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Software Defined Data Centers and Security–What’s in a Name?

by Neil Macdonald  |  January 29, 2013

Last fall, I wrote a research note for Gartner clients titled "The Impact of Software-Defined Data Centers on Information Security" that explored the impact of software defined infrastructure on security...

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Getting Ready for Gartner’s 2012 Infrastructure & Operations and Information Security Summits

by Neil Macdonald  |  May 21, 2012

I’ve been absent from my typical blogging routine getting my material finalized for two Gartner upcoming US-based summits in June 2012. The first is Gartner’s Infrastructure and Operations Management Summit...

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Intrusion Prevention Systems? We Need Intrusion Resilient Systems

by Neil Macdonald  |  February 3, 2012

I’ve blogged before about advanced threats that easily bypass our traditional protection mechanisms and reside undetected for extended periods of time on our systems. On one of the panels I...

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US Symposium Summary from a Security Perspective

by Neil Macdonald  |  October 24, 2011

Last week I attended Gartner’s US Symposium conference in Orlando. With 8,000+ attendees (25% of which were CIOs) and at least 1,000 more analysts, vendors and support staff, you can...

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Next-gen Context Aware Intrusion Prevention

by Neil Macdonald  |  October 13, 2011

Context-aware security is the use of supplemental information to improve security decisions at the time the decision is made. The goal? More-accurate security decisions capable of supporting more-dynamic business and...

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Building Context-Aware Security: VMware Acquires PacketMotion

by Neil Macdonald  |  August 27, 2011

VMware quietly disclosed it has acquired PacketMotion in this recent blog post by Dean Coza of VMware. We identified PacketMotion as a cool vendor in Gartner in this 2009 research...

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It’s Time for Security to Ascend

by Neil Macdonald  |  August 24, 2011

As I research into the future of adaptive security infrastructure, I am convinced that the future of information security lies in software, not hardware. If you think about it for...

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Forget Trust, Think “Trustability”

by Neil Macdonald  |  May 31, 2011

The term “trust” is too binary for the world of business and IT we are moving into. Trust sounds black and white / all or nothing. Either I trust you...

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