IT Best Practices: Security issues in cloud computing at Intel are discussed in this podcast by Alan Ross, who leads the Security Architecture and Technology Development Team at Intel IT. In addition to data security, application security, compliance, privacy, and more, he describes the Intel strategy for managing security issues in cloud computing—segregating the virtual environment and employing balanced controls.
For example, in lower trust zones, the focus is on detective controls that look for anomalies in the environment. In hosting, data protection involves some preventive controls, such as access management, traditional anti-malware, encryption, and rights management. The highest trust zones get into a full mix of security controls. Application security is also critical, since applications are exposed on the web. While great strides have been made over the past few years in internal and external cloud computing, Intel continues to push the boundaries of innovation in the area of security issues in cloud computing.