Posts Tagged ‘cloud computing’

High Tech and Low Tech Continue to Bedevil Info Sec and Privacy Practitioners

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

When looking ahead to what may happen in this new year it is necessary to first look back.  Not only to 2011, but when making plans to move forward even further back to help make the best decisions moving forward.   I do a lot of reading, including many mainstream publications written for the general public.  You can see a lot of trends and problems by reading about how the general public is reporting (or not) about them.   I also like to read the various publications specific to information security, privacy, compliance and technology to see the backstories and guts of the problems.  Looking at all such reports helps to provide a more comprehensive view necessary for making good decisions. (more…)

Cloudy Privacy Computing

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Cloud computing is an attractive, low-cost means of collaboration. But have you considered the risks involved with placing documents with PII “in the cloud”?
The monthly column I wrote for the December 2008 CSI Alert was, “Cloudy Privacy Computing.” Here’s the first section…


Cloud Computing & Privacy

Monday, November 24th, 2008

While doing some research on cloud computing and considering the privacy and information security implications, I ran across a recent (11/18/2008) report from the Constitution Project, “Liberty and Security: Recommendations for the Next Administration and Congress“.
The following is an excerpt from page 184…