As new security breaches come to light just about every day, nothing could be more obvious to even the casual observer…the security industry has failed you. Traditional approaches to security are utterly obsolete in relation to today’s complex architectures and modern threats. Our rapidly expanding attack surface, thanks to the digitization of business and adoption of Cloud and mobile technologies, combined with a threat environment that is increasingly complex and sophisticated, necessitates a new approach to security.
You don’t need to teach a child to push harder when confronted with a heavy object. She figures it out. You don’t need to teach a child to pay attention when you shake a rattle. He naturally gets attracted to its sound and motion. You don’t need to tell a child to become calm and joyful when seeing beautiful objects. She just smiles.
The human brain has evolved over centuries to interact with physical objects and react to cues in the real world. Interfacing with mobile apps is increasingly more like interacting with these physical objects. We touch, swipe, tap and tilt them.
President, Data Protection & Availability Division
Guy Churchward is President of the Data Protection & Availability Division at EMC. He is responsible for redefining data protection through a comprehensive suite of continuous availability, replication, backup, and archive solutions. He joined EMC in May 2012 as senior vice president of engineering for the Backup & Recovery Systems Division becoming Division President in October 2012. He is based at EMC’s offices in Santa Clara, California, United States.
“No one understands the cloud. It’s a [BLEEP] mystery.” —Jason Segel
Perhaps more than a few of us got a kick out of the trailer from one of this summer’s blockbuster movies. In this clip, the cloud is the villain.
If your family is like mine, meaning not that tech savvy, so their only exposure to the cloud is limited to what’s available on their favorite Apple device, then, yes, the cloud may seem as vaporous as its heavenly counterpart.
But if you’re a tech-savvy CEO, CIO, application or data protection administrator, or business line manager, understanding the cloud and its potential value to your business has become critical. Continue reading →
Don’t tell my wife, but I think I’m in love. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen uses a dashboard of jobs data that doesn’t just rely upon a single measure (unemployment rate) to make economic and labor policy decisions. Instead, she uses a dozen different measures to provide a more holistic, more accurate, and hopefully more actionable view of the United States economic situation. She’s a data scientist at heart that realizes that a single measure of anything complex—whether it’s the U.S. economy or even things like customer satisfaction and predictive maintenance—is oversimplifying something to the point of not being useful or actionable.