisations take security seriously. Protecting sensitive information and ensuring access only for authorised users are important safeguards.  However, effective security and identity management can create cumbersome overheads for public sector organisations to manage. Our next Live Meeting (webinar) for our public sector customers addresses how to Simplify Identity Management with Forefront Identity…

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Live Meetings (Webinars) on Simplifying IT Operations

Public sector budgets are under severe pressure and obtaining value for money is of paramount importance.  It is essential therefore that any new investment in IT delivers genuine efficiency savings and productivity benefits.   Microsoft is running a series of Live Meetings (webinars) together with our business partners that will demonstrate how new technology can…

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Presentations from Public Sector Information Governance and Security Conference

On September 30th, we held the 2nd Microsoft Public Sector Information Governance and Security Conference to a full house of over 100 customers and partners. We were delighted that Owen Pengelly, Head of Information Security and Assurance at the Cabinet Office, was able to take part and provide an update on the National Information Assurance…

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