This week's top news and views: Government infosec pros question the federal government's security resolve, according to our new survey; Steve Jobs is Apple of Pentagon's eye; and a Department of Cyber -- a fleeting idea?
Known as the Cloud First policy, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has outlined a new policy in which one-quarter of the $80 billion the federal government spends on information technology would employ cloud computing solutions.
This week's top news and views: NIST issues new guidance on securing public cloud; Senators say no Internet kill switch in their bill; Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency sees slow progress; and ex-federal CIO and mom Karen Evans on computer security and kids.
Securing data in the public cloud isn't much different from other types of IT security. "It's the same advice we give for almost any deployment of IT because it is still the right thing to do," NIST Senior Computer Scientist Tim Grance says.