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How about all of these 'data breach!!! data was taken OUT OF THE CLOUD!!!!' articles instead start with
"Data was PUT INTO Amazon Web Services, which is a sketchy private company with an extremely bad reputation owned by the world's richest man who is currently being blackmailed and who many Amazon users hope, against all the evidence, isn't a literal Bond Villain.."
If you put your company's secret data in the cloud, YOU ALREADY LOST CONTROL OF YOUR DATA
Cos it's in the Cloud.
That's what the Cloud is.
It's giving someone else control of your secret data.
That someone being someone who wants to rule the world.
You can kid yourself for a very long time that nobody who runs the Cloud is going to look at your secret data.
But it's a cutthroat business world, data is money, and you will never know if they did look.
They probably aren't looking! You hope.
@natecull If only there were mathematical systems in existence to ensure that your data were only accessible by authorized parties!
@digicana There..... aren't, though, that's the thing.
That's what I'm trying to get people to understand.
If you use purely cloud *storage*? Yes. You can encrypt data on your physical machine and then send it it through the Internet and store it in the Cloud.
If you use a cloud *compute* server? Hahaha lol no.
Your cloud server's RAM will have your decryption keys in it, because how else will it be able to compute?
Good luck. Maybe Secure Enclaves will save you. Maybe!
But see, the thing, is:
Cloud compute means we now have this MASSIVE concentration of all the world's data and compute in maybe three or four companies. All of whom want to have and keep VERY close relationships with US military and intelligence.
This is a very, very target rich environment for those agencies, should they want to... go fishing for, whatever.
It's like the perfect data crime. Who will know if you're scanning hypervisor RAM for keys? And the payoff? Near infinite.
sure, but if your adversary *literally owns the physical computer*, their job of reading your RAM is a LOT easier.
It's just that for some reason nobody's threat model yet includes 'what if your tech infrastructure provider WAS your adversary?'
They certainly do if that provider is Huawei! But if it's American (and they're American, or even English-speaking non-US), they think it's fine.
Even if they also think the US President is literally owned by the Russian Mafia.