Security in the Cloud: What’s it all about?

According to Thor Olavsrud, it’s all about visibility and control. But what does that mean, exactly? Even though security is a major concern for enterprises and small businesses alike when it comes to cloud computing, a recent survey showed that only about 29 percent of companies said they engaged in heavy or comprehensive review of the cloud service providers’ security practices. Companies switching to cloud solutions are finding out that some of those solutions may not meet the regulatory requirements under which they have to operate. The recent case of the City of Los Angeles, which discovered that Google Apps wasn’t compliant with the FBI’s security requirements after deciding to use the service is one example. Read more here:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9224385/Sec…mber=2

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