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Volume 6, 2018

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Automation, Governance and Security in a Software-Defined World

Automation, Governance and Security in a Software-Defined World
14 November 2018
Julio Pontes, CISM, BS7799 LA, CCSK, CISSP

For more than 15 years, virtualization platforms have revolutionized computing by completely decoupling processing power from hardware resources. This has led to cost savings, improved resource utilization, increased business agility and enabled cloud computing. The hypervisor has become the de facto standard for operational efficiency and agility in the modern data center.

Technological advancements and the adoption of virtualized servers and storage increased the need for network virtualization—and, in fact, this is already being consolidated in software-defined network (SDN) environments. Today, it is possible to reproduce the functions of switches, routers, firewalls and load balancers via software, in the same way the servers were virtualized. Read More >>

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This Week's Featured Blog

Asim Fareeduddin, CISA, CISM, CIPP, CPA and Femi Richards, CCEP, CIPP

Leveraging Employee Resource Groups to Build Diverse IT Audit Teams
12 November 2018
Asim Fareeduddin, CISA, CISM, CIPP, CPA, Femi Richards, CCEP, CIPP

The business case for diversity is well-established. Research studies clearly indicate that diverse and inclusive organizations benefit from increased productivity, enhanced problem solving and heightened levels of employee engagement over their more homogenous peers. But how does an organization successfully attract and retain the best and brightest IT audit talent in an ever-increasing competitive market? Sure, you could try to compete with the Silicon Valley (California, USA) firms by upgrading your employee perks to include on-site spas, car washes and free gourmet meals. But there is a more effective strategy—one that is often overlooked—and it does not involve offering free frittatas. Employee resource groups (ERGs) can be a very valuable tool to recruit new talent and ensure that existing employees feel welcomed and valued. Read More >>

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Volume 6, 2017 Transforming Data

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Volume 4, 2017 Mobile Workforce

Volume 3, 2017 The Internet of Things

Volume 2, 2017 The Evolution of Audit

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