Showing posts with label Data. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Data. Show all posts

Monday, 25 November 2013

Yves Le Roux: How infosec pros can help EU data protection


(ISC)2’s information security professionals publish articles regularly on Computerworld UK’s Infosecurity Voice blog. This time the author is Yves Le Roux, policy group lead at the (ISC)2 EMEA advisory board, who blogged about how “infosec professionals can help shape EU data protection”.  

Governments have finally realised the importance of recognising and controlling information security risk. With the new draft data protection legislation the EU’s cyber security strategy has made its first steps towards addressing the risks that people and businesses face on a daily basis in today’s technology-dependent world.

Although the initiative is taking on a serious matter, it does not mean that legislators have the relevant experience and knowledge to understand the impact and response that may be needed.
The new legal framework will affect us all; therefore it is vital that everybody involved considers the influence of such legislation.

It’s a task of great significance, so the advising security professionals must get to know the legislation first. Once all aspects, including the overall intent as well as the actual measures, have been assessed, infosec pros may point out all infeasible elements and make suggestions.

All in all, “the job ahead for legislators, privacy and compliance professionals as well as technology and information security professionals  is to understand the intent of what needs to be achieved , and then come together to understand the structures required to govern and properly manage the intent.”

To read the full article by Yves Le Roux visit Infosecurity Voice

About the Author:       
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Four ways cloud will change business and IT

The cloud system saw a lot of attention at the Global Summit on ICT in London this year with many talks on how it will change business and the IT world. Autonomy one of the leading specialist on cloud computing and well known for its 50 petabyte (1 million gigabytes) private cloud, had its founder Mike Lynch hold a conference in which he had much to say on cloud computing. Here is a summary of his four key points:

Power and control over IT
Power has shifted from the IT department to the business personnel due to the cloud giving anyone the ability to access or buy services.

Despite many saying that cloud security is not a major issue, in terms of PR, it can be serious. Private information can get out.

Ownership of data
One of the key resources in cloud computing is owning data. Data is what will make money and is an important asset to any company. Customer data and many other kinds of information are being constantly looked for by large enterprises that are willing to pay a lot to get a hold of it.

Price of infrastructure price is very likely to go down due to the drastic increase of company buying power. In the past, companies would have to buy large and powerful servers, but cloud technology doesn’t need these servers. Cloud can actually run on a group of smaller and cheaper servers, this means that if a company like Flickr buys a big amount of servers, vendors cannot afford to lose an order of that size therefore not being able to set the price.

For more information on Autonomy, click here.

How else do you think the cloud will change the business and IT world?