According to Catbird CEO, Edmundo Costa, all home security should be automated to assure that IT administrators know what is running, where it is running, who or what started it and IT should be notified if something unusual is going on.
Costa believes security policies should be implemented in the era of cloud computing.
A big challenge is that cloud environments are constantly changing, they grow or shrink according to the needs of its users.
According to the article Catbird believes organizations need the ability to discover processes regardless of where they're running, put processes into appropriate security trust zones, verify all activities of virtual machines and enforce policies when needed.
Catbird is trying to create awareness and interest in the minds of IT executives in the area of security.
Catbird believes that there are three things every security system should do:
1. Assure isolation of one virtual machine from another through the use of a virtual LAN (VLAN) or through Virtual Firewall policies and through the entire lifecycle of a VM. It shouldn't be possible to spin up a new VM without the appropriate policies being validated. Changes should be verified and VMs having unauthorized changes should not be allowed to even start up.
2. Security should be automated to assure that IT administrators know what is running, where it is running, who or what started it and IT should be notified if something unusual is going one. Furthermore, if the organization desires this, unauthorized activities should not be allowed to run.
3. All necessary information for an audit should be collected and maintained automatically.