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IT assurance: The certainty that your IT assets are protected


lois_boliek_badge_176x304_tcm245_1452359_tcm245_1422290_32_tcm245-1452359.jpgBy Kate Stanton Whalen, HP Technology Services writer & social media editor


Lois Boliek, HP Expert and Business Consulting Strategist, has a mission:  to make sure that you have the systems and processes in place to ensure that your IT ecosystem is secure.  She knows that you have to build security into your IT infrastructure from day one, integrating it into applications and databases, and aligning security controls to business risk to enable resiliency in the event of a cyber-attack.


She also knows that there is a significant difference in the whole concept of “security” vs. “assurance” that many consumers of IT services don’t recognize.  The presence of security provisions could be taken as security itself, but does the mere presence actually guarantee your resistance to or protection from harm?  We’ve evolved to a point in modern times where IT assurance is a minimum requirement for the protection of the data that drives your business.  The value of your information is at stake, and effectively managing the risks, use, processing, storage and transmission of same is vital to your long-term viability. If you missed your chance to hear her elaborate on this important topic at Discover Las Vegas 2014, you can learn more here.




HP Master Technologist, Tari Schreider, also had an opportunity to discuss some of the key security/assurance issues facing IT managers when he was at Discover.  In this podcast hosted by HP marketing manager Ian Jagger, he discusses HP’s guiding architecture approach that takes into account the business “whys”, the functional “whats”, like agility and speed, the technical aspects or “hows”, and the implementation view that explores the “with what” tools that can assure your security.



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