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Converting to cloud: Ranum Q&A with Lee Heath
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of September 2013 Volume 15 / No. 7
Lee Heath, Information Security Business Partner, Alliance Data Systems Is Marcus Ranum changing his views on cloud computing? The Information Security magazine columnist chats with Lee Heath, a 20-year veteran of vulnerability management and compliance at companies such as Yahoo! and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Heath is currently working on data loss prevention, classification and cloud storage as an information security business partner for Alliance Data Systems Inc. and its line of businesses. Marcus Ranum: We were talking in Dallas a couple of weeks ago and you said some things that pretty much made me do a complete 180 on the whole cloud computing thing. You were, basically, embracing it and using it as a way to steer other business problems, specifically, data custodianship and classification. Tell us about it. Lee Heath: My colleagues -- Brian Mork and Houston Hopkins -- and I are somewhat new to our positions, and we were tasked with a few specific jobs. We were to look for ways to improve upon several standard security ...
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