Category Archives: Reading List

Reading List: Ishmael, An adventure of the Mind and Spirit

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Doing Strategy

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Doing StrategyI talk a lot about technology strategy and the importance of technology strategy to business strategy.  I think it is important to understand the importance of technology historically in order to grasp what is actually at stake here.  For that, best to go back… Read More »

Reading List: Addressing Emerging Threats and Targeted Attacks with IBM Security Network Protection

This post covers the IBM Red Paper:  Addressing Emerging Threats and Targeted Attacks with IBM Security Network Protection (redp4826). The book is about addressing new kinds of network threats such as advanced persistent threats (APTs), stealth bots, targeted application attacks, and designer malware.  For an up-to-date understanding of the threat landscape the reader is referred… Read More »

Reading List: Using the IBM Security Framework and IBM Security Blueprint to Realize Business-Driven Security

This post covers the IBM Redbook: Using the IBM Security Framework and IBM Security Blueprint to Realize Business-Driven Security published in April 2013. This book provides an introduction to the IBM security framework and blueprint.  I do not cover this here because I previously covered it in my post Managing Security and Compliance in Cloud… Read More »

Reading List: Managing Security and Compliance in Cloud or Virtualized Data Centers

In this post I cover the IBM Red Book SG248082:  Managing Security and Compliance in Cloud or Virtualized Data Centers. The IBM Security Framework provides a top-level view on security: At the second level of detail IBM provides Security Blueprint. The Security Blueprint categorizes and defines security capabilities and services that are required to answer… Read More »

What are IBM CCRA and CCMP?

This entry is part 30 of 31 in the series Defining words

This entry is part 30 of 31 in the series Defining wordsThe IBM Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (CCRA) and Common Cloud Management Platform (CCMP) are useful to understanding the IBM Private Modular Cloud (CMP). CCMP includes Operational Support Systems (OSS) and Business Support Systems (BSS). At the highest level the IBM point of view can… Read More »

Reading List: IBM SmartCloud: Building a Cloud Enabled Data Center

For banks wanting to increase IT agility and decrease IT costs via a cloud-enabled data center, this IBM Redguide is a must read. The words “increase agility and decrease costs” are used a lot and my brain tends to filter out words that it hears a lot.  However, every major delay to a critical project… Read More »

Reading List: X-Force 2013 Trend and Risk Report

If you are interested in digital security I recommend that you take a look at IBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report.  If not, I suggest that you pass it along to someone in your organization who is.  If no one in your organization is interested in digital security then I suggest that you… Read More »