They Took Away My Cloud

On Monday, a U.S. judge gave Microsoft control of 22 domains owned by domain hosting service No-IP.com. Microsoft intended to filter out some domains used by malware, but promptly screwed up. The result was that millions of legitimate users could not access their servers.

This will happen again and again as infrastructure moves to centralized cloud providers. What do you think will happen if the server just above yours in the server rack is running malware? Do you think the cops will just take that one server down? No, they will take the whole rack, or the whole server room.

Cloud has new vulnerabilities, and you need to be prepared for the situation where over-zealous law enforcement grabs your server. Do you have a plan B?

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