For all its hype iCloud does not represent a fundamentally new problem. Employees are already bringing personal devices to work and wanting to use them in their jobs, and these unmanaged devices are mixing personal and corporate data on a system that is outside the control of the security and IT teams. There are already…Read More
With the launch announcements of various Google Chrome OS netbooks, the focus of the press and security companies alike is beginning to take a closer look at the security promises made and also at some of the more ’media friendly‘ statements such as, “…users don’t have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates”.
I recently had an interesting chat with the operator of our snack vending machine while making a coffee in the kitchen. She was restocking our machine and had her iPad sitting on the table. In their 2 person company they now have 2 iPads and a PC. They do their inventory control and tracking while onsite at customer premises via the iPad.
Recently I sat down with Steve Kwan, Trend Micro’s Senior Director of SaaS Operations, to discuss the challenges he faces as he moves Trend’s datacenter operations into the cloud. Steve has a great deal of experience with both traditional and virtualized datacenters. Most recently he helped guide product strategy for 3Leaf Systems, a developer of…Read More
This interview is the second in my series of talking with our partners to discuss the challenges posed by physical, virtual and cloud environments. In early March Trend Micro entered into a partnership with Qualys to sell the QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance Suite along with Trend Micro Enterprise Security compliance offerings with the goal…Read More
Portability and interoperability in cloud computing may seem tangential to security, but avoiding vendor lock-in is about more than having access to competitive pricing or better service. When relying on a single provider there is inherent risk, especially in the availability of the service and data. Throughout history the need for portability and interoperability has…Read More