There seems to be a boring side to Information security and an almost sexy side to data security. Don’t forget to change your password, backup your data, disaster recovery is the boring side. Ok these are interesting subjects, but talk to a client about countering international gangs of hackers and virus attacks and it’s exciting. Try to convince a manager to get everyone together regularly to develop a disaster recovery plan for medium size business and there’s very little excitement. The modern networks are much more complicated to secure today. The modern network architect has a lot to think about.
Cyber Security planning levels
I recently went to the Cyber Security Awareness Conference, sponsored by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). In this conference, cyber security issues were covered. Some of the speakers included:
The speakers were experts on domestic and international cyber security. This article discusses some of the levels of systems planning that would be a good idea for all businesses to conduct. To protect themselves from security breaches.
I recently spoke with a client who was considering going back to night school to study technology. He described how difficult life is being held hostage by his IT consulting company. I’m hearing this more and more often as I talk about cloud network architecture. Our clients are feeling like hostages to their technology and to their IT consultants. I think the modern network architect needs to understand how to build systems that enable not trap the business owner.
We are all familiar with core business technologies. These are the technologies that keep the business running. Each department within a business will have a database of information that maintains the competitive advantage of the business. These are the core business systems. If these systems fail the competitive advantage of the company may be lost.