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Thanks to the announcement of Apple’s iCloud, I’ve been forced to answer several inquiries about The Cloud this week.  Now, I’m coming out of hiding to subject all of you to some of it… The thing that you must never forget about The Cloud is that once information moves to The Cloud, you’ve inherently ceded…

Read More Some random cloudy thinking

@GeorgeResse pointed out this article http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/five-facts-every-cloud-computing-pro-should-know-174 from @DavidLinthicum today.  And from a Cloud advocate point of view I like four of the assertions.  But his point about Cloud Security is off: “While many are pushing back on cloud computing due to security concerns, cloud computing is, in fact, as safe as or better than most…

Read More Dear CloudTards: "Securing" The Cloud isn't the problem…

When opining on security in “the cloud” we, as an industry, speak very much in terms of real and imagined threat actions.  And that’s a good thing: trying to anticipate security issues is a natural, prudent task. In Lori McVittie’s blog article, “Risk is not a Synonym for “Lack of Security”, she brings up an…

Read More Thinking about Cloud Security & Vulnerability Research: Three True Outcomes

Recently, a quote from Qualys CTO Wolfgang Kandek struck me kind of weird when I was reading Chris Hoff yet again push our hot buttons on cloud definitions and the concepts of information security survivability.  Wolfgang says (and IIRC, this was presented at Jericho in SF a couple of weeks ago, too): In five years,…

Read More Time To Patch, Patch Significance, & Types of Cloud Computing