Supporting CIO strategies and priorities from the cloud-Part 1

CIO strategyMost CIOs recognize that the future of enterprise IT lay not with sitting and writing code and patching servers, but rather one of strategic development and as an integrator of business goals: riding the sea change from a person plugging in cables to an analyst; from a compiler of stacks to a broker of business needs. Part 1 of 2

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The New Standard: Intelligence-Driven Security

braincloudNetwork perimeters are all but erased and traditional security strategies such as stacking don’t adequately address the current needs of a modern enterprise. Many companies are still using strategies rooted in 2002 technologies and approaches. As Exec Chair at RSA Art Coviello wisely noted, “IT organizations have continued to construct security infrastructures around a disintegrating perimeter of increasingly ineffective controls.” A new intelligence-based security model is one that integrates several alerting, analytical and preventative tools into a central monitor and management best practice.

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Adaptive Risk: Making sure you are who you say you are

mirrorImplement the predictive analytic process that is designed to assess/score risk attributes during authentication so that Access Management can determine whether to require the user to complete further authentication steps. Adaptive risk is the key engine in the unified Identity Management/Access Management (IAM) deployment.  It provides the smarts (or the means to collect the “fingerprints”) of possible identity breaches while closely controlling who gets to access what portions of your network.

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My Security Playlist: now playing Access Management

nowplayingThe Who asked ultimate Access Management question…”Who Are You?” So do we listen to Paul McCartney said and “Open the door and let ’em in” or kick them to curb as the Stones suggest…”Hey You, Get off of my Cloud” The answer is different for each organization because, not every employee, partner or customer is equal.

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It’s a Wonderful Cloud-a Security Carol

xmasTwas the night before Christmas
and all through the net
No access was stirring;
No hackers as yet.

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Governance must drive all security initiatives…even cloud

Risk is not unique to the cloud. The “how” (aka the technology) changes, but not the mission. True professionals know the argument is not about technology or how security is delivered, but rather one of governance and policy enforcement.

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Preventing Data Leakage: Proactive Security from the Cloud

The lack of a proactive security strategy is much like an ostrich putting its head in the sand. It is a matter of when, not if attacks will happen. As enterprise systems are exposed to substantial risk from data loss, theft, or manipulation, a proactive unified approach deployed and managed from the cloud can provide a better balance of data leakage prevention, protection of IP assets, maintenance of compliance standards versus cost/resource responsibility.

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