Every business has goals. One of the most important goals for a firm is to keep its current customers happy while at the same time reaching out to attract new customers. In doing all this, the business hopes to improve its market position and cut down on its cost of operations. Proper implementation of network virtualization can help a business to achieve these and more goals. … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Network Virtualization in Your Business
There is no doubt about it, data is becoming vital for small and large companies. One of the major reasons data is becoming more important probably deals with its power to save money and optimize performance. Still, to many, using big data is pretty new, so it might be a good idea to consider the following tips to make your transition as easy as possible. Understanding Big … [Read more...] about Big Data Management: A Few Pointers First-Timers Should Remember
The KISS principle is the essence of good communication – Keep It Simple, Stupid! This admonishment always refers to the presenter. Encapsulate the essence of your idea into a clear and simple message. Simple is all about intent. Don’t sacrifice your core message, just lose the extraneous details. Why is simple so important? Retired Brigadier General Tom Kolditz, founding … [Read more...] about Presenting Tech To Decision Makers: Be Bold, Be Brief, Be Gone….
One of the perennial problems of data centers is monitoring server utilization to ensure right-sizing of resources. Having too few resources can lead to overprovisioning, which can cause downtime as virtual machines become starved for compute, memory, and storage. Having too many resources wastes dollars, along with cooling and power. Getting it just right takes skill - and … [Read more...] about Right-Sizing Data Center Resources
Cyber has been called the ultimate team sport: CIOs, CTOs, SysAdmins, Software Developers, CISOs, threat teams, red teams, testing groups, etc. etc, but really should it be? It seems more like a jobs program that moves headcount from one part of the enterprise to the expensive nerdy-side. Sitting through a number of presentations at various cyber conferences recently I'm … [Read more...] about Your Enterprise has too many Cyber-ish People
On 11 June 2012 the Cyber Physical Systems Virtual Organization will be holding a symposium on Moving Target Research. In this context, think of Moving Target as meaning the creation of a dynamic attack surface to adversaries done in a way that dramatically increases the work factor required to successfully attack a system. This cybersecurity research is part of a … [Read more...] about Cyber Physical Systems Virtual Organization Holds National Symposium on Moving Target Research 11 June 2012
Paranoia is good when it comes to cyber-security...or is it? Are we making ourselves paranoid? Like many computer security professionals, I tend to closely follow technology and security news, even though its often discouraging and depressing. It is routine to see articles disclosing general information about recent attacks and criminal successes (and sometimes criminal … [Read more...] about Are Security Pros Becoming Too Paranoid?