Sony and Amazon outages

2 high impact outages for large service providers recently. Amazon cloud services which had knock on effects for a number of large companies relying on their cloud services. Sony which suffered a major security breach and which at the time of writing is still being cleaned up with unknown total impact on customers.

It made me think again about how the importance of security (Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability) is increasing for society as we place more and more systems within the cloud in complex chains. This chimed given the original goals for starting OSA captured in this article.

See these articles on the BBC site for summaries:

Amazon apologises for web fault one week on

PlayStation Network credit card details were encrypted

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