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Content posted in September 2009
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Roadblocks To Virtualization
Commentary  |  9/4/2009  | 
After the initial rollout, server virtualization projects often get stuck as managers and administrators begin to cope with how successful the first phase of the project was and begin to try to grasp how they can increase the number of systems that are virtualized. There are two big roadblocks to a high percentage of virtualization in most data centers; cost and efficiency.
Scenario-Based Incident Response Questionnaires
Commentary  |  9/2/2009  | 
I was talking with someone about incident handling, and one of the points that came up was whether some standard sort of incident response questionnaire existed.
Automated Vulnerability Assessment In 2010
Commentary  |  9/2/2009  | 
Vulnerability assessment is a relatively older technology in the information security professional's arsenal -- so does it still make sense to use it as you plan your security strategy for the coming year?
Storage Vendors Cater To V-SMBs
Commentary  |  9/2/2009  | 
At VMworld this year there is a lot of emphasis on making the storage easier and less expensive for the small to medium sized businesses that are taking their first steps into the server virtualization market. The focus of these storage vendors is on driving down costs and driving out complexity.
How Much Would You Pay To Never Have To Store PII?
Commentary  |  9/2/2009  | 
Imagine a world in which you can do all manner of smooth, rich, user-friendly online commerce with mighty security. You can have complete faith in the validity of customers' login credentials and payment data (thereby reducing fraud costs, for starters). You can protect users' privacy...and never need to worry about securely storing -- or even seeing -- customers' credit card data or other legally protected personally identifiable information. Wait 12 to 18 months, and you might just have that.
Facebook Bug Month
Commentary  |  9/2/2009  | 
A researcher plans to unveil a raft of Facebook vulnerabilities in September, one every few days or so. Which means a regular reminder to remind employees and staff to take care when social networking.
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