On October 28 2014 the New York Technology Council presented, as part of its Security Track, David Maman of GreenSQL speaking on Protecting Sensitive Data in the Cloud: New Approaches to Mitigate Database Security Risk. As data moves to the cloud, databases are increasingly vulnerable to breaches, and as a result enterprises need to ensure that they apply rigorous strategies and controls to protect their information assets. This talk is a brief review of how to classify and discover data, manage the risks associated with migrating data to the cloud, and identify effective tools and techniques to detect and respond to data breaches. Video is below.
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New York Technology Council – The Economics of Cloud Computing – Myths and facts about the true cost of cloud computing – at EisnerAmper NYC on November 7 2013.
Several high-profile companies have made statements over the past year, claiming that the cost of operating in the cloud is higher than they could achieve by building their own data centers. The NY Technology Council hosted a panel discussion on the economic issues of cloud computing.
- How much does cloud computing really cost?
- Can you perform an accurate TCO analysis of cloud computing?
- When might a traditional data center make sense over the cloud?
- Are there other benefits to cloud computing that need to be considered
Aaron Klein – Co-Founder, CloudCheckr Inc
Lenny Herold – Head of Infrastructure Solutions, Corsis
Dianne O’Brien – Senior Director of Business Development for Cloud & Enterprise, Microsoft
Andrew Brust, Founder/CEO, Blue Badge Insights
WEBCAST TODAY: CITI State of Telecom 2013 – Can #Broadband Networks Handle #Cloud-Based Video Media? #citisot2013
Today, Thursday September 26 2013, the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) will host State of Telecom 2013 at Columbus Business School NYC. This year this annual conference has the theme is ‘Can Broadband Networks Handle Cloud-Based Video Media? Technology, Business Models, Market Structure, And Policy‘, and launches a multi-year, multi-discipline project on “Cloud TV” which follows CITI’s work on ultrabroadband (UBB), broadband infrastructure deployment and investment, and “over-the-top (OTT) video.
ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré will deliver a lunchtime keynote. Panelists include Susan Crawford, Stephen Conroy, and Henning Schulzrinne. The event will be webcast live via the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
What: CITI State of Telecom 2013
Where: Columbia Business School
When: Thursday September 26 2013 9am-5.15pm EDT | 0500-1315 UTC
On January 17 2013 the New York Technology Council kicks off their 2013 program with a compelling event – Benefits of Cloud for Video and Image that will explore the “Pros, cons, and risks of cloud for high-quality video and images”. This topic is likely to be a bit of an eye-opener as to the kind of thing NYC’s media professionals could do with the affordable gigabit or similar bandwidth available elsewhere, if and when it arrives here…
Recognizing the interest to our members, NYTECH has kindly once again offered to discount their regular $20 event fee for ISOC-NYers who wish to attend. Register via our meetup page.
What: Benefits of Cloud for Video and Image
Where: Anchin, 1375 Broadway, 23rd Floor (@ W.37 St.)
When: Thursday January 17 2013, 6.30pm
Webcast: Will be recorded
Twitter: #cloud | #nytech
On Wednesday 7/25/2012 at 12:30 p.m.The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet will hold a hearing on: “Cloud Computing: An Overview of the Technology and the Issues facing American Innovators”
Witness/webcast details are yet to be announced.
On Thursday May 17 2012 the Internet Society Webcasting Channel will stream live the Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter (ISOC-HK) event “Building Trust in Cloud Computing” Summit 2012, which will inaugurate the Cloud Security Alliance – Hong Kong & Macau Chapter. It will be one of the most prominent cloud security events ever in Southern China, and features notable speakers from the CSA, NIST, Intel, and the Hong Kong Government. Since Hong Kong is 12 hours ahead of NYC, the webcast will kick off at 9.30pm EDT on Wednesday for NYC viewers.
What: “Building Trust in Cloud Computing” Summit 2012
When: Thursday May 17 2012 9.30am-5pm HKT | 0130-1300UTC | 2130(weds)-0500EDT
Where: Cyberport, Hong Kong
Twitter: isochk | cloud security alliance | #cloud
The Positive Internet – Deconstructing The Cloud – 1/23-1/25 Philly/NYC/Hoboken #cloud #FOSS @posipeople
The Positive Internet, a company that actively promotes and supports free and open software usage, hosted Richard Stallman in Boston on Thurs Jan 19, addressing the topic Freedom in “the cloud”: Is it possible?. This coming week three followup events Deconstructing The Cloud will be held in Philadelphia, NYC, and Hoboken. Admission is free.
What: Deconstructing The Cloud
Speakers:Nick Mailer – co-founder, The Positive Internet Company | Yuriy Rusko – co-founder, Forumatic
Philadelphia, PA – Monday, January 23, 2012, 6.30pm
Omni Hotel Independence Park,401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
New York, NY -Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 6.30pm
The New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Avenue at 50th Street, New York, NY 10022
Suspenders Restaurant. 111 Broadway, New York, NY
Hoboken, NJ – Wednesday January 25, 2012, 6.30pm (sold out)
Mission 50, 50 Harrison St. Hoboken, NJ 07030
How: Free. Register: http://positive-internet.net/events/deconstructing-the-cloud
Webcast: Nothing known at this time.
Twitter: @posipeople | #FOSS | #cloud
Video is now available of the New York Technology Council and Internet Society New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) joint event “New Techniques for Protecting Cloud Data and Security” on Jan 5 2012.
