Jerry L. Bowman, RCDD, RTPM, NTS, CISSP, CPP, CDCDP, President, Square Mile Systems
The practice of securing the data center is changing almost as fast as the technology in them. Historically protection of data center assets – physical and virtual – has been siloed. Increased physical terrorism and cyber terrorism are forging a new thinking about how to protect data centers. The requirements for securing the data center are becoming holistic with physical and cyber security integrated into a single discipline.
So join Jerry L. Bowman, President of Square Mile Systems and Data Center industry veteran as he highlights ways to effectively deal with cyber security and discusses the 4 trends in Data Center security that could change everything:
- The New Cyber Security – the new expectations of cyber security, including new framework like the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and other important standards and best practices from organizations like ISACA, ISO, TIA and BICSI.
- Public and Private Clouds – Public and private clouds bring new levels of risk as the emphasis on infrastructure security for data in motion becomes key. This trend is driving new levels of focus on the availability of data across a broader infrastructure.
- Accreditation – More and more data center professionals are looking for accreditation of their facilities and networks against standards and best practices. The future of accreditation against standards is discussed and the role of the security professional.
- Shadow IT – The most secure data center in the world isn’t going to provide any protection if IT services are sought by Shadow IT organizations. The increasing tolerance of BYOD (bring your own device) along with the use of often unapproved IT software and services could become the nemesis of cyber security.