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MSDW Podcast: Dynamics Security and Audit with Andy Snook, Mark Polino, and Alex Meyer

by Jason Gumpert

While good security and audit practices tend to remain steady, the real world conditions, from regulation to criminal activity to technology enablers, mean that organizations can never feel safe with last year's policies. In this episode of the podcast, we talk with Andy Snook, Mark Polino, and Alex Meyer of Fastpath. They are authors of the newly released Security and Audit Field manuals for Dynamics GP and Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition. We talk about the effort to release these titles, what they learned in the process, and what companies should be paying attention to these days. GDPR is one of the big topics, but Equifax, Yahoo, and interstate alcohol sales are all up for discussion.

Show Notes

  • 4:00 - Casting the vision for two new books on security and audit
  • 8:30 - Does writing a book broaden your knowledge of the software about which you write?
  • 11:45 - How to adapt a book to software updates like GP 2018?
  • 13:20 - How do enterprise software vendor product choices inform security decision making?
  • 14:00 - How are companies responding to and preparing for GDPR?
  • 17:30 - What should you be asking vendors at a conference exhibit hall?
  • 19:00 - Does GPDR really impose different demands for buyers or security vendors
  • 22:30 - Can good security practices co-exist with a world of purpose-built apps?
  • 26:00 - Is the social security number still viable in the US?
  • 31:00 - The road to Summit Nashville 2017
About Jason Gumpert

As the editor of, Jason oversees all editorial content on the site and at our events, as well as providing site management and strategy. He can be reached at

Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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