When Apple announced in September that its new IPhone 5s would use a fingerprint scanner, the Touch ID, for authentication, reaction was – as it usually is for new Apple products – giddy. But amid the celebration was some alarm at the privacy implications of what would be a massive collection of b...
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
What constitutes “consent”? This may be the single most important question for the future of computing in the cloud, and Americans’ privacy there, because it affects consumer privacy, workplace monitoring, and government surveillance....
Friday, November 01, 2013
Within the next year the Federal government will adopt a broad Framework of recommended cybersecurity programs that private sector actors and cloud service providers will be asked to voluntarily adopt. Underlying that Framework is an “incentive” structure that, for all practical purposes, may conv...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
The seeming flood of disclosures about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) activity sometimes threatens to overwhelm the observer. More to the point, the flood often does more to conceal revelations than it does to expose them. The important things get lost in the wave of less relevant informat...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
To create a sedimentary rock you need two things, time and pressure. To create a metamorphic rock you need those two plus a lot of heat. Cloud computing is in effect a sedimentary computing solution. It is one of the many solutions we've had in the past layered one on top of the other producing one...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
What do Akamai, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture all have in common? They are all are running government clouds – to be exact, they are FedRAMP Compliant cloud service providers (CSPs). These organizations took a few extra steps to become ...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The cloud raises concerns for just about every operation. But when you are the U.S. federal government, these issues are paramount. But that isn’t stopping the feds from having a digital-first strategy that will provide self-service for citizens over the web....
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
As the federal government strives to improve technology asset utilization and cybersecurity to enable mission fulfillment in an era of budget constraints, what is "old" is becoming "new" again....
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has analyzed the current state of government clouds in 23 European countries and developed a framework of ten recommendations for the secure deployment of governmental clouds....