Guest Post: Shamoun Siddiqui, PhD, CISSP
Shamoun Siddiqui is currently the Director of Information Security at Sabre, Inc in Southlake, TX. He possesses a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been an Information Technology and Information Security leader for the past 15 years, having served as the Director of IT at Hitachi Printing Solutions in Simi Valley, California and as the Manager for Information Security for CVS/Caremark in Irving, Texas. He also serves on the Steering Council of the Dallas Secureworld conference and more recently on the Advisory Council of Interface.
Cloud Security: A Prescriptive Approach
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) [800-145] defines cloud computing as “a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction”.