Security advice: Why a firewall isn't enough and the true meaning of 'storage security'

Security advice: Why a firewall isn't enough and the true meaning of 'storage security'

Vijay Ahuja, our site security expert, has shared some of his insights this year on a variety of storage security issues posed by our audience. Brush up on your storage security knowledge. Take a look at Vijay's three most popular expert answers for the year and see if you agree with his insights:

Why isn't a firewall enough to protect my storage network?
What does the term 'storage security' mean?
2002 predictions: Storage virtualization and FC security get top billing; iSCSI and gigabit support gain acceptance

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Vijay Ahuja, Founder and President, Cipher Solutions
SearchStorage.com expert category: Security

With over 30 years' experience in networking, information security and storage security, Dr. Ahuja provides great depth to help our SearchStorage.com readers who have questions related to data and network storage security. His contributions include developing the routing protocols for IBM's networking architecture, introducing early products on single sign on for the security industry, followed by firewalls and other technologies. Dr. Ahuja has worked closely with financial, manufacturing and insurance industries in addressing their data security issues. He has been an industry leader in network security, and more recently in storage security.

Prior to starting his current company, Dr. Ahuja was Chief Technology Officer of Arsenal Digital Solutions -- a Storage Service Provider. Before joining Arsenal, he was a Principal at Lante Corporation, a Senior Manager at Ernst and Young, and a Program Director at IBM. In each position, he led the company's efforts in the area of information and network security and received several awards from both the companies and the industry.

Dr. Ahuja has authored three books: "Network and Internet Security," AP Professional, 1997; "Secure Commerce on the Internet," AP Professional 1997; and, "Design and Analysis of Computer Communication Networks," McGraw Hill, 1984. He has published several papers on security, often speaks at conferences and seminars on security. Dr. Ahuja received a Master's degree and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C.

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