For those folks heading up to Microsoft’s Ignite session in Auckland from the 25th October, check out Chris’ session on Thursday 27th – “A practical approach to security in the cloud”.
As a teaser this is the abstract for the session: “Is your organisation or the one that you look after looking to take advantage of the benefits that cloud computing offers? Are you unsure how to address security in the cloud? Are you overwhelmed by the volume of contradictory advice and guidance? Do you need a practical approach to managing security risks when migrating to the cloud? If you answered “YES!” to any or all of these, then this is the session for you! You’ll leave this presentation with some real-world practical techniques for clearing both real and perceived security roadblocks to moving your organisation to the cloud.”
It seems that Fear Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) will always be used to sell products that no-one needs to solve problems that no one really has.
There is a significant focus within government agencies on the management of risks associated with the adoption of cloud services. This is to be expected as the general perception is that the “cloud” is risky and that adopting cloud services could result in bad outcomes.
Axenic is proud to announce that it has been selected as the winner of the Best Security Project / Initiative category in the 2015 iSANZ awards. Axenic was nominated for its security and privacy work on an innovative cloud and mobility project in the health sector.
Cloud computing is still an immature business model with little evidence to support many of the claims that are made about the business benefits or security risks associated with its adoption.
I have recently obtained two certifications in cloud computing, the CloudU Certificate and the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) and thought I’d share my thoughts on each.