A review of the June's top news items, featuring the voices of NASA CISO Jerry Davis; Sen. Joseph Lieberman; DHS's Philip Reitinger; Melissa Hathaway; formerly of the White House; and Michael Kaiser of the National Cybersecurity Alliance.
"The cloud is not such a special technology necessarily that it is exempt from a security perspective, but is just another implementation of IT, and is a natural evolution of where we come from," Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says.
Microsoft Federal Chief Technology Officer Susie Adams and Chief Security Officer Bill Billings praise the new Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program that should make cloud computing easier to adopt by government agencies.
It's not just the need to educate federal officials, but the necessity to build trust in cloud computing to get the government to adopt the relatively nascent technology, says Mel Greer, Lockheed Martin's cloud computing chief strategist.
The key tenet of the cloud is availability. But, asks the former White House official who led President Obama's Cyberspace Policy Review, where are the other cornerstones of information security: integrity and confidentiality?
In discussing Colorado's foray into cloud computing, Colorado Chief Information Security Officer Seth Kulakow discusses the demands the cloud presents governments and offers advice for IT security professionals on building their careers.