Properly planned and well-executed, cloud migration can result in significant savings, increased efficiency and performance, and even enhanced privacy and security. This section of the SafeGov.org site includes case studies of cloud deployments with the goal of articulating best practices and potential pitfalls by focusing on the risk management, strategic planning, and resource management issues that define a successful cloud transition.
BusinessWire, Wednesday, December 04, 2013
For many businesses and government agencies in Australia and New Zealand, the barriers to cloud computing adoption are actually increasing. While security is still paramount, data privacy and residency (i.e., control over where sensitive data and documents reside) are key concerns, especially in light of strict new laws and regulations. Coretec Solutions, a leading Australian Salesforce solutions consultancy, and PerspecSys, the global leader in cloud data protection solutions for the enterprise, have partnered to create a solution to address these issues: the Secure Local Data Residency as a Service (Secure LDRaaS).
The Chertoff Group
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 information. That’s particularly true of new information about the NSA’s encryption and interception activities and how they will affect cloud service providers.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
This month I attended the International Association of Privacy Professional’s Privacy Academy and there was a lot of talk about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) -- letting workers bring their own favorite mobile devices to work and use them to connect to corporate resources such as email, document portals and business applications for tasks such as customer relationship management.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Looking for guidance on implementing Cloud Computing for public safety and law enforcement scenarios? Check out this new Cloud 101 guide from InterAct which includes an overview of cloud computing and details on the InterAct Public Safety Cloud.
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Thursday, January 31, 2013
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) announced results of an IACP / SafeGov / Ponemon Institute survey of IACP member agencies. The survey examined how local and state law enforcement officials view the potential of cloud computing in the law enforcement environment and their plans for the future. A total of 272 agencies responded to the survey, and nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of the respondents were the chief executives of their agencies.
Monday, January 28, 2013
In celebration of Data Privacy Day, SafeGov is releasing this "Cloud Computing for Education" video for educational institution leaders. This video provides guidance on selecting cloud service providers with an emphasis on data protection and security recommendations.
Richard A. Falkenrath,
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
There are many reasons why law enforcement has been slow to embrace the cloud—from general reluctance to deploy new technologies to procurement policies that make purchasing cloud services more difficult.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Ironically, cloud adoption by public safety has lagged many industries for which the benefits are not nearly as great. The nature of public safety applications is such that the advantages of shared systems are greater in both cost and utility.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
In the SaaS model, a vendor takes responsibility for not only infrastructure, but also for all of the processes required to manage an entire application solution (patches, upgrades, backups, database management, systems tuning, performance management, etc.). Because SaaS vendors manage many customers on a small number of application instances, they can amortize infrastructure costs over many customers. In other words, the inherent savings of the cloud are compounded when many agencies share a single system.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
The U.S. Federal Government has adopted a “cloud first” policy that requires agencies default to cloud-based solutions whenever a secure, reliable, cloud option exists. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a three volume Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap and initiated a standards acceleration program so that best practices from the private sector can be used for government systems immediately, without a protracted standards process.