Why You Need to Pay Attention to Cloud Computing
Oct 21, 2014
The adoption of cloud computing is revolutionizing today’s business. This trend has also elevated the importance of IT and business alignment because cloud enables new business models that have until now were not economically viable. A recent study confirmed this trend by showing that the vast majority of organizations of all sizes use both Software-as-a-Service […]
How Much of Cloud Security is New and Different?
Feb 7, 2013
As far as cybersecurity technology goes, absolutely nothing is new or different about cloud security. Cloud security is based on precisely the same fundamental technology you should already be using in your in-house operation. The only difference is that you are turning over control, and thus visibility, of some of the operation to a cloud […]
What Is “The Cloud” And How Can It Be Secure?
Sep 20, 2012
What is “The Cloud”? That depends on who you ask, and some of the answers are downright silly. A recent Microsoft ad campaign featured a woman frustrated with her attempts to take a family picture with everyone cooperating simultaneously. “To the cloud!” was her solution. “Photoshop-as-a-Service”, perhaps? Apparently, “The Cloud” means “Software”. Then I wandered […]
The Derecho Battered Amazon
Sep 5, 2012
I must confess that I had to look up just what a derecho is, but everyone in Virginia in late June experienced a big one. Amazon has a nice summary of the June event. An insurance adjuster would shrug and say “Act of God, nothing we can do”, but Amazon provides a great deal of […]
Cyber Attacks Have Been Monetized
Aug 28, 2012
Very impressive attacks are first discussed as theoretical possibilities. “If an attacker had these enormous resources …” and so on. Then researchers give presentations at conferences showing how the theoretical might be less impractical than we expected. That is followed by a proof of concept demonstration, and then we have attacks occurring in the wild. […]