Cloud security– base camp


A couple of posts today resonate as fundamental concerns about security in the cloud.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15468340 AEP networks’ chief technology officer Mark Darvill notes that ‘Cloud security should be a priority’ and Steven Withers has this eponymous advice in his article ‘Getting cloud security right from the start’ http://www.itwire.com/cloud-computing/50699-getting-cloud-security-right-from-the-start

I don’t see security as a bigger issue than privacy (get either wrong and you could face jail time) and in the boardroom reliability is just a big a deal given it’s potential to impact brand and reputation. A certain Canadian mobile phone services company may have found it’s 4 day outage a week or so ago to be the final nail in the coffin of at least this chapter in it’s history.

Base camp here is no different to any other IT challenge, but it does begin and end with developers understanding IT Service Management frameworks in a way that is significant. Cloud developers are effectively shipping security, reliability and privacy! 

A great place to start is here http://globalfoundationservices.com

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