This is probably going to be the earliest I’ll ever release an episode of the podcast. I’m going on vacation tomorrow morning, so I wanted to make sure the podcast was up and available. There won’t be a podcast next week, but the podcast after that will be exciting. I haven’t recorded that interview yet, so I’m not telling who it is yet. Just rest assured, you’ll understand why I’m excited when you hear the guest.
This week’s guest was Jeff Stanton, professor at Syracuse University and co-author of The Visible Employee. Dr. Stanton’s book looks into the realm of employee monitoring, examining employee attitudes, management viewpoints and the technology involved. Having run an employee monitoring program before, I was extremely interested in hearing how other IT professionals feel about being made responsible for watching their fellow employees. Employee monitoring is something that has to be handled very carefully to protect the business while not intruding on the employee’s right to privacy. And a lot of businesses haven’t really taken the necessary time to do it right.
Network Security Podcast, Episode 33, June 27, 2006
Tonight’s music: Osho Mask by Aaron Wilkinson
Technorati Tags: security, privacy, employee monitoring
I have my fingers in a lot of projects, which has both good points and bad. One of the best parts of being involved with so much is that from time to time I get to meet some really interesting people. Thanks to my friend Jeremiah Owyang, I got to meet Shel Israel, co-author of Naked Conversations. This last weekend Jeremiah and I took some time to interview Shel for the Podcast Roundtable, which is now available for download.
Shel has a visionary ideas about the Blogosphere, which were formed during his research for Naked. Now he’s preparing for a world tour during which he will try and find out how blogging and technology are influencing the future. The idea of community is morphing from something location based into something interest based. But if you’ve read Naked, you already knew that.
So this isn’t a security-related podcast, but it is one you should listen to if your at all interested in blogging. I just hope we get the chance to talk to Shel again after he starts his world tour. He made the offer and I’m going to do my best to follow up on that.
Listen to the Podcast Roundtable interview of Shel Israel
Technorati Tags: podcast, blogging, Shel Israel