Erlach Computer Consulting Serving Reno since 1998
A Little Bit About Erlach• Establish in April 1998• 7 employees (5 technical, 1 admin and Me)• Primary market Reno/Sparks• We provide the professional services needed to keep your network running smoothly, your data safe and your people productive.• We are your IT department
Security and the Cloud The Three Vectors for ThreatsThe Cloud Transit End User Devices
The Cloud• Defined: – Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network (typically the Internet). - Wikipedia
The Cloud• Issues – Data loss – Improper Access – Privacy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDbrX5U75dk) – Ownership – Physical Security
Transit• Defined: – Data as it travels from a network node (E.g. End User Device) to another network node (E.g. The Cloud or another End User Device).
Transit• Low risk of data theft, loss or corruption.• Data at rest is more at risk than data in transit.• Higher risk of interruption and downtime.
End User Device• Defined: – These are the devices that the end user employs to access, manipulate and update data. – PCs, Smart Phones, Tablets – Also watches, game stations, blu-ray players, etc…
End User Device• This is the area of highest risk, and for which you have the most control. – Passwords/Passcodes – Encryption – Recovery and wipe tools – Company culture – Anti-virus/anti-malware
Additional Resources• ABCs of Cloud-Based Security• How To Encrypt Your Smartphone• www.icloud.com• www.avgmobilation.com• www.LocateMyDroid.com• www.windowsphone.com• www.sharefile.com• Gmail Man on Youtube
Erlach Computer Consulting• 8545 Double R Blvd., Ste 103• Reno, NV 89521• 775-332-3282• www.erlach.com• An IT Management Firm