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Dean Ocampo

There is a widely held myth that using private clouds alleviates all the security concerns that come with the public cloud. While private clouds are a great way to get your feet wet in the cloud and do greatly help manage risk,... read more »

The 2011 Cloud Computing Expo in New York just wrapped up, fittingly with a deluge and lighting storm that just unleashed over New York, almost to the hour of the close of the show, as if the cloud were trying to declare its... read more »

Finished a second day of all cloud, all the time, at the Cloud Expo NY and I can tell you the rooms are packed. And hot.   Some observations from the last two days: MeatCloud and Cloud Management I had never heard the term... read more »

My brother works for the government and has a joking phrase about his job, “I’m with the government. I’m here to help. Now turn over all your books.” For most Audit/Compliance folks that I talk to, dealing with the use... read more »

Isaac Asimov taught us that robots don’t kill people, incorrect logic kills people. Such is my take away from the latest spat of coverage on the implications of cloud outages. I have to admit to being a little nonplussed by... read more »

Security professionals are gossip hounds just as much as everyone else. While we haven’t been chatting about who would be designing Kate Middleton’s dress, we have been chatting about what happened to PlayStation last week.... read more »

Yesterday I had the chance to present and speak at an ISSA chapter event in Dallas, TX. Attendance was good; we had about 70 folks from the ISSA group, which I’m told it about the full group. I speak on a regular basis, many of... read more »

Like the rest of you, I was stopped by the revelation that wikileaks is potentially turning its eyes to the private sector. I’m usually one for openness, but as an information security professional I am shocked at the potential... read more »

I was speaking on a panel in Silicon Valley yesterday and the question was asked about who’s liable for data breaches in the cloud. I stated emphatically that you, the customer who placed the data there, was liable. To which... read more »