Over three years into the program that allows US government agencies to use Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), there are 75 authorized products. Most federal agencies currently use five or less of the authorized cloud offerings, other agencies use these offerings extensively. The top five agencies with the most authorizations are: Department of Defense – 37 authorizations Department… Continue reading FedRAMP Status
Early in August I commented on the implications of a US district court’s judgement that Microsoft had to turn over e-mail from alleged UK nationals who’s e-mail stored in a data center in Ireland. At the time of the judgement the judge stayed the ruling pending Microsoft’s appeal. This appears to have been a procedural mistake.… Continue reading Current Event: International Man of Privacy
Thursday (7/31/14), Microsoft was ordered by a US federal court to turn over e-mail that’s stored on a Microsoft server in Dublin, Ireland. The ruling was stayed, pending Microsoft’s appeal. The implication for Cloud companies based in the US (Microsoft’s Azure and Office 365, Evernote, Apple’s iCloud and Google’s Gmail to name a few biggies) is that… Continue reading Current Event: Are Privacy Bits Special?