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Converting to cloud: Ranum Q&A with Lee Heath
This article is part of the September 2013 Volume 15 / No. 7 issue of Information Security magazine
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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