Tuesday, February 5, 2013

DDoS Attacks and Securing the Cloud Infrastructure

As David Linthicum wrote in his blog today, DDoS attacks on cloud computing infrastructures are steadily increasing.  When people come visit our data centers I always try to stress how we're able to apply security and privacy resources to an extent that would be cost prohibitive for a lot organizations to implement themselves.  Moreover, all of the principles of the trustworthy computing initiative that Bill Gates launched in 2002 now apply to the Microsoft cloud, including the security development lifecycle (SDL) which requires multiple code reviews and threat analyses before a service is released to the web.

If you're interested in learning more about how we secure our cloud infrastructure, I encourage you to read http://www.globalfoundationservices.com/posts/2009/may/27/securing-microsoft’s-cloud-infrastructure.aspx. 

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