Some of our management team post Cloud-related blog entries.
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Founder & CEO Blogs
All of Chander's Blogs
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David W. Tonkin, Advisory Council, Blogs
Is Cloud Security Training Critical?
In a recent survey 86% of the respondents said that security concerns about protecting their organization’s data is the leading factor in driving them to seek Cloud security training.
What is Training?
How much do (or should) people like Braque or Byron influence your business training programs?
Would you pay to watch an infomercial?
Do not pay for a training course that limits itself to delivering knowledge on only one potential solution, approach or product to solve your business issue.
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VP Cloud Security Blogs
Most recent blogs:
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If you are new to the Cloud, you might start with these:
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This set focuses on security in the Cloud:
- Ponemon on Cloud Security
Are companies getting better at security in the Cloud?
- Cost of lost trust
It is critical to maintain your customers' trust in your ability to protect their data.
- How Goes the War?
How are we doing on the cyber-war front? Time to declare victory?
- It’s bad enough; don’t make it worse
Don't let your employees violate your security policy.
- Privacy in the Cloud?
Can you protect your privacy in the Cloud, and what should you protect?
- Relax, Your Government is Protecting You
A new draft Executive Order is not likely to improve cybersecurity in the US.
- PCI in the Cloud?
Is the Cloud ready for Payment Card Industry protected processing?
- 2012 Data Breach Report
A review of the Verizon / U.S. Secret Service 2012 Data Breach Report.
- Should You Allow BYOD?:
What happens when your employees connect their own electronic devices to your corporate network?
- Cap’n, We’ve Sprung a Leak!
Governments and companies are spying more and more each day. Make sure your use of Social Media doesn't contribute to the loss of your important business data.
- The Password Conundrum:
Some words on selecting passwords and password rules.
- Amazon Got It Right?
A look at Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) encryption options.
- Paper Is Not the Best Place for Data
Try the Cloud instead.
- Death of the Laptop?
Will the Cloud eliminate the laptop as we know it?
- Mission Resilient Clouds:
What if you absolutely must have your Cloud available to your customers and employees?
- Mission Resilient Clouds Part 2:
A look at the goals of the DARPA MRC program.
- Data in the Cloud
Ten questions to get answered before you put your or your customer's data out in the Cloud.
- 2011 Data Breach Report
A review of the Verizon / U.S. Secret Service / Dutch High Tech Crime Unit 2011 Data Breach Report.
- Cyber Hackers are Terrorists,
and we need to treat them as such.
- Cloud Security, Part 2: Where's Your Data?
About why you should be concerned about where your data is physically in the Cloud.
- Cloud Security Opportunities
Looking at some security advantages of moving to the Cloud.
- Compliance in the Cloud
Looking at the risks and benefits of the Cloud in the area of compliance.
- PCI DSS 2.0 Compliance
Compliance should be a business imperative, not an IT imperative.
- Encryption in the Cloud
A good way to protect your data, and your company, is to encrypt your data in the Cloud.
This post starts the conversation on if and how you can do that.
- Encryption in the Cloud: Data-in-Motion
Continuing the encryption in the Cloud conversation, this post talks about encrypting
data-in-motion in the Cloud.
- Stealth in the Cloud
A review of the Unisys Stealth Solution for Network, data-in-motion protection for the Cloud.
- Encryption in the Cloud: Data-at-Rest
Continuing the encryption in the Cloud conversation, this post talks about some general
issues with encrypting data-at-rest.
- Encryption in the Cloud: More Data-at-Rest
Extending the prior blog, this post talks about encrypting data-at-rest in the Cloud.
- Cyber War I Has Started
The world is now in a shooting war, with someone attacking someone.
No "news at 11" on this one.
- Death in the Cloud
No, not a Margaret Truman murder mystery, but some comments and suggestions on your
personal digital legacy.
- Cloud Security, Part 1
Looking at the US Secret Service / Verizon RISK Team "2010 Data Breach Report".
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General Cloud Computing posts:
- Your journey is unique
Every organization's journey to the Cloud is unique. This is important.
- Electronic Medical Records, Again
Why are hospitals and medical practices having so much trouble converting to EMR?
- Lag Time
Is your business working at the speed of the Cloud?
- The State of the Cloud
Is the Cloud still important as we move into 2013?
- The Cloud as Equalizer
The Cloud works almost everywhere, and can level the playing field for developing countries.
You need to keep your balance as you journey to the Cloud, as well as in life in general.
- 10,000 Hours
Experience matters when you go the Cloud, or in any other endeavor.
- Evolution or Revolution?
Is your journey to the Cloud evolutionary or revolutionary, and why does it matter?
- Beware of Shadow IT
You may be moving to the Cloud and not be controlling it.
- The Cloud Hype Cycle
Gartner's view of the current acceptability of Cloud Computing.
- Sorry, the Internet Is Full
Why we need IPv6 ASAP.
- Your Smart house in the Cloud
You will not believe how the Cloud will transform your house.
- Education in the Cloud
How Cloud Computing can significantly improve public education.
- Cloud Predictions
Some technology predictions for Cloud Computing.
- Hybrid Cloud for Dummies
A review of Judith Hurwitz's latest in her ... for Dummies series on Cloud Computing.
- WoW! Overrun by the Cloud
Thoughts on some ways to take advantage of the Cloud, before your competition does (and Walt's 50th blog about Cloud Computing).
- Your Customers Are in the Cloud
Can you support them there?
- Who Cares if IT goes to the Cloud?
Your CFO, for one, should care.
- Cloud Availability Requirements
How do you determine your availability requirements in the Cloud?
- Are You Still Making Matches?:
What do Diamond Match Company and Google have in common, and why does your business need the Cloud?
- Hyper-Hybrid Clouds:
Most companies should be looking not at just one or two Cloud implementations, but many Clouds.
- Cloud Culture Shock:
Your journey to the Cloud can cause culture shock, and not just to the IT department.
- Cloud Requirements
The start of a conversation about determining your Cloud requirements.
- How Green the Cloud?
Can Cloud Computing be part of a company's "going green" program?
- Start Your Journey to the Cloud:
You will not get the benefits available from the Cloud until you start your journey to the Cloud.
- Beware the Googlenet:
Potential consequences of Google+
- Just Because It Says Cloud …
Every product or service with "cloud" in the name is not necessarily the real Cloud. But that is OK.
- The Cloud in one Word:
- First Steps to the Cloud
A receipe to move to the Cloud.
- Don't get MAD in the Cloud:
Contracts with Cloud Service Providers must be based on mutual cooperation, not punishment.
- Availability in the Cloud
As in a lot of things, you get what you pay for in terms of the availability of your applications and data in the Cloud.
- Your Year of the Cloud?
Is 2011 the year you really start moving to the Cloud?
- Walk, Don't Run, to the Cloud
You need to move to the Cloud, but you need to do it carefully.
- Your First Cloud Project
With lessons learned from the November 2010 mid-term elections in the US.
- Disaster Recovery in the Cloud
Some thoughts about taking your disaster recovery processes to the Cloud.
- Shared Risk in the Cloud
How is the risk for security, availability and performance divided between you and your
Cloud Service Provider?
There is a fourth risk: the risk that your CSP can shut down your business.
- Electronic Medical Records in the Cloud
The ultimate Cloud application?
- Library in the Cloud
We actually have a library in the Cloud. It's huge.
But even with high-speed Internet access, you are probably only able to access a very
small part of that library.
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All Founder & CEO Blogs
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