03 Oct Defining cloud security: Six perspectives
Given how expensive it is to maintain in-house hardware and software, the idea of putting one’s IT infrastructure in the cloud sounds downright heavenly.
Consider the advantages: You needn’t have expertise or control over the infrastructure when it’s being offered as a service over the Internet. You just put everything in the so-called cloud and forget about it. There’s no expense to pay people to sit in a room full of servers or other equipment and play babysitter.
Of course, like any young technology, the rate of implementation is far outpacing most adopters’ abilities to secure it. This series is meant to put the security requirements of cloud security into sharper perspective.
CSOonline began the task by reaching out to people via several security forums on LinkedIn. What follows are the views of six IT security practitioners on what they believe cloud computing is truly about, and how best to secure it.
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