President Obama and leaders in government and industry discussed cybersecurity and consumer protection at Stanford University last week. As part of the summit, President Obama signed a new Executive Order related to cybersecurity. The President’s actions, combined with recent legislative success in the last session of Congress, demonstrate the criticality of taking action now to combat the malicious activity that is occurring and bring some support to the consumer.
The executive order and the legislation previously passed by Congress is a great start. But in order for the actions taken to increase information sharing among the public and private sectors to really be effective, additional legislation is necessary. We need to see liability relief along with codified roles and responsibilities for the public and private sector regarding information sharing. In addition, the President has called for a national breach process and updated criminal laws to support today’s security needs and the future environment. We support that. With this approach, information sharing can, in fact, truly become actionable and allow the good guys to operate inside the bad guy’s decision cycle. Continue reading
One of the best parts of my job is engaging with customers and partners from around the globe. Regardless of location, customer size or the maturity of their IT and business operations, a common theme has emerged. Almost every conversation leads to cloud computing. Specifically, organizations struggle with the strategy and implementation of fully functional cloud environments.
There are many operating models: private, public, hybrid. Where do we begin? How do we automate and orchestrate? What workloads are the best candidates for these environments? When should I leverage an off-premise solution?
The biggest question however may be this: how do I get started? Continue reading
No matter what business you are in or the size of your organization today, if you are an IT leader, you must be contemplating the future of IT in the context of the massive change in our industry. What will it look like? And how can I ensure I fully leverage it to the benefit of my customers and my own company? Continue reading
It is the best of times and it is the worst of times for IT. The wealth of technologies, like cloud and big data, has been a boon for IT professionals, but the EMC Global IT Trust Curve Survey found that 61% of organizations suffered unplanned downtime, a security breach, or a loss of data at least once in 2013. Complexity has increased exposure to failures and threats, creating a lack of trust in the technologies. A different kind of solution is needed in response to this environment – a solution built on a strong foundation of trusted infrastructure. Continue reading