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My Cloud Security Monitoring Paper Publishes!

by Anton Chuvakin  |  April 23, 2012  |  Comments Off on My Cloud Security Monitoring Paper Publishes!

Security Monitoring of Public Cloud Assets” paper is up on the Gartner site – go and grab it there. Abstract follows below:

“Cloud computing is changing the way enterprises use IT. Security requirements and security monitoring, in particular, often lag behind. This research looks at approaches and architectures for security monitoring of public cloud assets, deployed by enterprises at cloud services providers.”

Here are a few (and I mean it – ONLY a few) fun quotes:

  • “Security monitoring lags behind other security features at cloud providers. In addition, security monitoring is also lagging and is less developed than operational performance monitoring in the same environments”
  • “… the ultimate responsibility for securing and monitoring the cloud environment sits with a customer, and not with the provider”
  • “The overriding challenge with monitoring related to public cloud computing models is about the boundaries of control”
  • “From the architectural point of view, cloud migration will push enterprises closer to application security monitoring, because full infrastructure monitoring will either be impossible or too complex and incomplete.”

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Anton Chuvakin
Research VP and Distinguished Analyst
8 years with Gartner
19 years IT industry

Anton Chuvakin is a Research VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner's GTP Security and Risk Management group. Before Mr. Chuvakin joined Gartner, his job responsibilities included security product management, evangelist… Read Full Bio

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