Virtualization is the Great Hope of data centers and consolidated infrastructures. As software is moved into virtual machines and other exotic vehicles the efficiencies will be massive, enabling greater application density, more flexible server configurations and the ability to cook a turkey at the same time. Consequently, the notion that virtualization might have a role in wireless networks - essentially edge systems - seems counterintuitive and positively turkey-like.
In his presentation at the RSA Conference, Brian J. Truskowski, general manager of Internet Security Systems (ISS), IBM Global Technology Services, discussed how to convert security from a cost center to a business enabler. He pointed out that today's business-driven security enables organizations to respond instantaneously to new business needs and to make risk-aware, sound decisions. This Q&A expounds his thoughts.