I cannot remember how often I got the question on how to justify the implementation or use of cloud computing and the discussion often turns around the traditional financial ROI calculations. And in many situations it becomes difficult to justify. Why? For two reasons, first many IT department do not have a complete view of the true costs of the existing environment, second, the actual savings are often difficult to calculate and depend on assumptions, many of which can be argued about.
Earlier this week I ran into an article by my friend Raf Los (Wh1t3rabbit) titled “Cyber War - Fact from Fiction in the shadow of the Tallinn Manual” discussing among other things whether attacks such as Stuxnet and Flame can be considered cyberwar or not. The question is important from a legal perspective because in our democracies parliaments have to be involved before a government can declare war.