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Cloud Protection Primer Prepped

NIST, otherwise known at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, thinks it knows a thing or two about building or buying a proper cloud.

The most impressive clouds are dark, with sharp shards of lightening, wind, rain and danger. That's perfect for watching, but dangerous for running your business. Here you want a safe, puffy cloud --one that won't hurt a soul but will feed and crops and keep those lawns fresh and green.

NIST thinks a good cloud is private and secure, and it has government-funded documents to prove it. The group just released some guidelines, and since you as a taxpayer already paid for them, you might as well listen.

This is where NIST insists:

  • Research precisely what cloud providers offer and make it match your security needs before signing any contract.
  • Figure out who is accountable for security and privacy and how they will actually be held accountable.
  • Before building a cloud, think through issues of privacy and security and built those protections into your plan,

What are your top cloud criteria? Share your thoughts at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/03/2012 at 1:19 PM


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