December 11, 2013 · 6:30 PM
As more and more of our precious data and a wide range of other data begins to feed into the cloud, the security of that data becomes more and more important. Cloud technology offers industry and government a wide array of benefits proving to be irresistible. With deep roots in cloud technology through work in the Application Server Provider (ASP) model, Oak Leaf Technology management offers the following white paper on Cloud Security, A Division of Responsibility.
The potential of cloud is real, viable and proven in our architectures and business models today. We see real value in flexibility, expandability, scalability, quick reaction capabilities, with added benefits in shifting the cost center from up-front capital expenditures to operational expenses, frees up essential cash. But, as in all innovations, there are tradeoffs. We see issues arising in exposure of weak processes as the enterprise is opened up to an outside partner, we see security issues when the relationship is strained between Cloud Service Provider (CSP) and the customer when a breach forces a much closer look at the roles and responsibilities detailed in the contract.
About the speaker:
Ken Pittman is Founder and Principal in Oak Leaf Technology Solutions LLC, a small technology services firm. Mr. Pittman holds a Masters in Business Administration from Marymount University with an emphasis in Information Systems and Technology. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in communications. He was PMP certified from PMI and brings over 15+ years of experience in managing federal agency IT programs in both civilian and DOD agencies. Prior to work with Oak Leaf, he managed large network operations centers for the Defense Information Systems Agency as part of Raytheon and BAE Systems. He lives with his family in Centreville, VA.