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Archives for July, 2011


The Cost of Cryptography

by Jay Heiser  |  July 26, 2011  |  1 Comment

Several weeks work in a low-bandwidth location has given me a renewed recognition of the convenience and availability ramifications of data protection.

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Bach to Basics: Why You Should Care About Cloud Internals

by Jay Heiser  |  July 8, 2011  |  1 Comment

Just as the transition from a physically-secure batch-oriented environment to a remotely-accessible multi-tasking/multi-user environment had huge implications for security, the evolution from multi-user host-based environments to multi-tenant cloud-based environments represents an equally significant security challenge.

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Category: Cloud risk management security Virtualization     Tags: ,

Are you the SaaS Scapegoat?

by Jay Heiser  |  July 5, 2011  |  1 Comment

I get a never-ending stream of questions that usually amounts to something like “What control tasks do I need to do to be sure that this SaaS service we are going to use will be adequately secure?” Unfortunately, at this point in time, SaaS providers offer relatively little support for enterprise control over anything.  Assuming that the [...]

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Category: Applications Cloud IAM IT Governance risk management security Vendor Contracts     Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,