Migrating to the Cloud: Do You Need Assistance?
May 9, 2012
Cloud technology intimidates many organizations. The mechanics of setting it up are very different from the traditional model. Several companies offer services establishing and maintaining cloud architectures for their customers. Many people call these providers “cloud brokers.” To me, the term “cloud concierge” or “cloud butler” is far more descriptive. I guess I’m thinking of […]
Why Must We Still Fear the BEAST, and What Can We Do?
May 7, 2012
Most Internet communications security is provided by the SSL/TLS series of protocols. There is an enormous problem with early versions of SSL/TLS. We have known about this problem since 2002, and a solution has been available since 2006. Sadly, we still need to worry about this. Here is a brief timeline: SSL v1 — Only […]
Nothing New Under the Sun (or in the Cloud)
May 3, 2012
I see a lot of misguided talk about cloud computing and its security as the New Big Thing. I was reminded of this the other evening when the local brewpub hosted a talk by Gene Spafford, the director of Purdue University’s CERIAS, the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security. Spaf spoke […]