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About tom

I have been working in the Silicon Valley since 1989. I started working at NASA/Ames then went on to work at a variety of startup and am currently leading Google's Privacy team that works on Google running its own products on Google Cloud. Everything I post on this site is my own opinion and I am not speaking for Google in any way.

The Perils of the Cloud

More and more of your data is being held in datastores hosted in the cloud. From banking to which podcasts you listen to your personal information is being kept in database run by AWS, Azure or GCP. According to this article 38% of companies experience some sort of cloud security breach. This is hardly surprising,… Read More »