Security checks can sometimes leave your jaw dropped and your budget flying out the window. Data centers have a high concern and risk for security for obvious reasons, and are pretty big targets to evil doers. My goal today is to establish some gut-checks you should be aware of before you start planning your next year budgets for security and that awesome list of wants.
Data centers, cooling plants, or clusters of servers have large footprints, and there are a lot of holes that can be found at a larger scale if we are not practicing good security hygiene. I say security hygiene instead of cyber hygiene because there are natural security habits we should have in place and teach before we even touch a technical device.