Clouds So Secure, It's Spooky

Anyone who worries that the cloud is insecure has not been paying attention to the last few months of earthquakes in spook country. Any number of interested agencies would gladly have us all forget about the cloud, and return to the days when a lockpick, a camera and a kit full of wiretap tools could unearth our secrets at will.

Instead, modern crypto tools have placed the typical business communicator—lawful or otherwise—on a plane of secure communication once reserved for national governments. In the words of a now-ancient telco TV ad, "Is the network secure?" "Fort Knox should be this secure."