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Published: 30 Oct 2012

Two years ago, I was one of the lone voices speaking about storage security. When I reached out to the storage community I couldn't get anyone--not users, vendors or services companies--to speak to me. I was one isolated dude. But now the phone is ringing off the hook. Users want to know what they should do first, while vendors are assessing how much security is needed in their products and when. This is a huge and very encouraging change, but storage security is a subset of a bigger topic: storage risk management. I recently had the opportunity to discuss risk management with three storage security services firms: Computer Associates, GlassHouse Technologies and Kasten Chase. Each of these firms offers risk and gap analysis assessments that define problems; measures performance against industry standards like IT Infrastructure Library/IT Service Management (ITIL/ITSM), Committee of Sponsoring Organizations/Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COSO/COBIT), or ISO 17799; and recommends remediation activities to address deficiencies and ... Access >>>

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