About Us | Contact Us
View Cart

Cloud Priorities 2015

By Dan Hadaway | Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - Leave a Comment

A good question . . .


But my answer might not be broad enough!
Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . .


ServIcons_ITAudit_01

The Cloud Computing Association (CCA) is “reaching out” to persons asking their “Top Three Cloud Priorities.”  I found that interesting.  The e-mail, which looks like a broadcast message, ended up bullet pointing what my cloud priorities COULD be as follows:

  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Business Development, Sales & Marketing
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • HR Management
  • Imaging and BIG DATA Management
  • Logistics & Distribution Management
  • Mobile Applications
  • Network Security Management
  • Production & Manufacturing
  • Storage Solutions
  • Supply-chain/Inventory Management
  • Tax, Accounting and Financial Management
  • The Internet of Things (IoT): Managing Multiple Solutions in the Cloud
  • Others?  If your top 3 priorities are not on this list, please tell me what they are.

Here’s my top three cloud priorities:

  1. Cut back on what’s using “the cloud” on my home network.  I don’t have a lot of bandwidth, and the “internet of things” is starting to slow me down as the thirteen devices I have update patches, auto-play movies on Facebook, etc.
  2. Make sure everybody in the world knows that when you engage with a free service on-line (a cloud service), you are engaging with a third party and thus your Information Security Officer needs to look into it a bit.
  3. Warn users everywhere that when they get a new computer nowadays, it’s configured to ship data to cloud storage places by default, and if that data is owned by your company . . . . . or confidential to you . . . . . you might want to look into what’s actually happening.

Original article by Dan Hadaway CRISC CISA CISM. Founder and Managing Partner, infotex

“Dan’s New Leaf” is a “fun blog to inspire thought in the area of IT Governance.”

 


same_strip_012513


 

Latest News
    Our Lead Non-Technical Auditor takes a look at the new AIO Guidance… Architecture, Infrastructure, and Operations (AIO) is the latest booklet released by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) in their line of  IT Examination Handbooks. It is an update to their 2004 Operations booklet and, as the name implies, expands into the areas […]
    Another awareness poster for YOUR customers (and users).  Now that we have our own employees aware, maybe it’s time to start posting content for our customers! Download the large versions here: Awareness Poster (Portrait) Awareness Poster (Landscape)   You are welcome to print out and distribute this around your office. Interested in one of ours […]
    Many organizations still fail to consider the unique risks posed by cloud computing… An article review. Last month thousands of Western Digital MyCloud device owners learned about the risks of cloud-based solutions the hard way: their data had been wiped remotely due to a flaw in the internet-facing component of their external hard drives. While […]
    infotex does not use Kaseya… We are protecting our Clients! Another blog post meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . To all infotex managed security service Clients: As you may be aware there was a large ransomware attack recently that leveraged a remote management tool called Kaseya that is used by many […]
    While we’re not a news service, we often use current events to comment on trends and our services. This blog is intended to get people thinking about topics and trends in Technology Risk Management, through our article reviews, as well as through original blog articles about current events and our MSSP services (such as our […]
    PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BUSINESS NEWS Dan Hadaway and Sara Fultz co-wrote an article in the Spring 2021 issue of the Ohio Record, the Official Magazine of the Ohio Bankers League.  Find out on page 20 and 21 of the magazine how tabletop testing strengthens bank cybersecurity. You can read the article here! […]
    You’ve heard it from every MSSP you’ve met: the definition of a SIEM is in the eye of the beholder. But at infotex, we are not talking about the database – an asset whose definition is continuously evolving. We’re talking about the way three teams collaborate in an overall Technology Risk Monitoring process. And whether […]
    After the large number of high-profile breaches in the recent months, it is easy to become disconcerted about how to prevent such things from happening to your Bank. The answer to preventing a breach is a very complex one. infotex will explore this with you! The heightened level of awareness and extra protective tendencies that […]
    A follow-up on Dan’s 2008 Password Manifesto On the NIST Publication on Digital Identity Guidelines Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . In June 2017, NIST released a special publication on digital identity, NIST SP 800-63, that is starting to get the attention […]
    Another awareness poster for YOUR customers (and users).  Now that we have our own employees aware, maybe it’s time to start posting content for our customers! Download the large versions here: Awareness Poster (Portrait) Awareness Poster (Landscape)   You are welcome to print out and distribute this around your office. Interested in one of ours […]