Business World Computing UK recently posted Top Network Security Issues 2014 by Matt Hines. The article discusses the top 5 areas that are going to see the most security issues in organization. One issue they discuss is:
Security Orchestration With IT Automation
With virtualization, software defined networking (SDN) and DevOps being adopted at a furious pace to increase flexibility and optimize networks there remain sizable hurdles for practitioners in keeping controls in lock step with changing infrastructure. Keep your eyes on this one for sure.
You can read the entire article here: Top Network Security Issues 2014.
With the rise of virtualization security, cannot be forgotten. When ever you deploy new servers due to demand you need to monitor that new equipment. In the past, it took days or weeks to deploy servers and applications. Now virtual Servers can be deployed and configured in minutes or hours. Your monitoring solution needs to be able to quickly discover new servers and applications and place it under your current monitoring polices so that your infrastructure is not vulnerable to attack because it is not being monitored.
We recommend using a tool like AccelOps, which uses a configuration management database (CMDB) that can constantly monitors your environment for changes and vulnerabilities. Once a change or vulnerability is detected, you can be alerted to take the appropriate action. The AccelOps CMDB allows for detailed device inventories, the solution also provides change and security monitoring, log management, and performance and availability monitoring in a single platform AccelOps comes with over 2,000 audit-ready rules and reports for PCI, HIPAA, SOX, COBIT, ISO, ITIL, GLBA,, GPG13, NERC, FERC.
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