Floyd Fernandes, Chief Information Security Officer, A Large Media Organization

Visibility into Your Entire IT Ecosystem Is Fundamental

  • It all comes down to having visibility into the digital assets you are trying to protect, whether they are in the data center or in the cloud.
  • Whether you are reverting to golden images for short-lived assets, tracking container formation in real time, or orchestrating patch management in complex environments, automation becomes hugely important.

There is no way you could do this unless there was a high degree of automation built into your systems.”

Securing a large global network of heavily used digital assets is Floyd Fernandes’ unique challenge. As vice president and chief information security officer (CISO) at a large media organization, Fernandes is responsible for securing a top 10 web property  accessed by 190 million unique visitors each month, and assuring secure IT operations for the development of these sites. This all happens in an environment where IT assets are no longer hidden behind a defensible perimeter. Now they can be anywhere: They are mobile. They are in the cloud.

This is an excerpt from Reducing Cyber Exposure From Cloud to Containers. The eBook was generously sponsored by Tenable.