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This article is part of the July/August 2010 issue of Debunking myths about the advanced persistent threat (APT)
Udo Schweigert, a security analyst who runs the computer emergency readiness team at Siemens AG, says his company is well-versed in dealing with cloud providers but that work remains. The German-based technology giant has more than 450,000 employees in 180 countries. So it wasn't surprising that a division in Japan contracted with one software-as-a-service provider while the company's sales offices in Russia chose another to suit their needs, Schweigert says. Siemens moved quickly to develop policies and educate business users about the importance of data security when choosing a cloud provider. The company's work isn't done, however. More policies are needed to address cloud-based infrastructure and platform providers, he says. "We were lacking risk management with many of these projects," Schweigert says. "That's why we've made it part of our corporate risk management strategy." Cloud computing was a hot topic at June's Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) Conference 2010, where Schweigert spoke on a panel. FIRST attendees -- many of them ... Access >>>
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