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Volume 6, 2018

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Automation, Governance and Security in a Software-Defined World

Automation, Governance and Security in a Software-Defined World
14 November 2018
Julio Pontes, CISM, BS7799 LA, CCSK, CISSP

For more than 15 years, virtualization platforms have revolutionized computing by completely decoupling processing power from hardware resources. This has led to cost savings, improved resource utilization, increased business agility and enabled cloud computing. The hypervisor has become the de facto standard for operational efficiency and agility in the modern data center.

Technological advancements and the adoption of virtualized servers and storage increased the need for network virtualization—and, in fact, this is already being consolidated in software-defined network (SDN) environments. Today, it is possible to reproduce the functions of switches, routers, firewalls and load balancers via software, in the same way the servers were virtualized. Read More >>

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This Week's Featured Blog

Martin Cullen

Optimism and the Audit Profession
19 November 2018
Martin Cullen, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, COBIT Assessor and Implementer, ISO 27001 LA

I have been fortunate in my career to have attended many excellent ISACA conferences where the keynote speakers have excelled in delivering their message in very clear and pragmatic ways. One such speaker was futurist Mark Stevenson about whom I wrote in my recent Journal article, coauthored with Ian Cooke, in which we discuss the 8 principles of successful optimists and their relevance to the IT audit profession.

Personally, I found Stevenson’s closing keynote talk at the ISACA EuroCACS in Dublin in 2016 very inspiring, and it has motivated me to increase my level of participation with ISACA. Read More >>

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IS Audit Basics Articles

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Auditing the IoT

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Innovation in the IT Audit Process

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Volume 6, 2017 Transforming Data

Volume 5, 2017 Enabling the Speed of Business

Volume 4, 2017 Mobile Workforce

Volume 3, 2017 The Internet of Things

Volume 2, 2017 The Evolution of Audit

Volume 1, 2017 Cognitive Technology

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