Requirements of Security Independence in a Virtualized World

As we evolve more and more to complete self-contained services like the mainstream Cloud services of Microsoft, Amazon, IBM and Google, I often express concerns about the Cyber aspects being coupled.  Enterprises and users are, if they haven’t already, getting more and more comfortable with giving up their physical/virtual servers, applications and storage but are not, and should not, be comfortable giving up control of their sensitive data.  The shared responsibility models of Cloud Services Providers (CSPs) delineates between the physical aspects (network, disks, memory, etc.) and the responsibility of what resides in the storage and computer.

IT Decision Makers have their Head in the “Clouds”

Years ago, tech experts predicted that a new wave of technology would hit the scene and completely rework the way we, well, work. Cloud computing was viewed as the future of the enterprise – at the time, this mysterious yet highly intriguing concept promised to dramatically increased efficiencies that would enable companies to reduce costs and increase business flexibility.

Managing Security and Compliance

One of the more common IT headaches in medium to large sized organizations is managing mixed environments. It’s not just different operating systems and software applications but also devices of various form factors, be it servers, desktops, laptops, tablets and ultra-portables, smartphones, etc.