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August 03, 2011



There are a few fascinating points you focus in on:

1) The language.
We all comprehend complexity through analogy. Technology is filled with them: code bugs, computer viruses and trojan horse spyware (which is a two-for-one). I can't think of a more appropriate comparison for APTs than air combat.

The complexity of cyber threats these days is beyond the mono-y-mono of "fishing" attacks; we are now surrounded, flying high above the ground with no time to stop and look around - we have to keep going forward. If that scares the hell out of you, then you're thinking about it the right way.

2) The focus.
Companies are making headlines in some tough ways these days. As you mentioned, we felt that first hand. It is out of this adversity that strong products like NetWitness Panorama and others within the RSA portfolio developed. They no longer be an afterthought to Data Center architecture. Security must be first and foremost for all valuable data.

Thanks as always for your insight Chuck.

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

    Note: these are my personal views, and aren't reviewed or approved by my employer.
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