Large and Small Clouds Close, Hang On To Your Data!
Oct 14, 2013
In Learning Tree’s Cloud Security Essentials course we caution that any move into the cloud needs to be preceded by careful consideration of how you will get your data and operation back out again. Availability is the leg of the CIA triad effected by business pressures. We just got another reminder of this. Nirvanix was […]
Clouds of a Different Sort: Into the Teeth of the Storm
Nov 9, 2012
I am writing this the day before traveling “into the teeth of the storm” as they say. This should be interesting because the dreaded “Frankenstorm” is bearing down on the U.S. East Coast just as I need to travel there to teach a sequence of courses for Learning Tree, their Linux Server Administration and Support […]
Will My Cloud Provider Read My Data?
Jun 19, 2012
In my last blog post, I explained how you can verify that Amazon cloud storage is zeroized before being redeployed for the next user. But what about the cloud provider browsing through your data? After all, it’s stored on their hardware in their facility, so they have physical access plus the ability to interact with […]
Who Can Read My Data in the Cloud?
Jun 11, 2012
For the sake of your compliance, you hope that the answer is “nobody”! For most organizations, confidentiality is the greatest concern. The most worrying thing about using cloud technology is storing your data on someone else’s hardware. But how big of a risk is this, really? Stored data should be encrypted. However, how much of […]