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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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One response to “The Cloud and Security, Cutting Through the Hype”

  1. Falafulu Fisi

    Ben, there was an ACM sponsored workshop on this subject last year, where some of the slides from talks at the workshop are available:

    “CCSW 2009: The ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop”
    http://crypto.cs.stonybrook.edu/ccsw09/

    There are some names there that you could make contact with if you want further comments from those experts in the topic on cloud security. Perhaps you can start with the 2 chairmen (Radu Sion and Dawn Song) which their sites are linked to from the workshop page shown above. The workshop chairmen can connect you with experts who participated in the workshop, even the IBM guy who was on the organizing committee (Reiner Sailer, IBM Research).

    The good thing about getting some commentaries from these experts who attended the workshop is that they’re all R&D people. It means that they know most things (if not everything) about the subject, since they do nothing all day except R&D.

    I am not sure when the proceedings from that ACM workshop is gonna come out, but usually, there is a lag of about 4 or more months, before they appear in print publications. The journal is more detail than the workshop itself, where presenters only used slides (summary only), but the print publication are longer article versions.