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Stuck In the Middle with You – 2019 State of DevOps Report

Stuck In the Middle with You – 2019 State of DevOps Report

This week, the annual Puppet State of DevOps Report was released (download your copy here). This report aggregates data from thousands of DevOps leaders and practitioners to identify trends in software development, cloud, security, and more. NOTE: Anitian is proud to...
The Problem with Compliance

The Problem with Compliance

After a decade of doing compliance assessment work, I’m coming to terms with an uncomfortable truth: nobody likes compliance. It’s a miserable time-suck that slows down forward momentum. How did this happen? Where did compliance go wrong? Why is compliance...
What is Compliance Automation?

What is Compliance Automation?

When the technology industry is not inventing new gadgets, it is inventing new words, such as a next-generation firewall. This contrived word ultimately reshaped an entire market segment. The newest word on the market is Compliance Automation. Which is near and dear...
The NGFW is Dead

The NGFW is Dead

Let’s get this out of the way: the next-generation firewall (NGFW) is dead. The cause of death: cloud. However, this is not an execution, rather a slow, decline into irrelevance in the face of a more agile competitor. The shroud of death and decay are all around the...
RSA 2018 – Buzzword Bingo

RSA 2018 – Buzzword Bingo

RSA Conference is fertile ground for buzzwords. Remember “Big Data” or “threat intelligence” from years past? Well, this year things are getting a little weirder. Here are some buzzwords that were tossed around at RSA, with my thoughts on their real meanings....
RSA 2018 – Chaos Engineering

RSA 2018 – Chaos Engineering

If there is one thing RSA does well, its chaos. However, this is partially because San Francisco is a giant, elegant, stinky, haphazardly-engineered, cacophony of chaos. From the pungent weed clouds to the automated compute clouds, San Francisco has mastered chaos....