BBC Friday 19 July 2013 – “Cloud Security, Part 2”

Join us this BBC Friday for part two of Cloud Security – Wa’s’up Wi’that? 

What’s safe to upload to Microsoft SkyDrive, or Google Drive, or Dropbox? Is one service provider more secure than another? How safe are your or your clients’ files in The Cloud? The cloud is not only great for off-site backup — as a supplement to all your other backup routines! it conveniently syncs across platforms, computers, and other devices such as tablets, smart phones, and “non-invasive” brain implants (see for more details about how you too can get a brain implant).

This Friday, under the microcosmic guidance of our own tech-sensei BBC Regular Jason Omens, we’ll get at the fine print of Cloud Security, terms of service and privacy policies. For example, Google notes: “Some of you don’t like to read legal documents, but this stuff matters. Our Terms of Service cut through the jargon and provide you with clear details about our policies. Our Privacy Policy lays out our policies regarding your information in a simple and straightforward way” (

One unofficial response on forum to SkyDrive cloud security: “Using Groove or Dropbox or Live Mesh can work, but it’s not a great solution because it will create multiple copies of your host notebooks (in OneNote). That doesn’t guarantee problems, but it significantly increases the likelihood of problems. Using a single-source solution (like SkyDrive or SharePoint or Windows File Shares) is more reliable and elegant. SkyDrive SSL encrypts files in transit but does not impose any additional encryption on the files at rest.  …to encrypt a OneNote file at rest you have to password protect that section….  Microsoft encourages business users to use SharePoint.  SkyDrive is a consumer-grade solution. SkyDrive is not, and has never claimed to be, HIPAA-compliant….  [Instead  use] SharePoint or a secured Windows File Share over an encrypted VPN” (post d3ed5c9d-ea48-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5). Check out MS’s terms of service information page ( and you’ll get a feel for the potential complexity of the subject.

A useful place to get oriented is hongkiat’s “Gloud Storage Face-off: Dropbox Vs Google Drive Vs SkyDrive” ( Still confused? Let’s see if we can de-encrypt the jargon a little this BBC Friday.

Be there, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all businesswise!

So, invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting event … and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 “Cloud Security, Part 2”
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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THANKS AGAIN To All Who Helped With The Joint OfficeXpats/BBC Booth at the 2013 Grand Old Fourth This Year! What a great time!

July OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops: There are still two workshops left this month: July 23rd, Financial Impacts; July 30th, Analysis and Next Steps. “Whether you are starting a business or preparing to sell or struggling to survive some unexpected changes, get clarity by analyzing where you are and generate a plan for ways to better run your business. With five separate reality checks, learn to see your business from different perspectives (powerful checklist worksheets for each).” Excellent material presented by BBC Regular Bill Ruddick, and financial sensei & guides Karla Smith and Kelly Deis. More info and sign-up at

Friday 19 July – “Ready or Not Party” with Elle’s Optique – BBC Regular and OfficeXpats Member Elle Tatum is holding a Business Party celebrating the new Pleasant Beach Market Place and its many vendors at Pleasant Beach Village, Lynwood Center. The band “Paundy” (…PAUNDY) will perform starting at 6:00 PM. Please join in the festivities and meet our many merchants!
Elle Tatum LDO has practiced opticianry on the Island for over twenty years and is now starting up as an independent optician with the creation of Elle’s Island Spectacle Optique, in the Market Place. She is focused on cool, quality eyewear at prices that can’t be beat on the Island offering technical expertise and unsurpassed customer service! Elle would also like to credit the incredible experience she has had as part of OfficeXpats with giving her the mentorship, networking, business classes and encouragement to pursue her passion and dream of Elle’s Island Spectacle. OfficeXpats: where we work independently, together!

July Chamber After Hours, Thursday, July 25, 5:30-7:00 PMHosted by Guild Mortgage, Carolyn and Charlie Frame would like to invite you to see their new offices at 363 Tormey Lane, just off Hildebrand, across from Curves. Come by and say hello.

August OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops: Productize” What You Know, with Michael Fountain, Turn what you know–and what your audience wants–into products and services that earn you income. This workshop series demystifies the process of designing, building, deploying, and marketing information products online and will get you started on a path to creating products of your own for sale. Each session builds on prior sessions and includes a workbook that you will use throughout all 4 sessions to keep you organized. Week 1 – How to create a set of products from your life’s work or passion. Week 2 – How to create your “Call-to-Action Marketing Plan.” Week 3 – How to create your first product. Week 4 – How to create your homepage ATM. Very Exciting! More info and sign-up at

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Accelerate Kitsap (XLR8): If you know of any new businesses, “start-ups” or businesses in a growth transition, for profit or non-profit, don’t forget to tell them about the Accelerate Kitsap Business Mentoring program. See for details. BBC, the Chamber, OfficeXpats, and Accelerate Kitsap are all local business support partners here in the West Sound. Contact Ken Sethney (ken.sethney@gmailcom) or Dave Kragen ([email protected]) if you have specific questions. Thank you.

BBC Related Links

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Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
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