Security & Governance

3 Emerging Cloud Technologies for Enterprises

Enterprises are paying a lot more attention to the cloud these days—particularly to Amazon Web Services, which still leads the thinking in the public cloud. AWS’s re:Invent conference is next month, and I expect to see three new types of cloud offerings emerge that will be of strong interest to enterprise. Policy-based cloud resource governance […]

To Succeed with the Cloud, You Need Real Governance

Most enterprises don’t have a well-developed governance approach for the cloud, not even an idea of a technology solution. Enterprises are overwhelmed these days with other technology changes, including not just the move to cloud but devops, machine learning, and whatever other shiny objects pop up out of the market. I view governance as the […]

The Practical Future of Blockchain

We discuss the historical cycles of computing and storage technologies over the last 40 years, and how Blockchain could be the start of the next industry-changing cycle. Blockchain may be one of the most hyped technologies today, but it’s practical use cases make it more then the next shiny object. We discuss what the technology […]

DevSecOps: Add Security to Complete Your DevOps Process

As seen in a recent DigiCert report, an overwhelming majority of companies believe that an integrated security and DevOps team makes sense. In fact, 98 percent of survey 300 US respondents (a third from IT or security) are either planning to or have already launched such an effort. This is good, if unsurprising, news. For […]

Centralized Security in the Cloud Is the Best Security Model

It’s 6:00 a.m. on a Monday morning. You get an automated text from your security systems that a DDOS attack was attempted, but new security policies downloaded several hours earlier proactively protected the systems from the attacking IP address. All is well. The alternative is not good—meaning that you had no idea of the DDOS […]