data center security
Three Imperatives for Today’s CISO for Data Center Security : Why you should attend our upcoming Webcast on July 16
The data center landscape is undergoing remarkable transformation and security is being forced to evolve as organizations embrace more dynamic services. For instance, Gartner predicts 17.9% CAGR in cloud services usage through 2016. As such, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) will need to consider how to secure non-standardized Business-to-Business interconnects across their organizations. CISOS will […]
Three Data Center Security Innovations to Accelerate Your Business
How can you get your data center off to a smooth start? At the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit this week, I presented three data center innovations that hold the key to accelerating business securely. Ease of provisioning According to a recent Cisco IT case study, data center provisioning times have decreased from eight weeks […]
Everything’s in the Cloud: Now What?
Today’s applications are either virtualized in our own data center or being hosted by any number of providers. But is our security built around our current security reality or is it living in the past? During one of my Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit presentations, I shared best practices in a rapidly changing environment, […]
Coordinated Attacks Against the U.S. Government and Banking Infrastructure
Prologue On April 10, 2013, a collective of politically motivated hacktivists announced a round of planned attacks called #OPUSA. These attacks, slated to begin May 7, 2013, are to be launched against U.S.-based targets. #OPUSA is a follow-up to #OPISRAEL, which were a series of attacks carried out on April 7 against Israeli-based targets. Our goal here is to […]
Cisco Still Number One for Data Center Security
We were excited to read the Infonetics Data Center Security Strategies and Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey, which was released yesterday. It revealed Cisco’s continued leadership in a market that spans a multitude of vendors – application/database, client, data center integration and network. The report indicates that leaders need to offer the right mix of […]
Streamline Your Data Center with Three Key Optimized Security Measures
We’ve just authored a white paper on three must-have security measures that focuses on pivotal tactics and controls required for safe data center innovation. We’ve focused on controls that will enable security to be adaptive and responsive, enable users to securely access applications they need, and secure boundaries while demarcating between physical, virtual and cloud services. The goal of this white paper is to highlight three simple measures needed to take full advantage of security as a programmable element of the data center fabric. These measures leverage a design architecture that Cisco uniquely provides and that allows security to be easily built in at the design phase rather than being bolted on post implementation.
How Will You Keep Up With An Avalanche of Connections in 2013?
Ask the Data Center Security Expert with Cisco’s Rajneesh Chopra Rajneesh Chopra is the Director of Product Management and Marketing at Cisco for the enterprise firewall line of technologies and has more than 10 years of product management leadership experience in the networking and data center arena. He also has a very futuristic outlook and a […]
Have You Architected Your Data Center Survival Strategy for A Dystopic Cyber Landscape?
Drawing from a recent read of “Case 1: The Seeds of Dysptopia” in the World Economic Forum 2012 Global Risks 2012 Seventh Edition, it’s now more than apparent than ever that the impact of crime and terrorism in the digital world is fast mirroring that of a physical world. We’re living in an era where […]
What Will 2013 Bring for Your Data Center Security?
With the end of the year fast approaching and the 31st Annual Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas this week, this post is dedicated to a quick reflection on emerging data center trends and their impact on security. The global technology analyst firm Ovum expects the market to become further focused on cost-savings and efficient internal IT […]