Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.

It may come as no surprise that I read a lot about cloud and security. I mean A LOT. My Twitter feeds are rammed with representation from all things cloud. As Martha Stewart would say, “It’s a good thing.”. So when I’m not doing my day job, I’m busy writing this daily blog, writing for another awesome Canadian blog, http://cloudbestpractices.net, some vendor sites, and writing whitepapers for various conferences, doing research with the Cloud Security Alliance and the like. I do this so that I can help educate the market, particularly the Canadian market, on cloud.

Cloud is a weird thing. It’s almost like being half-pregnant. Organizations are all excited about the potential it brings, but have no idea where to start. From an infrastructure standpoint, we have to make sure that whatever cloud controls we put in place support the whole point of virtualization in the first place. We have to figure out what assets exist within the corporate environment, classify them by importance, and then figure out the best use of them. But we also have to make sure that as the environment transitions to the new cloud model that the security policies transition with it.

That’s the key. That’s where I try to focus, that little niche between infrastructure and security. I’m not planning on writing about crazy technical things, that’s not my goal. My goal is to help organizations understand cloud better and how to get their organization involved in the process, oh and quote movies and other random stuff. There are so many topics in the cloud ecosystem, and so hopefully I’ll be able to keep writing as fast as the market is evolving.

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