Jan2014

Are US Tech Companies Suffering a Slow and Agonizing Death?

Are United States technology companies now suffering from a slow and antagonizing death from what is being called “The Snowden Effect”? The disclosures by the infamous or notorious former National Security Agency that gave a glimpse into the extent of the NSA worldwide spying effort that have prompted companies to avoid and or leave US technology firms in droves.

Dec2013

Lowest-Hanging Fruit of Cloud Security

At nearly every conference, we talk about the lowest-hanging fruit of virtualization security, but we often miss the discussion about the lowest-hanging fruit of cloud security. They are not the same. Are we talking about good SSL hygiene? That is …
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Feb2013

News: Sky High Networks provides Cloud Service Security Ratings

There has been a dearth of intelligence reporting on cloud services and up until now we had to rely upon the Verizon Breach Report, Alert Logic’s State of the Cloud report, the Enisa and other reports, but even so there was nothing specifically about a given cloud service outside the lightly used Cloud Security Alliances STAR self-certification. Instead you must imply something about a given service. This has changed. Meeting this need is Sky High Networks.

Nov2012

Threats and Risks in the Cloud

There are threats to the cloud and there are risks within the cloud. A recent article from Tech Target Search Security blog spurred several thoughts. The main claim here is that there are not enough people who can differentiate threats and risks enough to talk to business leaders who may know very little about security, but do know the business. I have been known to state that there are prominent threats to my data once stored in the cloud and that we should plan to alleviate those threats to reduce our overall risk. But what is the risk?