Letting Go of Control - #BSidesATL 2010

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A Twelve-Step Program for Embracing the Cloud, originally presented at Security B-Sides in Atlanta, October 2010.

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Letting Go of Control - #BSidesATL 2010

  1. 1. Letting Go of ControlA 12-Step Program for Embracing the Cloudwith host Taylor Banks Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  2. 2. Hi, I’m Taylor • and I’m a control freak. • and I’m a security professional. • and I’m a bit OCD. • and I just put my data in the cloud. Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  3. 3. Step 1: Admit that you are powerless over cloud Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  4. 4. The cloud is coming Step 1: Admit that you are powerless over cloud Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  5. 5. The cloud is coming Recognize that it’s happening Step 1: Admit that you are powerless over cloud Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  6. 6. The cloud is coming Recognize that it’s happening You are [not] in control Step 1: Admit that you are powerless over cloud Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  7. 7. The cloud is coming Recognize that it’s happening You are [not] in control CONTROL Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  8. 8. *These statements have not been evaluated by the CSA This presentation is not designed to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any cloud security problems / conditions. Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  9. 9. Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  10. 10. Step 2: Believe that a provider greater than yourself exists and is necessary to meet the needs of your dynamic customer population Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  11. 11. Step 2: Believe that a provider greater than yourself exists •100,000,000 purchase orders •100,000 hackers from China •100 users from Iowa and is necessary to meet the needs of your dynamic customer population Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  12. 12. Step 3: Make a decision to turn your life and your will over to (as we understand Google)Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  13. 13. Step 4: Make a searching and fearless inventory of your datacenter Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  14. 14. Step 5: Admit to Google, to yourself, and another human being the exact nature of yourSaturday, October 9, 2010 data indiscretions Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor Banks
  15. 15. Step 6: Demonstrate a readiness to remote desktopSaturday, October 9, 2010 Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor Banks
  16. 16. Step 7: Humbly ask others to host your dataCopyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  17. 17. Step 8: Make a list of places where your data remains unprotected and be willing to encrypt it all Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  18. 18. Step 9: Encrypt all unprotected data except when to do so would affect its usability Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  19. 19. Step 9: Encrypt all unprotected data ` except when to do so would affect its usability Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  20. 20. Step 10: Continue to inventory your use of the cloud and when wrong, promptly admit it Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  21. 21. Step 11: Seek through prayerand mediation to improve yourconscious contact with Google as we understand Google, praying only for knowledge of Googles will for us and the power to carry that out Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  22. 22. Step 12: Having had a spiritualawakening, carry this message to other control freaks and practice these principles in your affairs Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010
  23. 23. Thank you! Taylor@Cloudin48.com Copyright (C) 2010 by Taylor BanksSaturday, October 9, 2010

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