Adversaries R Us continue to gain momentum through collaboration and innovative techniques planning their next attack. They get better and better at continuously gaining access to the most valuable asset for all enterprises – data. The most effective way to combat Adversaries R Us is to beat them at their own game by through collaborative security intelligence. Such ecosystems are best enabled through global partnerships across all layers of the IT infrastructure including the processor, servers, the operating system or the software. This theme clearly emerges from the HP Discover Security Track sessions that highlight how the trifecta of HP, Microsoft and Intel come together to empower global organizations with multiple options to build out a better, more secure enterprise.At the last HP Discover Conference in Las Vegas, HP CEO Meg Whitman had quipped “Sometimes 30-year marriages need a little rejuvenation,” on stage with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella by video. Perhaps one can witness the outcomes of said rejuvenation through the trifecta of this partnership.In the IT6611 session, Jonathan Donaldson – General Manager, Software Defined Infrastructure, Cloud Platforms, Intel asks what we tend to give up when we carry on our daily lives in our own ecosystem of devices, apps and the Internet of Things. Donaldson highlights how Intel is collaborating with partners to protect the privacy of individuals. Intel’s approach to doing this is with a foundation that requires the datacenter be more agile, secure, and anonymous.Frank Mong – HP VP & GM, Security Solutions and Bret Arsenault – Microsoft VP & CISO encourage you to start thinking like a bad guy in TK6315. “While the security industry remains overinvested in products and technology, and underinvested in people and processes, hackers are spending more money and sharing information”, reads the abstract. Next generation of security challenges require a new style of thinking fostered by meaningful collaboration. In IT6680, Arsenault asserts – “Cyber Security: It is not if, but when!”Guess who is responsible for Cloud Security? In B6557, Intel Fellow, Nigel Cook and HP Director Michael Aday detail how HP Helion OpenStack can enable enterprises to better trust their clouds and ensure that their most sensitive and important information is treated appropriately. Remember the 3 equations for the most effective cloud solutions? The session highlights HP+Intel strategy for enabling business critical and highly secure workloads in the cloud through a variety of delivery models to address security requirements such as data governance and sovereignty. Check out DT4252 that details a service provider’s experience deploying scalable, secure, enterprise-class, and cost-effective platform through HP Helion OpenStack.These are but small but significant windows into the work being done by each of these partners. The synergies realized by such partnerships to build a better, more secure enterprise, manifest themselves through these sessions.How about you? What are some of the partnership strategies that apply in the context of your enterprise? Overall, what is the role of partnerships from the perspective of Enterprise Security? Tell us your story.Team up with HP Technology Expert, E.G.NadhanConnect with Nadhan on: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Journey BlogOpens in a new window.References:HP Discover Security Track sessionsB6552 – The NFV Cookbook: To assist your adoption of NFV, Intel Open Network Platform for Server offers easy mix recipes to build NFV with HP Platforms…and an ecosystemB6554 – Establishing trusted security in your HP private and hybrid cloud with Intel Security and VMwareB6555 – HP and Intel working together on OpenStack® for a better cloud futureB6556 – Driving client transformation in the workplace
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The Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab IPL 7, Qualifier 1 has been postponed to WednesdayIncessant rainfall for the past few days in the city led to the postponement of the first qualifier of IPL-7 between hosts Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab scheduled at the Eden Gardens, here on Tuesday.Full IPL Coverage | Qualifier 1 Stats The match will now be held at the same venue at 4 pm tomorrow. In case the weather holds up in time, there is a possibility of a five-overs per side game by 9:10 pm latest.At 5:15 pm today, on-field umpires Nigel Llong and S Ravi had an inspection along with curator Prabir Mukherjee. After consultations, the trio were unanimous in their decision that no play would be possible as the ground would not be ready in time for a minimum five-overs per side match.As per the playing conditions and rules of IPL, in the event that a five-overs per side game is not possible, the fate of the match will be decided on the basis of `Super Over`.In case Super Over is not possible, then Kings XI Punjab by virtue of winning 11 matches in the league stage compared to KKR`s nine games, will go through to the finals.However KKR will have another shot at final as they will be playing the second qualifier against the winner of the `Eliminator` between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, on May 30.As per IPL media advisory, the spectators, who have bought the tickets for today`s game can watch the match using the same ticket tomorrow.advertisement”Ticketholders who purchased tickets for the original match day will be able to enter the stadium on Wednesday on presentation of their original ticket (with the bar code intact) at the turnstiles. Gates will open at 2:00pm.””Refunds will only be made to ticket purchasers if the match is cancelled without a ball being bowled on either of the original day or the reserve day as per the terms and conditions which are stipulated on the tickets. If appropriate, a separate announcement will be made regarding the detailed procedures for obtaining a refund.”