The Jet Propulsion Laboratory treats non-sensitive data as if they were sensitive when piloting cloud services to help identify potential vulnerabilities. "It is a way of moving forward: walk, crawl, run," JPL's Tomas Soderstrom says. "It's a journey."
Cloud services are being adopted increasingly by organizations. But with adoption comes increased concern, says Symantec's Francis deSouza. How can organizations deploy cloud security to protect their data?
The Defense Department will employ a two-prong approach - securing the perimeter as well as the data - as it develops its cloud-computing architecture. "We're going to be able to better protect as we get more standardized," CIO Teresa Takai says.
Jason Clark, CSO of Websense, has spent a significant amount of time meeting with over 400 CSOs. From his interactions, Clark offers his advice on how chief information security officers can be more effective.
Cloud-computing service provider contracts, for most businesses and government customers, are take-it-or-leave it propositions, so organizations must approach a services agreement cautiously, IT security lawyer FranÃ§oise Gilbert says.
Apple's introduction of its third iteration of the iPad e-tablet, coupled with the growing popularity of cloud computing, could lead to new methods of enterprise computing and IT security, Delaware Chief Security Officer Elayne Starkey says.
"The changes we propose in revision 4 are directly linked to the current state of the threat space - the capabilities, intentions and targeting activities of adversaries - and analysis of attack data over time," says NIST's Ron Ross.
No one - not even a security vendor - is immune to cyber attacks. "It's not a question of if or when companies will face an attack, but how they're going to defend against it," says Symantec's Francis deSouza.