VMware SVP Tom Corn: Security Is a Team Sport and vAdmins Play a Starring Role

Security is a team sport, says Tom Corn, SVP and GM of security products at VMware.It’s a top priority for C-suite executives (hello, Capital One data breach), and it’s been blurring the roles between the security and networking teams for years. However, application security is also changing the role of virtual administrators (vAdmins) and expanding their job responsibilities as silos between InfoSec and the rest of the enterprise begin to converge.“Broadly speaking, these days the InfoSec team ultimately tries to focus themselves around how do they set broad policy around security — the strategy, the governance model — and how do they detect, investigate, and react to vulnerabilities in the infrastructure,” Corn said. Meanwhile, the task of hardening the infrastructure inside a software-defined data center falls to the vAdmin team, he added.

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