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Re: Survey: Chat and IM
From: Zinger <zinger () zinger org>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 01:41:39 -0500
We use the AIM protocol (although with some restrictions - no inbound file
and Trillian, which supports encryption), and it's a valuable part of our
If we were to remove this feature, it would be a noticeable detriment to
productivity. The most important consideration with every security
vulnerability vs functionality. My company is an ISP, if I were
responsible for the
security of a financial organization, I'd lock everything down as tightly
Something to think about is setting up an internal IM server as a compromise.
> We currently are allowing web based chat and instant messaging. I know
> that there are lots of security issues involved with its usage. The IT
> folks are telling me that it is a common practice in the industry. I have
> a hard time believing this and this is one battle I would like to take on.
> QUESTION: DOES YOUR COMPANY ALLOW WEB BASED CHAT AND INSTANT MESSAGING?
> If this was a battle you fought, could you please give me some ideas on how
> you won the battle. Any good articles/white papers that could support my
> Toni CISSP, CPA
> Security Services
> NW Mutural Banking LTD