If you're looking for a lunch date next Wednesday - Oct. 17 - why not brown-bag it and hang out with consultant and ZDNet/ebizQ blogger, Joe McKendrick, who happens to be hosting an eBizQ Webinar, "Think Globally, Act Locally for SOA Security - Strategies for Securing Applications in an Insecure World" at noon, ET.
My editors have surreptitiously accused me of picking on McKendrick, but that's just not so. He's one of my favorite SOA bloggers and I'd recommend any Webinar he'd host.
But in this case, the topic - application security and SOA - is particularly important and unusual. As I've mentioned before, there's just not that much written about SOA and security. That's a problem, since SOA creates unique security challenges, particularly as companies deploy services developed by third parties and business partners.
One part of the solution is a centrally managed security policy, which will be covered in the discussion. The event also promises to outline a security roadmap to use while building your SOA.
If you attend the Webinar, not only will you get to enjoy lunch with McKendrick, you'll also hear what Anne Thomas Manes, a vice president and research director for the Burton Group, has to say about SOA application security. Andrew Brown, director of Security Product Strategy at AmberPoint, will also share what solutions AmberPoint - the event's sponsor - brings to the table.
You'll need to register, and to do so, you'll need to become an eBizQ Gold Club member, which requires you to provide contact and company information, but is otherwise free, despite the name. (True confession: I didn't register for a long time because I assumed it would cost me. Most things using the term "gold" do, you know.)
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