Feb 16 2011

Is over-hyping Cloud good?

Published by at 2:32 pm under PCI,Podcast

There’s almost no one here at RSA who’s going to argue against the thought of Cloud being overhyped this year.  Every other talk seems to be about some aspect of the Cloud, even the talk I’m doing with Mike Dahn tomorrow.  But I seem to be a bit of a contrarian, saince I think that the hype is good, since it’s one of the few times that the security concerns around a technology are taking a bigger role than the push by the business to use the technology.  In other words, I believe the fact that it’s being overhyped now may mean we actually have a more secure solution over the next couple of years.  Or maybe I’m just naive.

David Spark caught up with me yesterday and asked about the hype behind the Cloud.  David had been told by a lot of people about the overhype, but I seem to be one of the few who see it as good.  Time will tell.

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  3. Hagai Bar-Elon 04 Mar 2011 at 9:20 am

    The big question is not only if security is treated, but also how.
    As it seems so far, security concerns were indeed brought up, but almost none were solved, and yet cloud platforms are being deployed, in spite of the risk. This is not necessarily bad, maybe that’s how it should be (risk management rather than complete mitigation).

    For a discussion on the risks that are not easy to solve see:

    Understanding the security risk of SaaS

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