Optimization is a term that is applied to different technical disciplines and is often overused (and sometimes misused). In the data center industry, when we speak of optimization, the meaning is to maximize performance and efficiency of a computer, cooling sysatem, UPS gear, etc. The nuance to this meaning is an "and" statement, not an "or" statement. This example is a good demonstration that the optimization process cannot sacrifice performance for efficiency or vice versa.
When I mention ITIL® v3 (ITIL) to CISOs I am often met with a vocal discard of “not in my house” or “it’s too complicated.” I must admit that I too was once intimidated by ITIL until I went through a certification boot camp. It was only then, that I realized my fears were completely unfounded. Since my ITIL epiphany I have embraced ITIL for InfoSec Program development with great success.
I am often asked “how long does it take to implement an ISO 27001-based security program?” Knowing that there are many variables, I have arrived at a simple calculator on how one can determine just how long by using a form of Body Mass Indicator (BMI) calculation. Have some fun with this in order to see just how long it will take your organization to reach its ideal InfoSec Program BMI score.
The theme of Discover 2011 is all about the Instant-On Enterprise and how it’s here. However, a funny thing happened on the way to becoming an Instant-OnEnterprise. CIOs realized that they must address many, and often competing priorities.