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Cloud Computing Security In Poetic Review

This is in response to my buddy Alex Hutton's blog post titled "Cloud Computing – Stormy Weather?"

If you took a poll
of folks in a crowd
asking them to define
what they thought of "the cloud"

I'd bet the dough in my pocket
not one could agree
on the relative impact
it will have on IT

Outsourced computing,
utility, grid,
distributed resources
with the moving parts hid

whatever you call it
its adoption is brisk
but like most "innovation"
we've forgotten 'bout risk

Cloud computing's a trade off
Be sovereign or efficient
I guess it depends
on where you think you're proficient

Some things are ripe for the Cloud
others not so much 
Some things we'll let go of
others tightly we'll clutch

Most companies I know
manage risk with their gut
when new tech comes along
they're still mired in that rut

So security gets blamed
for standing in progress' way
yet we're stuck with defending
C, I and A

We need to be agile
but oh yeah, compliant
Though the potential for loss,
means our exposure is giant

Cloud advocates say
Amazon's never been breached
so we can trust that our data
will never be leached?

I guess this all depends
on which model of cloud
you decide to rely on
to make your CIO proud

We've got wares as a service,
Web 2 dot 0, SOA
'lastic clouds, fuzzy storage
It's the future, some say

But I can't help but think
the handwaving's distracting
from the uncomfortable truths
of what this is impacting

We can't even manage
the stuff that we own
yet we're willing to outsource
where our assets call home?

We don't classify data,
can't control where it goes
but we'll transfer our risk
to someone nobody knows?

Diguising marketing efforts
as tech. innovation
and suggesting that insight
will spur risk ideation?


Reduce risk?
Reduce loss?
Create efficient operations?
Those are quite lofty goals,
worthwhile machinations

But the cloud ain't an answer
it's a cyclic response,
evolutionary next-steps
to what the tech. industry wants

They can't solve real problems
so a new one's created
to distract from the point
that we're being masturbated

I'm all for the cloud
been doing it for years!
Got a real game changer?
Hey man, I'm all ears.

You dress up this pig
in a nice looking dress
security will be here
to clean up the mess

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  1. October 27th, 2008 at 09:49 | #1

    Ha! Beautiful =)

  2. October 27th, 2008 at 10:03 | #2

    You did it again! An absolute masterpiece!

  3. October 27th, 2008 at 10:09 | #3

    You sir, are no Sucka MC

  4. October 29th, 2008 at 05:18 | #4

    On Being Informative, or Seeing Through The Fog

    Carrying on from yesterdays post a bit, Im happy to admit that Chris poem is right: we dont have nearly the information we need now when were supposed to have control over our assets, putting things in a…

  5. October 29th, 2008 at 08:50 | #5

    Wow. just Wow. 😉

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