How Has The Past Year Of NSA Surveillance Revelations Changed The Cloud Market?

The whole point of Learning Tree’s Cloud Security Essentials course is to discuss the questions you must ask a potential cloud provider to see if you could move some of your operation into the public cloud. Moving to the cloud means losing some control and visibility. You lose physical control with IaaS, much more control […]
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How Much Will The NSA’s Prism System Cost?

The recently released summary of the U.S. government’s “black budget” showed that 35,000 people were employed and $11 billion spent annually in the Department-of-Defense-wide Consolidated Cryptologic Program. That’s a hefty sum, but it isn’t what I’m getting at. Nor is this about security risks posed by the voluminous revelations of NSA surveillance and subversion of […]
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The U.S. Government Has Lost Patience With Your Six Months of Privacy, It Needs Your Secrets Right Now — Part 2

I was writing about the loss of privacy for web-based e-mail last week. Then the PRISM news broke… Some calm public discussion of government surveillance of citizens appeared before the PRISM story exploded. As Bruce Schneier wrote for CNN in March of 2013, “The Internet is a surveillance state. Whether we admit it to ourselves […]
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The U.S. Government Has Lost Patience With Your Six Months of Privacy, It Needs Your Secrets Right Now — Part 1

In Learning Tree’s Cloud Security Essentials course we talk about the USA PATRIOT Act and its chilling effects on use of U.S. cloud services, especially by would-be customers in the European Union. (and we’ve been doing this before the massive PRISM surveillance program was revealed). U.S. cloud providers have made it clear since 2011 that […]
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