Diffusing The IT Blame Game With Network Visibility
How well does your company communicate internally? Specifically, how well do your IT departments communicate with each other? Enterprises typically contain four or more IT sub departments (Security, Network Operations, Virtual DC, Capacity Planning, Service Desk, Compliance, etc.) and it’s quite common for them to be at odds with each other, even in good times. For instance, there’s often contention over capital budgets, sharing resources, and headcount.
But let’s be generous. Let’s say that in normal operations things are usually good between departments. What happens if there’s a breach though, even a minor one? Then things can change quickly. Especially if there are problems with acquiring accurate monitoring data for security and troubleshooting areas. Finger pointing can quickly result.
So, what can you do? We recently discussed this on an LMTV podcast How To Diffuse The IT Blame Game. One of the answers is to create complete network visibility for network security and network monitoring and troubleshooting activities.
For instance, here are three common sources of issues for most IT organizations:
- There is a lack of proper access to network data
- Analytic and security tools can be modified, moved, or just plain disappear without permission
- Capture and analysis of monitoring data can create business risk and problems for other departments