by Erik Hinderer
At the start of the new year, I did some technical housekeeping, starting new notebooks and such. After looking back through my client notes from 2016, I started to become intrigued with the idea of how software companies were viewed, based on perceived product security and reliability, versus the actual software defects recorded in the CVE repository (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures).
As a VMware TAM, I receive a lot of direct feedback from clients in the field regarding software quality and security vulnerabilities. VMware is known and regarded for developing some of the most secure and reliable infrastructure software products in the industry today, but I wondered how VMware compared with other software manufactures on a broader spectrum.
By Melba Lopez
I had the pleasure of joining my first ever internal security conference called MooseCon (Making Our Organization Security Experts Conference). There were a variety of topics discussed, but one particular talk by Noah Wasmer, Senior Vice President of Mobile Products, stayed with me the most. Noah discussed recent cyber attacks in the news, and he asked, “If you were on the front page of the Wall Street Journal because of a security breach, what would that do to your business?”
For any company, it would have a negative financial impact and shatter the trust of customers. As a Technical Account Manager (TAM) I often advise my customers to be more security-conscious and would like to share some information and resources about VMware security tools.