Many enterprises face the task of implementing data protection and data security measures to meet a wide range of requirements. The risks and threats are real; it is just a matter of time before you become a statistic. It is easy to say, follow the best practices, it is another to apply them. Now, FC-SP (Fibre-Channel Security Protocol) is something we will need to apply; it will change how we do our work. What will it really take to implement a secure storage infrastructure? What upfront work is required to implement security? What is the ongoing work to insure that the storage infrastructure is secure?
This technical session works from a case study focusing on the efforts required at the storage layer to create a successful defense-in-depth strategy, with special emphasis is the process of implementing FC-SP. Major threats for each of the key storage element are explored. The session provides information on how to determine the security posture of these elements in a particular installation. However, be aware that the session leverages material contained in the SNIA-SSIF whitepaper: An Introduction to Storage Security. This enables the session to expand further on these concepts.
After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:
Know storage security measures in response to risk and threat
Apply best practices for data protection and security
Understand the process of implementing storage security technologies including encryption, FC-SP, and logging.