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NIST Insists on Cloud Protection

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) wants our public clouds to be more private and secure. NIST just released a set of guidelines that can be used to build better clouds or question cloud providers. Here are some highlights:

  • Research precisely what cloud providers offer and make sure it matches your security needs before signing any contract.

  • Figure out who is accountable for security and privacy and how they will actually be held accountable.

  • Before building a cloud, think through issues of privacy and security and build those protections into your plan.

What are your top cloud criteria? Share your thoughts at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/31/2012 at 12:47 PM


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