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Webcast: The Inside Story on SharePoint Security

New Ponemon Institute Research Reveals that Effective Entitlement Management Can Address the Data Governance Risks that Impede the Deployment of Microsoft SharePoint Sites


Learn how to manage the data governance and compliance risks with Cisco's policy management solution for Microsoft SharePoint in the December 3 webcast offered by Cisco, Avanade and the Ponemon Institute, a privacy and information management research firm.

  • Speakers: Larry Ponemon, Ph.D., Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute
    Ace Swerling, Senior Director, Security, Avanade
    Howard Ting, Product Line Manager, Cisco Policy Management Business Unit
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Larry Ponemon will reveal research about the risks, fears, and exposures in data governance and security that enterprises have experienced and that will impede the broad deployment of collaboration platforms such as Microsoft SharePoint without an effective policy management and control framework.

The findings were gathered from a survey of over 900 IT professionals who are currently using SharePoint in their organizations to enable collaboration and share information with remote employees, customers, and partners. Learn about the significant risks posed by the proliferation of SharePoint sites and learn about ways to manage these risks.

Key findings to be addressed:

  • Use of SharePoint is increasing rapidly across all segments of the market
  • A large percentage of an organization's sensitive or confidential information is available through the SharePoint platform
  • The perceived risk of users inappropriately accessing restricted information is high
  • Companies are frustrated by the lack of tools available to properly secure SharePoint sites
  • Companies do not have the visibility they require to address their compliance and auditing mandates

Attendees will also hear from Avanade regarding best practices for securing the sensitive content in their SharePoint sites and learn about Cisco's policy management solution for SharePoint.


About Larry Ponemon

Larry Ponemon, Ph.D., is the Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute, a research "think tank" dedicated to advancing privacy and data protection practices. Ponemon Institute conducts independent research, educates leaders from the private and public sectors, and verifies the privacy and data protection practices of organizations in a various industries.

Ponemon is column editor for Computerworld, CSO Magazine, BNA, Dark Reading and other leading publications. He is a frequent commentator on privacy and business ethics for CNN, Fox News, the New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, CIO Magazine and many other publications.

Ponemon has published numerous articles and has presented more than 500 keynote speeches or learned presentations at national or international conferences. Ponemon is an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, serving as founding member of the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) Advisory Board.


About Ace Swerling

Ace Swerling is the Senior Director, Security at Avanade. He focuses on Avanade's Identity and Access Management business along with Core Security. He invented an architectural concept called Enterpresence to join identity, security, and SOA applications which is a core tenet of Avanade's application development methodologies. Prior to joining Avanade eight years ago, Ace worked as a Senior Consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services where he was considered a subject matter expert on Windows and Active Directory.


About Howard Ting

Howard Ting is a Product Line Manager in Cisco's Policy Management Business Unit. In this role, he is responsible for product strategy and marketing execution for Cisco's enterprise policy management and control solutions. Howard brings more than 10 years of product management and marketing experience to this role, having previously worked on products such as entitlement management, federated identity, web access management, strong authentication, and encryption.

Before joining Cisco, he was the Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing at Securent. Prior to joining Securent, Howard led product planning at Microsoft for its identity and access management portfolio. He has also held marketing, product management, and business development roles at Identity Engines and RSA Security.