Author Archives: Chris Burt

About Chris Burt

Chris Burt is a WHIR contributor and writer of both fiction and non-fiction. His writing projects can be followed on Twitter @afakechrisburt.

Google Cloud Customers Can Now Use their Own Encryption Keys


The Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys (CESK) option for Google’s Compute Engine has been released to general availability, the company announced Monday. Google will continue to encrypt customer content by default, but making CESK generally available allows customers to better control their data security. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) automatically uses one or more encryption… Read More

Canada Considers Keeping Public Data Stored Within Borders

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The Government of Canada has released a cloud adoption plan this week which restricts cloud storage of much of its data to Canadian data centers. The plan calls for “secret” and “top secret” data to be stored internally, while “classified” information, including personally identifiable information, will be stored in the… Read More