The New York Technology Council and Internet Society New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) on Jan 5 2012 will present a joint event “New Techniques for Protecting Cloud Data and Security” – a review of new research, including techniques for data encryption and management, that promises to make the cloud a safer place.
The event is free. Please be sure to register at the link below.
What: New Techniques for Protecting Cloud Data and Security
When: Thursday January 5, 2012, 6pm-8pm
Where: Parsons Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Avenue, NYC
Who: Free for ISOC-NY & NYTECH members. Free for non-members.
Webcast: Will be taped for later viewing
Twitter: #cloud, #security, @ISOCNY, @nytechcouncil
Shai Halevi, Cryptography Researcher, IBM – Since 1997 Shai has been a research staff member in the Cryptography group at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Shai is a board member of the International Association for Cryptologic Research and an editor in ACM TISSEC. He was an editor of the proceedings of CRYPTO in 2009, and co-editor of the proceedings of the Theory of Cryptography Conference in 2006. Shai has a PhD in Computer Science from MIT.
Michiel de Jong, Founder & Lead Developer, Unhosted.org – Michiel de Jong studied Computer Science at Leiden University before working as a researcher and web technology engineer in several European countries. Last year he took a three month sabbatical on tropical island Bali, to work on a hobby project. The result became known as the Unhosted project and quickly gained a lot of momentum in the free software community. This way, what started as a programming holiday, turned into a full-time occupation for him.
On September 15 2011, the Copyright Society of the USA’s New York Chapter presented “Copyright and Content in the Cloud” at the Princeton Club NYC. A panel focussed on the critical legal issues raised by the expansion of cloud computing and explore how stakeholders can balance the need to comply with evolving laws, standards and court decisions with the need to exploit new technological advancements that lead to improved services and enhanced user experiences.
VANESSA C. HEW, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
BARRY I. SLOTNICK, Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP
DAN SCHNAPP, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
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- 9/28/11 John Herzfeld Emergence of Cloud Technology Raises Complex Copyright Issues, Lawyers Say (BNA Journal)
Roger Cochetti, RJC Associates
- Jim Dempsey, Vice President of Public Policy, Center for Democracy & Technology
- Ed Felten, Chief Technologist, Federal Trade Commission
- Ambassador Phillip Verveer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State & U.S. Coordinator for International Communications & Information Policy, State Department
The Economist has published a comprehensive briefing A virtual counter-revolution on the state of The Internet – including Net Neutrality and trends towards balkanization.
The briefing notes that Net Neutrality concerns are a peculiarly American obsession, due to the lack of provider competition:
America’s operators have long insisted that open-access requirements would destroy their incentive to build fast, new networks: why bother if you will be forced to share it? After intense lobbying, America’s telecoms regulators bought this argument. But the lesson from elsewhere in the industrialised world is that it is not true. The result, however, is that America has a small number of powerful network operators, prompting concern that they will abuse their power unless they are compelled, by a net-neutrality law, to treat all traffic equally. Rather than trying to mandate fairness in this way—net neutrality is very hard to define or enforce – it makes more sense to address the underlying problem: the lack of competition.
The briefing notes increasing nationalistic trends in government control of Internet traffic, and worries that nations will ultimately go rogue on the DNS system; also that the predicted dominance of tightly controlled cloud-based apps which will turn the Internet into a series of ‘walled gardens’ aka ‘islands’ – inhibiting generativity. However such trends are not seen as inevitable:
Yet predictions are hazardous, particularly in IT. Governments may yet realise that a freer internet is good not just for their economies, but also for their societies. Consumers may decide that it is unwise to entrust all their secrets to a single online firm such as Facebook, and decamp to less insular alternatives, such as Diaspora.
The briefing concludes that it’s anybody’s guess how it will all turn out.
At the recent Debian Conference in NYC Eben Moglen gave a follow-up to his Feb 5 ISOC-NY talk, addressing specifically the role of developers. His theme “How We Can Be the Silver Lining of the Cloud“.
The Communication, Culture and Technology Program at Georgetown University held a symposium The Crowd and the Cloud: Innovation, Collaboration, and the Next Phase of Computing today. The full day symposium explored how new developments in information technology and communications are enabling innovation to occur online, across national, corporate, and organizational boundaries.
Some video is below:
As part of a Jan 7 2010 Churchill Club forum What’s Next with the Internet: Vint Cerf Looks Ahead, Vint noted the need for intercloud communication protocols, and remarked that individual devices – ‘cloudlets’ – might themselves make use of such protocols
Microsoft has released a trial version of its Windows Azure Drive, a service that allows businesses to run their existing Windows applications in Microsoft’s cloud environment through standard Windows NTFS APIs.
Azure Drive stores data in what Microsoft calls “page blobs.” For the beta program, the company said it will bill customers “only for the storage space used by the Page Blob and the read/write transactions to the Page Blob,” according to a post Tuesday on Microsoft’s Windows Azure blog.
Azure, which went live Monday, marks Microsoft’s first plunge into cloud computing, a new-wave IT architecture in which businesses tap applications and data over the Web, rather than servers stored and maintained locally in a data center.
Microsoft is using a pay-as-you-go “consumption” option based on resource usage, and a “commitment” option that provides discounts for a six-month obligation.
In the standard plan, a virtualized Windows Server ranges from 12 cents to 96 cents per hour, depending on CPU usage. Storage starts at 15 cents per GB per month, plus one cent for every 10,000 transactions. Microsoft's SQL Server costs $9.99 per month for a 1 GB Web database.