Stilgherrian

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Stilgherrian is a freelance journalist, commentator and podcaster interested in big-picture internet issues, especially security, cybercrime and hoovering up bulldust. He studied computing science and linguistics before a wide-ranging media career and a stint at running an IT business. He can write iptables firewall rules, set a rabbit trap, clear a jam in an IBM model 026 card punch and mix a mean whiskey sour.

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BYO computers: cloud security risk?

BYO computers: cloud security risk?

Allowing staff to choose their own computer and smartphone rather than using the standard company roll-out will, in theory, help attract talented staff rather than corporate droids. But what about the security risks once the IT department loses control?

August 29, 2010 by in Cloud

Cloud security? Better get a lawyer, son!

Cloud security? Better get a lawyer, son!

Moving your data into the cloud creates a raft of security challenges, but, according to information security specialists, those challenges are less about hackers and more about data availability and signing the right contracts.

October 20, 2010 by in Cloud