Professor, Graziadio School of Business, Pepperdine University
Charla Griffy-Brown is currently Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Technology in Society, an International journal published by Elsevier. Her research covers a variety of topics in the area of technology and global innovation in support of techno-economic development, including information systems securitiy, sustainable development and institutional innovation.
Dr. Griffy-Brown graduated from Harvard University, is a former Fulbright Scholar, and holds a Ph.D. in Technology Management from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. She has worked for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center and served as a consultant for the United Nation’s Global Environmental Facility and the European Commission. Dr. Griffy-Brown has conducted research at companies such as Honda, Hilton Hotels and Pratt-Whitney Rocketdyne/Boeing as well as organizations throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Research Workshop: ARPU/Price Competition/Traffic Routing
Sunday, 18 January 2015
Cloud computing has transformed business and organizational processes by taking advantage of the benefits provided by virtualization to build flexible, agile, and cost-effective IT infrastructures. These elastic capabilities help to accelerate the delivery of internal and customer facing applications and services. OpenStack plays a key role in this transformation by allowing organizations to dynamically provision compute, storage, networking, and now security components when and where needed. For this analysis it provides a proxy for developing transferable cloud focused security solutions. In the past, a security provisioning gap existed in which virtualized computing, storage, and networking services could be provisioned easily, but security components and the underlying policy rules had to be manually provisioned. This prevented services and applications from going live or worse, increased vulnerability and risk for the organization. By integrating security components into the OpenStack Neutron module, this presentation will describe how this security provisioning gap can be significantly reduced, allowing organizations to dynamically provision scalable security solutions along with their compute, network, and storage workloads.
This presentation will also describe a number of security, compliance, and threat based solutions that can be applied using OpenStack, resulting in significant risk reduction for cloud infrastructure. These solutions are transferable beyond OpenStack and are critical for private cloud users, telecommunications companies, internet service providers, and public cloud hosting providers.