ACUG Monthly Meeting - Cloud Security
Come join us for the next Austin Cloud User Group meeting. If you are interested in cloud computing, and somewhat close to Austin, this is the group for you! All are welcome. The ACUG meeting will be Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Pervasive Software.
6:00-6:10 Mix and mingle and food/drink from our sponsor, Rackspace!
6:10-6:15 Group business and “what's new in the cloud” group discussion.
6:15-8:00 “Encrypt Everything, Everywhere” by Dustin Kirkland of Gazzang.
72% of the 21 million health care records that have been compromised in the United States since September of 2009 should have been trivially protected using comprehensive encryption of the data before being written to disk. See: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/breachnotificationrule/breachtool.html
A busy cloud compute node from OpenStack or Amazon EC2 might spin up hundreds or thousands of instances per day. Ephemeral, block, and object storage -- each and every one of these should always be encrypted before being written to the underlying physical media. The good news is that multiple excellent file and disk encryption solutions exist in Linux, such as eCryptfs and dm-crypt, making encrypting everything simple and cost-effective.