Thoughts on British ICT, energy & environment, cloud computing and security from Memset's MD
An infographic looking at how safe is cloud computing?
<img src="http://cdn.katescomment.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Cloud-Security-Infographic-600px.jpg" width="540"><p>An infographic looking at <a href="http://www.katescomment.com/how-safe-is-cloud-computing-infographic/">How Safe is Cloud Computing?</a></p>
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Do I want to keep my data in the EU?
I’d rather keep it in Switzerland, thank you very much. No to US, no to EU, no to almost anywhere in Asia.
I’d also look at Australia, NZ and Uruguay.
One aim of security is to make sure that whatever you are trying to protect does not appear to be worth expending a lot of resource in order to read what is being protected. Appearing to be innocuous is good policy.
This is great, where do the stats come from?
I’ll have to get back to you re. where the stats on internal vs. external people attacks – can’t remember off the top of my head! Are those the stats you mean?
The password numbers are from my password security post.
Nice graphic, thanks for sharing. Presume you’ve seen this http://xkcd.com/936/
I’m a big fan of diceware for passwords/passphrases.
@Luke Yes, that’s a favourite XKCD of mine. My advocated approach is more secure (more bits) and also more reliably secure (pwgen not people picking things), albeit perhaps harder to remember which in itself can be a security hole!
@Milo Sorry about the slow response! Herewith some sources:
15% of small businesses and 30% of large organisations experienced Denial of Service attacks in 2011 (ref).
This is supported by our own stats – we get 20 DoS attacks per hour (mostly distributed to some extent) across our estate, almost all of which automatically deflected by our “DoS squasher” (firewall customisation). If the number of attacking hosts and total bandwidth is enough to overload our uplinks though we have to null route the victim’s IP – often a business whose server has been rooted and used to launch an attack at some script kiddie. Most DoSing is kids in bedrooms warring with each other using compromised machines!
Negligent employees/contractors account for 36% compared with 29% malicious/criminal factors of data breaches (ref)
@Robin Why no to Britain though? We are close to the EU but rule ourselves as far as privacy laws. For that matter the EU is pretty good – mainly because the Germans have a deep scar in their racial memory over how governments can abuse large data sets on their citizens!
Very Nice Post, specially with Pictures
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