David Kirkpatrick

October 13, 2009

Cybersecurity and cloud computing

Filed under: Business, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:25 pm

There are many pitfalls out there vis-a-vis security and privacy and cloud computing. Both enterprise and individuals should approach cloud computing methodically and really put some thought into what data goes into the cloud.

From the link:

The best defense against data theft, malware and viruses in the cloud is self defense, researchers at the Hack In The Box (HITB) security conference said. But getting people to change how they use the Internet, such as what personal data they make public, won’t be easy.

Also from the link:

Access to personal data on the cloud from just about anywhere on a variety of devices, from smartphones and laptops to home PCs, shows another major vulnerability because other people may be able to find that data, too.

“As an attacker, you should be licking your lips,” said Haroon Meer, a researcher at Sensepost, a South African security company that has focused on Web applications for the past six years. “If all data is accessible from anywhere, then the perimeter disappears. It makes hacking like hacking in the movies.”