Site Offers SAN Security Forum
While other industries take a reactive approach to security, storage experts are looking to get ahead of the curve.While other industries take a reactive approach to security, storage experts are looking to get ahead of the curve, according to the founder of a new site dedicated to a vendor-neutral discussion of SAN security. Will Spencer, founder of SanSecurity.com as well as its sponsor, Network System Architects Inc., in Denver, said his effort comes from a belief that storage security will soon be as vital as storage management. Unlike in the networking and server industries, where security always seems a step behind the crackers, "in this instance, the industrys beating the hackers for saying theres going to be a problem," Spencer said. "Fibre Channel is very attackable. There are many vulnerabilities that are not going to be that hard to exploit. Many are configuration issues."
Rather than force users to deal with storage security point products, there are several areas where the original storage hardware and software makers could make native improvements, Spencer said.