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Achieve Security Through Compliance in the Cloud


Digging through my cupboards recently, I came across my old collection of 3 floppy disks. It’s been quite some time since I’ve had a need to plug in my trusty USB floppy drive, so upon making this great archaeology discovery, I was left simply to ponder about their content and whether I’d really intended to break the write protect notch to prevent writing to the disks.

A younger version of me no doubt would’ve thought this was the height of protecting my data – that and making sure I’d copied the data to at least two disks (the latter habit remains to this day and has often worked out to my benefit!). Arguably, these poor disks now represent an oddly extra hardened state of being – security through obscurity of access methods.

Fortunately, this method of securing media isn’t practical for the internet era. We may typically think about our cloud services high up-time only as a benefit, but availability is also a measurement of the time for which a misconfigured or...(continued)

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