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Cloud Computing Turns InfoSec Upside Down

Cloud is significantly changing the IT landscape

I had the opportunity to write a post for SecureWorld Post’s site.

The role Information Security (InfoSec) is nothing new to many organizations. InfoSec’s methods and best practices are well understood. Note I am distinguishing between being understood and well implemented. As technology and methods make incremental changes, InfoSec processes evolved accordingly. And best practices become more widely understood. That is all well and good. Then Cloud Computing comes along. Without getting into the nuances what it is and how long it has been around, it is significantly changing the Information Technology (IT) landscape. 



Cloud is proving to be a force not to be reckoned with. Similar to a rock in the river, attempts to stop it will simply divert the effort somewhere else. In the case of IT resistance, Shadow IT organizations pop up. While organizations are simply looking for an escape valve to address the growing demand, it presents a more complicated problem for both IT and InfoSec organizations alike. 

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Tim Crawford is ranked as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Chief Information Technology Officers (#4), Top 100 Most Social CIOs (#7), Top 20 People Most Retweeted by IT Leaders (#5) and Top 100 Cloud Experts and Influencers. Tim is a strategic CIO & advisor to CIOs, large global enterprise organizations across a number of industries including financial services, healthcare, high-tech and major airlines. Tim’s work differentiates and catapults organizations in transformative ways through the use of technology as a strategic lever. Tim is an internationally renowned CIO thought leader in the areas of IT transformation, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT). Tim has served as CIO and other senior IT roles with global organizations such as Konica Minolta/ All Covered, Stanford University, Knight-Ridder, Philips Electronics and National Semiconductor. Tim’s extensive experience includes strategic planning, organizational development, governance, program and portfolio management that aligns with business strategy. Additional experience includes mergers and acquisitions, business development, strategic sourcing, compliance, information security and risk management. Tim serves on the Board of Directors for Modius and on the Advisory Board for CloudVelox. Tim holds an MBA in International Business with Honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems both from Golden Gate University.

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