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Cryptographic key management in the enterprise today is broken. It is a failed model of proprietary 'solutions' that is not effective, nor is it scalable. If we expect key manage-ment to work in the cloud, then we need a new...
NIST continues to ponder cloud computing. Its definition of cloud computing is now up to version #15, and its presentation on Effectively and Securely Using the Cloud Computing Paradigm is now up to version #26. No word on when either...
Both DARPA and the U.S. Air Force are working on universal translators, a concept straight out of Star Trek. While government, science and the military work to eliminate a speech Tower of Babel, we (the information security community) have been busy creating our own new Tower of Babel. As fast as language barriers have been coming down, we have been erecting an encryption Tower of Babel.
Like most industries, the tech industry, usually takes itself very seriously. And, sometimes that's too seriously. Sometimes, we all just need to sat back and have a good laugh - at ourselves. (That certainly includes me.) So, I really like...
Virtual wind shear hit consumer cloud computing this last weekend. Caught in the microburst was Microsoft's subsidiary, Danger. Reports have confirmed that Danger has crashed and burned - badly. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that Danger's servers...
There are of course public clouds, private clouds, and hybrid clouds. There has also been talk of possible 'regulated' clouds for regulated information. The anticipated promise of regulated clouds is that customers would get the benefits of a public cloud...
Network Security Podcast.Mather.090915.mp3 Martin McKeay: I had a chance to interview Tim Mather about his (along with Subra Kumaraswany and Shahed Latif) upcoming book, "Cloud Security and Privacy". I find it interesting to hear about how much the idea of...
Cloud computing took another big step forward this week with an announcement from Vivek Kundra, the federal Chief Information Officer, that the Federal Government would begin using cloud computing. The symbolism of his announcement being made in Silicon Valley should...
As I've written about previously, there has been a great deal of hype about cloud computing. There has also been considerable angst about the security afforded by cloud computing. Most of that concern has focused on public clouds. (By definition,...

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