How to Shorten the Deployment Process

In the Information Systems industry, as in other related industries, the challenge in deploying the latest solutions is timing. In the software industry, the time that it takes to get a product, solution and new deployments is a key factor for the benefits they offer.

In delivering new software products, there is the expression you have to shoot the programmer and ship the product. Now no one takes this literally, but the message is the product development cycle could go on forever as new functions are added along the way. However, if the product never reaches the intended user, all is for naught.

The same can be said for software projects and the deployment of the latest products that could benefit their intended users. Below are some ways learned to reduce project cycle time for their delivery.

Planning is very significant. One of the challenges during the planning cycle is when everyone wants to get started with the project and is looking for early tangible results. Breaking down the project into milestones and phases will give everyone a better understanding of the progress with visible stages. Read more

Email Attacks and Hate Mail Response: Recognizing When You Need to Hire an Incident Response Expert

Many people who use email think that their true identity and location are anonymous. Hidden behind their supposed “cloak of anonymity,” these people may sometimes lash out at their employers, colleagues, political adversaries, ex-lovers, and so on. Thankfully, there are a number of identity management services that can help to reveal the identity of the person who sent you a threatening message.

If you receive an email that is of a threatening or illegal nature, it’s not difficult to initiate an enquiry leading directly to the person involved for appropriate actions by authorities. Here is a look at how the specialists at PathMaker Group can handle your situation:

Forensic Expertise

The key to finding out who is responsible for sending a threatening message is the technical knowledge that incident response experts have about the inner workings of electronic mail. By examining the Internet Headers of a particular email, our incident response experts can identify the exact source of the message. Read more

Consequences of Not Maintaining a Secure Website

It’s estimated that nearly one-third of the global population uses the internet on a regular basis. It’s no surprise, then, that businesses of all sizes are starting to rely more heavily on their websites for marketing, sales, client services, and more. Unfortunately, many of these websites pose considerable security risks for the businesses who operate them.

As a premier security and identity management firm in the Dallas area, PathMaker Group is intimately familiar with the consequences of not maintaining a secure website—consequences that can be avoided by utilizing our proven security and identity management solutions. Some of the risks of not maintaining a secure website include:

  • Identity Theft
    Unsecured websites are ideal targets for hackers and cyber-criminals looking to steal valuable customer information. Once they obtain your customer’s information, it is very easy for them to commit identity fraud. Besides the devastating consequences this can have for your customers, it can also be extremely damaging for your company’s reputation. To ensure that your website is secure from such attacks, contact the security and identity management professionals at PathMaker Group. Read more

Using IBM Tivoli Identity Manager to recertify Active Directory Groups

Its audit time and you’re responsible for recertifying approximately 75 Active Directory Groups and each group has a membership of about 10 to 30 people.  An email needs to be sent to every manager for them to confirm the person still needs to be a member of the group.  You have to provide information to the Auditors to confirm that each person in each of these groups has been verified.  Before you can send out the verification requests to the managers you have to confirm each Active Directory Account has the correct person contact information and manager information.  All this has to be done in the next 30 days.

What are you going to do?  Book an early tee time!

How is this possible? Read more