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Evolved security, privacy and reliability strategies for cloud and big data

Microsoft has published a new paper, entitled ‘Trustworthy Computing Next’, which discusses the changing availability and security challenges and looks at how organizations can address them.

Authored by Scott Charney, corporate vice president of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, Trustworthy Computing Next encourages industry and governments to:

  • Develop more effective privacy principles focused on use and accountability;
  • Improve end-to-end reliability of cloud services through increased fault modeling and standards efforts; and
  • Adopt more holistic security strategies including improved hygiene and greater attention to detection and containment.

Ten years ago, the computing ecosystem was at a crossroads when Bill Gates introduced Trustworthy Computing and called for industry collaboration. Today, technology and society are more interconnected than ever. Big data’s strain on privacy protection, the shifting relationship between government and the Internet, and the evolving threat model all raise new challenges for industry and governments globally.

“We are at another inflection point, with expectations for better security, privacy and reliability growing at an exponential rate,” Charney said. “Now is the time for industry and governments to develop and adopt strategies and policies that balance business and societal needs with individuals’ choices.”

Read Trustworthy Computing Next as a PDF.

•Date: 1st March 2012 • World •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

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