May2013

Medicine as a Service: Could this be the next cloud frontier?

Medicine as a Service: Could this be the next cloud frontier? For the most of the last decade there have been a lot of hospitals and medical services groups that have been migrating their workloads from physical servers to virtual servers and now are expanding from just a virtual environment to a more of a cloud computing platform and or services.

Apr2013

Security is not compliance and compliance will not get you security. Or does it?

Security is not compliance and compliance will not get you security. At least that is what I hear from security teams. Conversations with security focal team members from non-security focal people can be quite interesting and has its unique challenges and hurtles to overcome. You can find yourself speaking the same language but not fully understanding each other very well at all. One topic point of discussion is that “security is not compliance and compliance will not get you security.” Or does it?

Aug2012

Software Defined Security: Is it Achievable?

Cloud based security is about securing the data, yet compliance requirements are often about securing the environment, such as PCI’s requirement for web application firewalls, which protect web servers and perhaps applications and imply protection of data. But they do not directly protect data. How can a Software Defined Data Center implement a form of Software Defined Security automatically to meet not only compliance requirements, but security around a particular mote of data?