Get Your Head Out Of The Clouds: Security In Software-Plus-Services presented at BlueHat 2009

by John Walton ( Microsoft ),

Tags: Security

Summary : Software-plus-Services (S+S) is a rapidly-growing industry approach for the next generation of computing. It is a convergence of multiple industry phenomena including SaaS, SOA, and Web 2.0. Software-plus-Services combines these approaches to bring together the best of cloud-based services and the software that resides on a world of devices. The power of local client and/or on-premises software combined with the reach and always up-to-date nature of services in the cloud offers greater flexibility than software- or service-only offerings. This presentation will examine both the challenges and the advantages of engineering and operating trustworthy S+S. Additionally, it will compare and contrast security within traditional and agile development practices. Businesses and consumers considering this new computing model will benefit from the foundation this talk lays for assessing risks and expectations of security in S+S.