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Re: RE: AWS and security
From: savvy95 () gmail com
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 20:36:30 GMT

Hi Guys,

There are 3 models - Software, Platform and Infrastructure (as a service). You can mix and match depending on your 
comfort level, whether technical, risk or regulatory.

Though the service providers are in a Multi-Tenent environment, the trade off is scalability, broad network access, 
Rapid Elasticity, Measured Service and On-Demand Self Service.

A good starting point to answer your underlying questions of it's viability in your situation try this: Hi Guys,

There are 3 models - Software, Platform and Infrastructure (as a service). You can mix and match depending on your 
comfort level, whether technical, risk or regulatory.

Though the service providers are in a Multi-Tenent environment, the trade off is scalability, broad network access, 
Rapid Elasticity, Measured Service and On-Demand Self Service.

A good starting point to answer your underlying questions of it's viability in your situation try this: 
https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/csaguide.pdf

The attacks you mention are against customers and not AWS themselves. So it's no less secure than your current scenario.

When companies move into The Cloud, they are forced to put Security as a high priority; but when the data is "closer to 
home" the feeling is erroneously that it's more secure. New technology is a learning curve.

Good luck. Keep us posted as to your decision and why?


Glen Victor
CISSP, ITIL, C|EH, MCT

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