Cloud computing contracts and security’s role

Marcia Savage, SearchCloudSecurity.com,  Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cloud computing has put the spotlight on contracts and service-level agreements, along with security’s role in the contract process. There are many security provisions that need to be included in cloud computing contracts to ensure corporate data is protected, making it critical for security managers to participate in contract preparation and negotiation, experts say.

Dale Meyerrose: Supply-Chain Security ‘Frequently Overlooked’

Camille Tuutti, The New New Internet,  Tuesday, June 14, 2011

While cybersecurity discussions often focus on networks and enterprises, there is rarely any talk of how vulnerable supply chains are to an IT compromise, according to a private-sector cybersecurity expert.

Capitals in the Clouds - The Case for Cloud Computing in State Government Part I: Definitions and Principles

NASCIO,  Friday, June 03, 2011

Cloud computing has arrived as a serious alternative for state government. There are outstanding issues that must be faced and dealt with in order to maintain the reliability, responsibility, security, privacy, and citizen-confidence in government services. Government is exploring technology and business process innovations that will make the way for government to deliver existing services more economically. Cloud computing provides a number capabilities that have the potential for enabling such innovation.