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What Cloud Security Can Learn From The NBA

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Guest author Rand Wacker is VP of Products for CloudPassage.It is no coincidence that sports analogies are boardroom favorites. Sports metaphors can offer a great way for people to engage with business or technology. Right now, as sports fan obsess over the NBA Finals, seems like a great time to look at what basketball can teach us about technology – specifically about cloud security.Of Superstars, Role Players & SpecialistsPerhaps more than any other major American sport, basketball players are asked to contribute to all aspects of offense and defense. Thus every player needs to be able to do multiple things. Guards need to grab rebounds and even centers sometimes have to shoot three pointers (we’re looking at you, Chris Bosh). And everyone has to play defense.Likewise, all departments of a company adopting cloud computing need to pay attention to security. Just as virtualization forced the network and server administrators to integrate, cloud migration is forcing operations and security to collaborate closer than ever before. Companies must make sure all departments, not just IT, know their roles so no threat goes undetected.For example, DevOps must interact with compliance managers in order to incorporate solutions during the design and operations planning phase, while the engineering department needs to design accessible day-to-day security controls for increased visibility and awareness across the organization. If everyone doesn’t play their part, it could complicate operations and slow down the business, or worse leave the company exposed to cyber attacks.Coaching Establishes RolesFor private IaaS projects and software defined data centers, this means that every group from network to server to security operations must be involved from the beginning.Like a basketball team, these kinds of shared, overlapping responsibilities requires great coaching to get the team to work together for maximum effectiveness. In business, management needs to determine how to address vulnerabilities most effectively: Whether it’ll be one team on security and the other on server provisioning or whether each department will take care of security for its own resources.There’s No I in Team, But There Is In IaaS Despite the fact that every player has his own defensive responsibilities, many successful teams have two-way superstars and/or defensive specialists who lead the defensive charge. LeBron James is the NBA MVP, but is also on NBA All-Defensive First Team. And every single member of that group helped lead his team into the playoffs.Leadership is also critical for cloud security. True Infrastructure-as-a-Service skills are rare right now, and companies need to invest in the talent if they want to be successful in secure cloud architecture and rollout. That can be expensive, but ask the Miami Heat if they’re sorry they invested in LeBron James?Updating The FundamentalsSure, the cloud changes everything. But security for new as-a-service cloud infrastructures requires the same fundamental security controls that are used for traditional architectures.Unfortunately, traditional security controls often involve mundane, time-consuming tasks that keep employees bogged down and stop them from tackling the important projects. This might have been acceptable in an era where provisioning and ongoing operations were mostly a manual affair, but in the agile, continuous and automated cloud world, manual processes will either slow down business or be ignored.Its kind of like how today’s NBA emphasizes speedy guards and fast breaks instead of the big-man-dominated, grind-out-approach so popular in the 1980s.The Sixth ManIn a public cloud environment, businesses need to team up with their IaaS providers for security support. The now ubiquitous “shared responsibility model” for public cloud security means IaaS-provider security must be paired with a strong security program on the customers’ side. Ultimately the final responsibility for security rests with the cloud user, because it is their brand and compliance on the line.But companies often need help with cloud security.In the NBA, situations like this are remedied with a good sixth man, valuable players who are always ready to come off the bench when their team needs a clutch play. Spelling out the importance of the role, this year, the top 4 finalists for the 6th Man Award came from playoff teams.Businesses can utilize automation in a similar fashion; To take care of the mundane tasks necessary for keeping the cloud safe while the rest of the team is freed up to address more strategic concerns. Actions like intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment and continuous monitoring of compliance frameworks are all simple yet time consuming tasks a security solution can easily take over.Finally, here’s one big difference between the NBA and cloud security: By the end of June, either the Miami Heat or the San Antonio Spurs will be crowned champions, and everyone can forget about basketball for a few months. The season for cloud security never ends. Your team always needs to be ready to play.Lead image courtesy of Domenic Gareri / Shutterstock.com. Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… rand wackercenter_img Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Tags:#cloud computing#security last_img read more

Tripura pilgrim dies in Mecca

first_imgA 58-year-old Hajj pilgrim from Tripura’s Sipahijala district passed away at Mecca on Friday due to a cardiac arrest, a family member said. Abdul Saiyad, a resident of Srimantapur village in Sipahijala, had left for the pilgrimage on July 26 along with 150 others from the State. His son, Kamal Hussain, said Saiyad was taken to the hospital on Thursday night in Mecca after he complained of chest pain and uneasiness. He passed away on Friday at 5.45 a.m.He added that Saiyad was buried at a cemetery in Mecca. When contacted, Tripura Haj Committee chairman Md. Jasim Uddin said he will be visiting the house of Saiyad on Saturday. “We are deeply saddened by the death of Abdul Saiyad. I hope his family gets strength to cope with the loss.”last_img read more

