Defining Data Security

How to Ensure Data Security: Simple Question, Complicated Answer

More companies are making data security a primary focus. They are developing effective plans to address issues beyond where to store the data and establishing clear guidelines for how to manage and monitor key data.

Learn how today’s IT leaders are looking outside of their organizations for assistance.

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Data Security Is Not Every Company’s Core Expertise.

Concerned with more than the present, data security is about anticipating future business needs and scaling solutions to meet those needs. Many IT leaders are choosing security solutions providers for assistance.


Critical Steps to Ensure Data Center Security

Physical data center security entails a comprehensive approach to keeping applications and networks safe in a facility offering the right levels of redundant power, cooling, backup, security and accessibility.


About the Author

Rick Henson is CyrusOne’s director of physical security, and brings more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement, security and business continuity to the data center industry. Before joining CyrusOne, Henson was the security director of Virginia Security Solutions, where he managed business development, officer assignments and personnel.

Previously, he owned his own security consulting firm and served as vice president, security and business continuity at QTS, managing data center security operations, investigations, security design, business continuity and logical security.

Henson was an independent contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served five years as a counterterrorism officer and a firearms and surveillance instructor. For the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, he was chief, security services. For SRA International, he was an emergency management consultant with the U.S. House of Representatives; the U.S. Office of Personnel Management; and the Executive Office of the President, White House security.

He served in the office of the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and the U.S. General Services Administration. He was a member of 2008 presidential transition team, the senior agency official to the Information Security Oversight Office and chief security officer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Henson is a certified protection professional and a retired U.S. Marine, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 20 years.

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