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Top 10 Data Center Security Stories of 2023 (So Far)

During the first half of 2023, Data Center Knowledge readers sought information on trending risks, securing the cloud, and the role of AI in data center security.

As the data center landscape continues to grapple with ever-evolving threats, security remains a top concern for organizations. From artificial intelligence to shifting risk landscapes, data center security stories have filled this year's headlines. By staying informed and proactive on the latest trends and best practices, data center professionals can ensure the safety and integrity of their critical assets. Here are the top 10 data center security stories of the year so far:

1. How ChatGPT Can Help and Hinder Data Center Cybersecurity

The sudden rise of AI language models like ChatGPT has presented both opportunities and challenges for data center cybersecurity. While AI can bolster threat detection capabilities, it also introduces new vulnerabilities and potential misuse. In this article, we explore how to leverage AI responsibly while safeguarding data centers from AI-related threats.

2. Top 5 Data Center Security Risks for 2023

At the beginning of the year, DCK contributor Christopher Tozzi predicted five of the most important cybersecurity risks — from overstretched personnel to compliance changes — that would impact data centers in 2023. Now, midway through the year, do they hold up?

3. Time to Double Check Those Data Center Deadbolts: 2023 Security Review

Today, many data center security conversations focus on traditional cybersecurity. But physical security is just as (if not more so) important. Here, Bill Kleyman looks beyond the lock and key to how to effectively protect your physical infrastructure in the 21st century.

4. Why Is Blockchain Important? Is It Still Relevant? Or Was It Ever?

Blockchain promised to revolutionize industries from finance to healthcare to data management and security. But has it lived up to the hype?

5. How ISO, CIS, MITRE, and CSA Impact Your Cloud Security Architecture

With so many different compliance frameworks and standards, it's not always obvious which are best suited for your cloud solution. In this article, Klaus Haller compares the aims and impacts of today's most widespread security frameworks, including NIST CSF, ISO, CIS, CSA, and ATT&CK.

6. 7 Ways to Secure Sensitive Data in the Cloud

From encryption and access control to data loss prevention and secure backups, this article details seven techniques for safeguarding critical information in the cloud.

7. How Security Architects Fit Into Organizations

Security architects have emerged as key players in a data center's security strategy. As they collaborate with different teams, develop security policies, and align security initiatives with business objectives, their role extends far beyond simple technical implementation. In this article, we break down their responsibilities, skills, and contributions to organizational security frameworks.

8. Authentication Patterns for Securing Technical Accounts in the Cloud

Authentication patterns, such as passwordless and cloud-managed identities, play a pivotal role in protecting technical accounts against security breaches from threat actors. This article breaks down the authentication measures specifically tailored to secure technical accounts in the cloud environment.

9. Network Zoning in 2023: How AI and Automation Change Things

Just as AI and automation are altering our approach to data center cybersecurity, these technologies are also revolutionizing network zoning. Learn how security experts are navigating AI training environments and automated network segmentation to effectively mitigate emerging cyber threats.

10. When To Go Cloud-Native and When To Buy a Security Vendor Solution

Data center security architects often face the hard choice between developing cloud-native security solutions or adopting vendor-provided solutions. In this article, you'll find guidance on the factors to consider in making this critical decision, including scalability, compliance, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Which of these stories is most important to you? Let us know in the comments below!

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