Firewall Jealousy


Tue Dec 29 17:48:37 -0800 2009

Phil Wainewright gives us Cloud delusions at the turn of the decade. Such as:

Firewall jealousy. A related delusion is to put more trust in your own organization’s security measures than in those of a cloud provider’s — even if the cloud provider employs many more security staff in round-the-clock shifts, has significantly more security expertise and operates much better processes based on the highest level of best practice. This ‘not my firewalls’ mentality — a variation on ‘not invented here’ — is especially egregious if your so-called ‘on-premise’ computing is actually off-site at some non-descript colocation center shared with an unknown number of other organizations.