Walking AITightrope is Available to All but Only a Few are Gifted for Victory with Glorious Guts ?
"It could be worse perhaps – giving control over to developers or researchers with a “There you go, fill your boots” attitude could be a recipe for security disaster." ..... Jon, whereas it could be worse, it will always be better with greatly enhanced security protection with developers and researchers who know exactly what they are doing and why they are doing it.
"And this lack of knowledge will cause problems of its own, in terms of management best practice. As Reg reader Dparker pointed out, for example:
“The points about 'virtual server sprawl' highlight that there are risks, no least of which is the potential for forgotten test applications lurking, unpatched and unattended, in the virtual environment.”" ...... Show me any proficient Virtual Machinery which would not relish a walk on the wild side with lurking forgotten test applications and you will have discovered a Pretender in the Midst of Cloud.
That was a very informed article, Jon, pushing all the right buttons and whilst "The challenge is that while the principles are sound, the practice of managing what promises to be a more dynamic IT environment than in the past remain immature and understood only by a minority." may indeed be so very true, for some in the minority would the IT be extremely well developed and much more novel than immature. When it is thus, do they have a more dynamic IT environment than in the past at their fingertips and if the absolute truth be also told, also at their mercy.
And whether to wear Blinding White or Darkest Black or any variation of colour in between, is very much a personal decision which can be dictated to by Third Party Indifference or Opposition/Competition.