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Three Steps to Enable Rock Solid Cloud Security Cloud security is at the top of every CIO's list. It is also the first subject that comes up when you engage in a discussion about the cloud. For those of us who followed the recent Ashley Madison story (from a tech perspective), you would agree that while the breach happened for so many reasons, security is at the heart of it. Here are some key aspects for creating a solid organization, keeping cloud security in perspective. Don't Blame Vendors Different industries have different regulations and requirements. For some, such as consumer grade document sharing platforms like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box and so many others, the problem actually is not with them but what people choose to store on these platforms. All of these and other platforms are hosted on the public cloud and while they may promise a certain level of se... (more)

There's Only One Rule to Success By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo #Cloud

We all are striving for success. Whether it's in our personal or professional lives, that's what we do every day, day in and out. Finding ways to succeed, learning new things that make us succeed, and engaging in conversations that help us succeed. I have yet to meet someone who said I am doing things so that I can fail. I am sure you agree. Success has different meaning to different people. For some, being able to generate more wealth is a sign of success, while for others helping to make a difference in someone else's life is success. For most of us, I believe it's a blend of ... (more)

Unlike Ashley Madison, How to Avoid Baring It All By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Unlike Ashley Madison, How to Avoid Baring It All Today's case of Ashley Madison getting hacked and literally being kept at ransom is a classic case of something not very new, but something we need to take a look at with a fresh set of eyes. It's not all the trouble all their customers will get into that I'm talking about, but the mere corporate nightmare of having your entire customer data leaked. Today it's one organization, who know is who is next tomorrow. Want to know how to avoid getting caught with your pants down? Read on. Enterprise Infrastructure security is on the top ... (more)

Can Cloud Computing Save the Planet? By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Creating global change that is actually good for the entire world is a mammoth task. A population of almost 7 billion as of 2015 is taking its toll on the planet, as it  survives the brunt of keeping the works going. What role can cloud computing play in making it easier for all of us? Did you know that: There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years. In total, the U.S. emits approximately 6 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year. Forty-percent of that comes from power plant emissions alone. Every day 70 million tons of carbon ... (more)

What Anthem and Sony Could Have Done Differently By @IanKhanLive [#Cloud]

What Anthem, Sony and Others Could Have Done Differently They say that you are only as secure as your weakest firewall. But then is it just firewalls that protect our network and the information therein, or is it the framework, the policies and the processes that have cracks that let the vulnerabilities seep through? Hackers will be hackers and you really can't blame anything on them. They are doing what they are meant to do, i.e., hack. Now that’s a completely different topic as to why unethical hacking is bad and so on. That’s next time. Right now, let’s talk about what we can ... (more)