When considering the major benefits of modern cloud computing, the lower
operational overhead of the cloud should be high on anyone’s list. But when
it comes to sensitive data — such as healthcare, finance, retail or
government data — security measures are needed to ensure privacy and abide
by regulations. Such security measures may be prohibitive in terms of
Companies are faced with finding the right balance between the lower
operational overhead offered by the cloud and the higher operational overhead
required by traditional cloud security.
The role of cloud encryption in cloud security
Moving to the cloud involves a number of perceived and real changes. Some of
the changes are evolutionary. A modern cloud can resemble a data center in
many of its management and security techniques. For example, modern clouds
may offer identity and access con... (more)
The growing rate of hybrid cloud adoption requires particular models of cloud
security. Many enterprises are moving some of their workload to a public
cloud environment while retaining other workloads in the private cloud.
Transitional cloud security strategies are needed that continue to make use
of existing data centers and security strategies. Because each enterprise
splits up their data between public and private clouds in a unique way, data
security methods must solve multiple challenges:
How to secure on-premise data center resources How to secure applications
when they mi... (more)
Companies are increasingly moving their data security to the cloud. By the
2015, 10% of overall IT security enterprise product capabilities will be
delivered in the cloud, according to a study conducted by Gartner. In fact,
the cloud data security market is expected to reach $4.2 billion by 2016.
Are there compelling reasons to move your own data security to the cloud? I
am a firm believer that cloud security is a godsend to companies dealing with
sensitive information, particularly small and medium sized enterprises
(SMEs). Here are the top reasons to consider moving your data se... (more)
from InfoQ.com: With the news stories of possible data breaches at
enterprises like Target, and the current trend of companies migrating to
cloud environments for the flexibility, scalability, agility, and
cost-effectiveness they offer, CIOs have been asking hard questions about
As CIO, protecting your data (and your users) is one of your key
responsibilities. Whether you already have some cloud projects running or are
starting your first cloud project, these questions and answers may provide
you with solutions and introduce some new techniques.
InfoQ: Is the cl... (more)
I am often asked by skeptics, cynics, doubters, and readers of sensational
journalism if they can trust the cloud. Sure, there have been data leaks,
hacker intrusions, NSA spies, but can the cloud be trusted with your data?
End of article.
Not really . . . yes, the cloud can definitely be trusted, but that doesn’t
allow you to be foolish. Metaphorically, you can trust your Volvo too –
but you should still fasten your seat belt. You are still responsible to
protect yourself, and in the cloud computing scenario, that means that you
are ultimately responsible to protect your... (more)