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Microsegmentation: Securing IaaS in the Big Data Era

Posted December 12, 2017 in Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies, Data Analytics & Digital Technologies Cutter Business Technology Journal
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The authors focus on the challenges of security in the Agile deployment of big data applications in the cloud. Security issues can make or break the deployment of otherwise complete solutions in the cloud. The authors begin by introduc­ing the topic of “micro­segmentation” — which allows “public cloud-based infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers to offer software-centric or software-only solutions.” The value of this discussion to business lies in the opportunity to quickly deploy secure models for end-user consumption. 

About The Author
John Collins
John Collins is an Adjunct Professor with the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. He has two decades of software development experience with distributed processing and high-demand applications and a decade of hands-on computing security work, which includes full-system lifecycles from provisioning to decommissioning. His work has involved private and public sector deployment of mission-critical systems, including point of care/point… Read More
Sunita Lodwig
Sunita Lodwig is a Professor in information technology at the University of South Florida (USF), Sarasota-Manatee. Prior to academia, she worked in the corporate arena for more than 20 years in the field of telecommunications (with AT&T Bell Labs and Motorola). At USF, Dr. Lodwig shares her industry experience and insight to illustrate and explain complex concepts. For the last 12 years, she has been instrumental in developing and expanding … Read More
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