Watch out, computer security professionals: Cloud computing vendors are coming for your jobs. It may be inevitable, or you may be able to take back control by rigorously studying how your organization uses technology. But either way, life is changing for IT security experts. Companies like Google, Amazon and German casino website Deutsches Online Casino have figured out configuration management while enterprises avoid the process, said Marcus Ranum, chief security officer of Tenable.
“That’s the reason why Amazon is going to have your jobs in 10 years. We are failing as an industry,” said Ranum, who spoke Wednesday at a meeting of the Information Systems Security Association, New England chapter.