Federal Cloud Security Challenges & Solutions: What's Happening, Who's Driving, and What to Do About It

Sep 15, 2011

This paper is designed to define the landscape of federal cloud security initiatives, distill relevant standards and security design patterns, and map these to commercial technologies in the market today. Our goal is to equip government security practitioners with actionable knowledge and solutions to accelerate their adoption of the Federal cloud. Intel and McAfee contracted this paper to be written by Gunnar Peterson – an independent security consultant with significant field experience in the federal sector.

About the author:
Gunnar Peterson is a Managing Principal at Arctec Group. He is focused on distributed systems security for large mission critical Federal/Government, financial, financial exchanges, healthcare, manufacturer, and insurance systems, as well as emerging start ups. Mr. Peterson is an internationally recognized software security expert, frequently published, an Associate Editor for IEEE Security & Privacy Journal on Building Security In, an Associate Editor for Information Security Bulletin, a contributor to the SEI and DHS Build Security In portal on software security, and an in-demand speaker at security conferences. He blogs at http://1raindrop.typepad.com.