By Tom Jowitt
06 March 2009
A panel of security experts agreed that security needs to thought of a
lot earlier in the software development lifecycle, and that the IT
industry needs to start shipping "hardened" products, especially with
the advent of the cloud and visualisation making the location of
sensitive data even more difficult to locate.
Speaking at Alcatel-Lucent's Dynamic Enterprise forum in Paris this
week, a panel of experts including Wyatt Starnes, the founder and CEO of
verification provider SignaCert, discussed how there are now thousands
of applications out there, and that the traditional model of securing
them via third party or add-on security packages, is now outdated.
Starnes was previously the founder and CEO Tripwire, and is a cofounder
of RAINS (Regional Alliances for Infrastructure and Network Security).
Also speaking on the panel was Carlos Solari, previously a senior
executive at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as well Chief
Information Officer for the Executive Office of the President (the White
House). He is now VP of Security Solution and Strategy at
"Clearly, the current approaches are not scalable to Web 2.0," said
Solari. "With virtualisation, where does your data reside? We need to
rethink the problem. After market, or bolt-on security technology is a
failed model, as things are increasingly residing in the cloud now. A
new approach is needed."
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