Thursday, November 19, 2009

Federated key management and cloud computing

Cloud computing creates some hard problems for information security professionals. Some of these deal with arcane compliance issues. Others deal with keeping data in the cloud safe.

The easiest way to keep data in the cloud safe is to encrypt it, but that causes all sorts of key management problems that are just as hard as the original security problems. You can read more about this, as well as potential ways to solve this problem on the SC Magazine web site here.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Speaker submission deadline is December 31, 2009

The KMS program committee has decided to set the submission deadline for speaking proposals to the end of 2009. At this point, we have received enough proposals to fill about half of the agenda, and would like to have the whole agenda ready by January. For more details on submitting proposals, please see the KMS 2010 speaking proposal page.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Redesigning the Key Management Summit Website(s)

After playing with different website hosting options like GoDaddy and Dreamhost, we're going to instead try out the Google suite of products. These arguably may not be as powerful and flexible as running WordPress or Joomla, but they have the advantage of being a stable service and (more importantly) not requiring a lot of administration time from the program committee. When you're volunteering your time, it's important to get the biggest bang for your time, and services like Google Blogger and Google Sites let you just focus on content and not system administration.

You'll notice a few changes over the next several weeks as we migrate content over.