Cloud Computing: The Dawn of Maneuver Warfare in IT Security | Government Cloud Computing

Until now, IT security has been akin to early 20th century warfare... The resulting IT security infrastructures and procedures typically reflected a “defense in depth” strategy, eerily reminiscent of the French WWII Maginot line... Often described as an “arms race”, the IT security landscape has settled into ever escalating levels of sophisticated attack versus defense techniques and technologies... Cloud computing represents an evolution, strategically it represents the introduction of maneuver warfare into the IT security dictionary. -- Kevin Jackson, writing for GovCloud.Utilizer.com
This is a well written article with a profound message: one does not have to fear the cloud as it provides new opportunities to defend against attacks. While I agree with many of the points made in this article, I find that it fails to address some cases: e.g. a single compromised server containing thousands or millions of records.

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