Even as cyber attackers get smarter, and the number and impact of attacks go up, the cybersecurity tools available to data centers are getting better, smarter, and easier to deploy.
Data centers have to automate in order to keep up, according to Andrew Howard, CTO at Kudelski Security. “I haven’t met a security department lately that isn’t trying to do more with less.”
And it’s not just threat detection and mitigation that are being automated. Automation is used to ensure that containers and microservices are properly configured and secured when they are launched.
It’s a totally different way of managing infrastructure, he said. “Professionals in the old-school mindset of traditional infrastructure management will likely have to modify their skill sets to be successful.”