CSIP Looks Good

After reading through the CyberSecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP) I was impressed with its scope and relatively clear terminology, acronyms notwithstanding, and how it outlined federal strategy.  I expect the timelines to be challenging, though.

 

Current Event: International Man of Privacy

Early in August I commented on the implications of a US district court’s judgement that Microsoft had to turn over e-mail from alleged UK nationals who’s e-mail stored in a data center in Ireland.

Current Event: Are Privacy Bits Special?

Thursday (7/31/14), Microsoft was ordered by a US federal court to turn over e-mail that’s stored on a Microsoft server in Dublin, Ireland.  The ruling was stayed, pending Microsoft’s appeal.

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Cloud First, US Gov Style (FedRAMP)

“Cloud first” is an approach I’ve heard articulated as a means to delivering on business objectives.  The policy I’ve heard has referenced if not been predicated on the fact that the US government is implementing this policy in their federal agencies.