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Walking Safely In the Clouds

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Ajay Gupta

Ajay Gupta


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This week is all Cloud. I just returned from the McAfee FOCUS 11 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada where I spoke on securing the Government Cloud.  On today's show (Special time, Friday at 4pm EST), I'll share with you what I shared with the audience in Vegas - and that is my approach to assessing the Cloud provider's operations and security practices so that management can meka an informed, risk-based decision as to whether or not to use the services of that particular provider.

Our approach is simple - we gain an understanding of the provider's operations in critical areas (access control, data backups, security monitoring, incident response, etc.) and compare them to our own. We compare them based on the risk those operations bring to - or reduce from - the organization.

We'll discuss the details on air, but our approach increases an organization's understanding of how their data is managed internally and in the Cloud.  With this knowledge, management can make a far more informed and sound business decision with respect to Going to the Cloud vs keeping the data and applications internally.

Join Us and get your Head in the Clouds!!  We are at a special day this week - Friday at 4pm EST.  We continue to take your calls at 323-410-0032 and your tweets @techtodayradio.