Jazz zoom to 11th straight after win over Suns

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting After only three games, Phoenix appears to be a good fit for Payton. The fourth-year guard notched his ninth career triple-double. Since Phoenix acquired him from Orlando, Payton has averaged 20.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 8.7 assists.Suns coach Jay Triano said Payton has revitalized the team, even if it isn’t showing up in the win column yet.“The guy has started a lot of games in the league, knows how to play the position,” Triano said. “He can get in the paint. He’s got a great mid-range game. Makes other players on the floor around him better. That’s something we’ve been looking for.”UP NEXTSuns: Host Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 23.Jazz: Host Portland on Feb. 23. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “Our competitiveness was at a high level through the whole game,” Payton said. “They made a run and we were able to combat that and stop the bleeding. That’s something I haven’t seen in the last two games for the most part.”Jackson and O’Neale took turns dominating on offense in the second quarter. O’Neale had nine points in the quarter, and Jackson had eight.Jackson’s four baskets early in the quarter helped the Suns stick with the Jazz. O’Neale took over late in the quarter, scoring four baskets in the final 3:44 before halftime. He capped it off with a buzzer-beating step-back jumper that gave Utah a 50-41 halftime lead.The Suns rallied again in the third quarter and went ahead 60-59 on a basket from Alex Len. Mitchell answered with a go-ahead 3-pointer on the other end and eventually put the Jazz back ahead 70-62 on a step-back jumper from the rookie.“We knew it would be a tough game, and it was,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “Fortunately, we made some plays that we needed to make to win the game.”TIP INSSuns: Booker returned to the lineup after missing four games with a left hip contusion. … Jackson scored 20 plus points for the eighth time in the last 19 games. … The Suns outscored the Jazz 31-19 in bench points.Jazz: Ricky Rubio (hip) did not play for a third straight game. …. Mitchell has led Utah in scoring during its 11-game winning streak, averaging 21.3 points. He’s the first rookie to do that.SNEAKER MESSAGEWednesday’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which claimed the lives of 17 people, weighed heavily on Mitchell’s mind. The Jazz rookie wrote “Pray for Parkland” on the back of his sneakers before tipoff.Mitchell’s mother is a nursery teacher.“My prayers go out to all those families, man,” Mitchell said. “It’s tough. It’s crazy. We definitely got to do something about it. We talk about it and there’s a lot of awareness of it, but there’s nothing done.”PAYTON’S PLACE Read Next Utah allowed just one basket over the final 2:40. On the other end, the Jazz hit four of five shots to turn a one-possession game into a double-digit victory.“When it’s the fourth quarter and it’s time to win, everyone is focused and everyone trusts each other even more,” center Rudy Gobert said. “At the end of the game, we make the right play on both ends and usually we end up winning the game because we trust each other.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDonovan Mitchell scored 24 points and Royce O’Neale had a career-high 19 for the Jazz. Derrick Favors had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Gobert added 14 points and 17 rebounds. Mitchell and Joe Ingles each had six assists.Jae Crowder, who scored 12 of his 15 points during the fourth quarter, played a pivotal role in helping the Jazz pull away. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Phoenix Suns guard Elfrid Payton, right, guards Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Stepping up in the fourth quarter is becoming natural for the Utah Jazz.The Jazz survived another close game on Wednesday, pulling out a 107-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns for their 11th straight win after making the right plays at the right time on both ends of the court in the closing minutes.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Phoenix took a 75-74 lead early in the fourth quarter on back-to-back baskets from Marquese Chriss and Josh Jackson. Crowder got to the line on two straight possessions to fuel an 8-0 run that put Utah back in front 85-77.Later, the Suns cut it to 98-95 on a 3-pointer from Elfrid Payton. Crowder went to work again. He answered the basket with back-to-back layups to give the Jazz a 102-95 lead with 1:58 left.“Just understanding the game is one of the biggest things with him,” Mitchell said. “He communicates with us and he’s been great to play with. He’s working hard to learn all the plays.”Devin Booker returned from a hip injury to lead the Suns with 28 points. Jackson added 22 points, and Payton had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. Phoenix has lost seven straight.Utah had a 54-41 rebounding advantage and a 52-40 edge in points in the paint.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lillard drops 44 as Blazers overcome Durant’s 50, Warriors AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View commentslast_img read more