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What Does Military Expertise add to Cloud Security?

Cloud hosting vendor Firehost last week announced that retired U.S. Army Col. Jeff Schilling is now the company's new chief security officer (CSO).

Schilling is well-known in military circles as the former director of the U.S. Army's Global Network Operations and Security Center, which falls under the U.S. Army's Cyber Command.

"I was the guy that on a daily basis was working with people who were doing hands-on security both for the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army," Schilling told eWEEK. "What I bring to Firehost is the great attributes that any experienced military officer would bring to a company, which is an understanding for how to conduct operations and to apply technology and people to operations to achieve objectives."

Read the full story at eWEEK:
Firehost Adding Military Discipline to Cloud Hosting Security

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.