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Tag Archives: Availability

Another Big Lesson from Flight MH370

– What we don’t need is another “expert opinion” as to what might have happened to the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that disappeared on the early morning of Saturday, March 8, 2014 … and (who knows?) by the time this column is posted the mystery could have been solved. We all sincerely…

Are Perceptions About Cloud Security and Availability Overblown … and Wrong?

– It appears that the greatest hindrance for organizations to move their applications and data into the cloud is concern about security and availability. While it is arguable whether or not security and privacy risks and system failure rates and durations are greater overall for cloud-based…

Integrity First … Then Availability … Then Confidentiality

– “Whatever happens, the system’s integrity must be restored.” This quotation appeared in an August 10, 2012 article “Knight Capital trading disaster portends frightening future for markets” by Diane Francis available at …

Huawei and National Availability … um … Security

– Siobhan Gorman wrote a front-page article “China Tech Giant Under Fire – Congressional Probe Says Huawei Poses National-Security Threat to the U.S” on the front page of The Wall Street Journal of October 8, 2012. The next day, she and Juro Osawa wrote an article with the not-unexpected title…

Is Infosec Self-Isolating?

– … and , if so, what are the consequences? My July 23, 2012 column, “It’s About Availability and Integrity (not so much Confidentiality)” caused something of a stir when I claimed that availability is often more important than confidentiality, as illustrated by the case of the Ulster…