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Information Security and Cloud Computing

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A short presentation on Information Security and Cloud Computing, prepared for an event of the UK's Society of Archivists.
The slides were intended to shape the issues ahead of a longer discussion session.

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Information Security and Cloud Computing

  1. 1. Information Security & Cloud Computing Dr Paul Miller The Cloud of Data paul.miller@cloudofdata.com cloudofdata.com
  2. 2. Topics Cloud Stack redux Some (quick!) ‘truths’ about the Cloud Information Security? cloudofdata.com
  3. 3. ‘The Cloud’ lumps different concepts/capabilities together The Cloud Stack cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/3089163372/
  4. 4. “convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources...” cloudofdata.com csrc.nist.gov/groups/SNS/cloud-computing/
  5. 5. Traditional 3 layer model - there are plenty of others! all ‘Cloud’… but DIFFERENT! Software/Application [as a Service] (SaaS) Platform [as a Service] (PaaS) Infrastructure [as a Service] (IaaS) cloudofdata.com
  6. 6. outsource raw infrastructure - avoid significant CapEx scale to meet demand - Eli Lilly, payroll SaaS private/ hybrid public/ PaaS Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) computers (Amazon EC2, Rackspace, GoGrid...) storage (Amazon S3, MobileMe, Google Drive...) Elasticity (Rightscale…) Bandwidth (Limelight, Amazon CloudFront…) Electricity Cooling etc. cloudofdata.com
  7. 7. ‘does heavy lifting’ concentrate on your app’s USP least developed but most potential? SaaS Platform as a Service (PaaS) Salesforce force.com Apprenda SaaSGrid Google App Engine Microsoft Azure Appistry Talis Platform IaaS cloudofdata.com
  8. 8. light weight applications, delivered over Web mostly low-end disruptors for now... Software as a Service (SaaS) Google Apps, Zoho Acrobat.com, iWork.com Kashflow, FreeAgent WordPress.com MobileMe Salesforce.com PaaS IaaS cloudofdata.com
  9. 9. Some more true than others! Some ‘Truths’ about the Cloud cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/dpicker/2255136085/
  10. 10. Microsoft Data Centre, Dublin Cisco, VMware et al pushing on-premise G-Cloud, here and in USA... It’s All Off-Premise cloudofdata.com www.datacenterknowledge.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/aerial-1000.jpg
  11. 11. For elastic or periodic jobs. Less clear-cut for ‘normal’ load It’s Cheap cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/esdrascalderan/357434020/
  12. 12. Probably… but Simon Wardley It’s Green http://tr.im/greenclouds cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/venteco/2851026377/
  13. 13. Numbers don’t add up... It’s Not Reliable cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/raver_mikey/2300514593/
  14. 14. And your data centre ? It’s Not Secure cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/8323834@N07/500995147/
  15. 15. PATRIOT Act and data territoriality are real… but manageable USA will read my data cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/3484013571/
  16. 16. And Rackspace, and Microsoft, and Sun, and HP, It’s Amazon and Google, and... cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/lucasartoni/2967023166/
  17. 17. Amazon Rackspace Joyent GoGrid OpSource FlexiScale 3,000 Guy Rosen has begun tracking trends, using QuantCast’s top 2,250 500,000 sites 1,500 750 0 July September November January March May cloudofdata.com www.jackofallclouds.com/2010/05/state-of-the-cloud-may-2010/
  18. 18. With thanks to Simon Wardley “It’s like computers on the Internet, innit?” cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/fimbrethil/2642775023/
  19. 19. What are you securing… and Why? 5 broad areas... Security cloudofdata.com
  20. 20. Secure Physical Infrastructure cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/treborrenrut/4481585336/
  21. 21. Secure the Network cloudofdata.com
  22. 22. Secure Applications cloudofdata.com
  23. 23. Secure Data cloudofdata.com
  24. 24. Secure People cloudofdata.com
  25. 25. Conclusion cloudofdata.com
  26. 26. it can be! what matters? security costs time, money and effort identify appropriate levels of security… always remember that people will be people. cloudofdata.com
  27. 27. cloud of data Thank you Download this presentation slideshare.net/cloudofdata Dr Paul Miller The Cloud of Data paul.miller@cloudofdata.com Made on a skype: cloudofdata Mac phone: +44 7769 740083 Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/ or send a letter to cloudofdata.com Creative Commons, 171 Second St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States of America

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