Recent revelations in the Washington Post about the extent of the NSA surveillance programs should be sobering news for all businesses concerned with privacy, confidentiality and exposure of data in cloud environments. The NSA programs re-affirm the notion that once a company moves data outside its...

"In Encryption-in-Use: Challenges and Realities, I discussed why encryption-in-use as a security technology is critical to meeting the governance requirements for cloud data ownership and control. I also wrote about the technical challenges, and the need to engineer a delicate balance of the customer’s requirements...

Coming to terms with cloud services involves a conceptual leap: moving your infrastructure, and more alarmingly, your data, from your direct control to someone else’s control. But for many organizations, especially smaller enterprises, moving to the cloud can actually have security benefits. A cloud service...