Some organizations separate the function of security from data center operations. Martin Ward, Senior Director of Product Marketing, McAfee Security Management offers his take on the question: “Who Owns Security in the Data Center?”
Read Who Owns Security in the Data Center: A new world needs a new structure (PDF) — “Now is the time for CIOs to step up and transfer the accountability of security and risk management to the IT operations staff. This would force these organizations to research new security technologies for data and server protection, as well as application, database, and network security.”
We also need to figure out how to balance this with the need of the data center people to provide a high availability network.