Items Tagged with "Cloud Computing"


NIST Finalized Guidelines for Security in the Cloud

February 12, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

According to NIST, SP 800-144 is geared for those involved in cloud computing initiatives; security personnel responsible for security and privacy measures for cloud computing; system and network administrators; and users of public cloud computing services...

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Tips for Organizations Heading to the Cloud

February 09, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

Identify the data that is touched by each IT process. Is there any data that has to stay in-house for security or compliance reasons? You may need to change IT processes so the sensitive data is not affected by the transition...

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Department of Justice Misdirection on Cloud Computing

February 08, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The DOJ has been unequivocal that cloud users have no right to challenge government access to "non-content" information held by Cloud systems - their location, their contacts, their communications patterns and more. Lawyers call this the "third party problem"...

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Paper Clarifies PaaS for Federal IT Buyers

February 06, 2012 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

“Whereas the first wave of cloud computing was about consolidating data centers, the PaaS wave is about consolidating applications. It will be a more complex ride, but the savings will be greater...”

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Straight Talk on Cloud Computing for the Enterprise

February 06, 2012

One of the fantastic things about events like this is that real people show up to listen, learn and share with their fellow attendees, and that's absolutely amazing. We managed to bring together some industry experts with vast practical knowledge on cloud computing...

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Living in the Clouds: Master the Cloud Event - Toronto

February 02, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Security is more about understanding the model you'll be undertaking than trying to fit some ideals you have about the cloud security nirvana. Each provider model (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, etc.) has differing offerings and quirks for security. Watch those contracts closely...

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Master the Cloud, Montréal - Notes from the Road Part 2

February 01, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

As clouds pop up, expand and workloads become mobile across virtualization platforms, federation will allow a much easier move from one provider and from one platform to another without having to worry about separate authentication, authorization, and validation efforts...

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Master the Cloud, Montréal: Notes from the Road...

January 31, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Cloud computing provides the customer an unparalleled chance to jump into a new computing paradigm which sheds some of the legacy issues and the excessive costs associated with unused capacity most of our organizations have humming along in our data centers...

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On Software Vendor Access to Customer Data

January 30, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

The issue is a massive one for the industry and in a back-channel discussions a number of people made comments regarding how much of a risk to the cloud industry service provider access to data is. One person went on to say that this perception is poison to sales growth...

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NIST Cloud Computing Guidelines on Security and Privacy

January 25, 2012

"Cloud computing and the other deployment models are a viable choice for many applications and services. However, accountability for security and privacy in cloud deployments cannot be delegated to a cloud provider and remains an obligation for the organization to fulfill..."

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Content Raven – High Speed Low Drag

January 10, 2012 Added by:

Security professionals are always struggling to get usage statistics with security products. Content Raven gives you great metrics and analytics out of the box. I can track by user and/or device and /or location what the user has looked at and for how long...

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CloudMASTER and CloudGURU Certifications

December 29, 2011 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

These continuing education programs provide a solid technical background in modern web services deployment and administration. Students will learn concepts, principles, techniques, and practices needed to administer and secure a modern cloud-enabled business environment...

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IT Trends for 2011 and Beyond

December 25, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

CIOs and senior IT business decision makers must maintain a focus on specific trends that will effect the industries in which they compete. You should already be thinking about how technology is going to help shape your business far into the future. CIOs have to be forward-thinking...

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e-Commerce Risks for Cyber Monday and the Holidays

November 28, 2011 Added by:John Nicholson

To deal with the potential volume, they can turn to cloud-based services to add capacity and prevent the site from crashing, but as we'll discuss below, the availability commitments made by many cloud services create their own risks...

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21d6c9b1539821f5afbd3d8ce5d96380 New Hub for Government Cloud Computing

November 28, 2011 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

GovCoud is the “go to” place for everything related to federal cloud computing. Our mission is to help federal organizations learn about, try and securely adopt cloud computing technologies. This site will provide a community hub for information dissemination and GovCloud best practices...

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The Cloud of Clouds: Amazon Web Services

November 22, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Security is paramount. Amazon states: “In order to provide end-to-end security and end-to-end privacy, AWS builds services in accordance with security best practices, provides appropriate security features in those services, and documents how to use those features..."

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