More and more companies are consider a move (or in most cases, a partial move) to the cloud, but security still remains a top area of worry and concern. They say fear of the unknown is the worst fear of all, and that’s the problem with cloud computing – you don’t know where your data is, who might have access to it or exactly how (or if) it’s being protected. The way to remove some of that “fear factor” is get the facts. You have every right to question a current or potential service provider and find out just what level of security will be provided.
This article outlines some of the basic questions that you should ask your service provider about security and it makes for a handy checklist when you decide it’s time to go “to the cloud”: