In this interview at the 2013 Cloud Security Alliance Congress, Cloud Security Alliance CEO Jim Reavis discussed the Snowden fallout and its effect on cloud provider security. While Reavis called the NSA surveillance allegations "quite concerning," he noted that companies throughout the world constantly struggle with data security.
"This is not [only] a U.S. issue," Reavis said. "The next Snowden leak that happens, and it's coming, is not going to be about the United States. It's going to be about some other countries."
In response, Reavis said cloud providers need to start "stepping up their game" to ensure they provide transparency to customers regarding the extent to which they respond to government data requests and take action to implemented trusted, end-to-end data encryption.
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Thursday, January 9, 2014