February 14, 2011 – Some would say the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) framework is technology-driven more than business-driven, since it is driven by blades, SANs, virtualization, etc. However, after reading the NIST document on Guidelines on Security and Privacy in Public Cloud Computing (PDF), one blogger wonders if technology has left them behind.

Ronald Sherwin on GovWin brought this topic to our attention in their blog post, “Cloud Computing at NIST – Are We Making Progress?” The author points out the struggle data professionals seem to have with the semantic framework, and most importantly how, well, “cloudy” the public sector seems to be on the cloud technology. Among other things, he is calling for standardized security frameworks so a competitive acquisition environment can be established and held to consistency. Read the article and tell us what you think.

Melody K. Smith

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