Monday, June 20, 2011

Loss of Visibility

A couple of months ago, I spoke on a panel discussing some looming challenges in the field of cyber security. As might be expected, many people asked questions of the panel relating to the move to cloud computing. At one point, I was asked what my greatest fear was relating to the cloud. My answer? Loss of visibility. When an organization moves to the cloud, that organization effectively outsources all of its logging and auditing. What if the cloud provider doesn't have all the painful lessons learned that many of us do? It pays to ask, IMO.

Remember, even the best analyst can't identify security issues on a network if the data isn't there to support the analysis....

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