japan cloud oopsie reveals confidential treaty data

A cautionary tale of cloud computing… apparently, a Google Groups group set up by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment to (internally) share documents and messages regarding negotiations about an international treaty was misconfigured, leaving the information therein world readable.  Cloud computing is here to stay folks and governments, companies  and other organizations (and their security folks) need to figure out ways to keep confidential data either out of the cloud or, better yet, safe in the cloud.   IMHO, we need cloud providers to come up with creative ways to allow organizations to encrypt particularly sensitive data with keys controlled by the data owner.

japan cloud oopsie reveals confidential treaty data

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