A good question. As Michael says, outage plus loss/theft of data is a double whammy, but it also could hardly have happened to more prominent vendors. There may be some cloud services performing beautifull under the radar, but under the radar doesn't help the public image.
Not being one of those let the good news trump the bad news guys. Sure if there is a misstep it will make the news as it should. But just out of curiosity where is the poster boy for cloud computing. Name some large cloud application that has a relative unblemished history.
Enterprises would like to move to cloud computing but are hesitant because they are concerned about providers’ ability to secure company data. Here are some tips that help to ensure that if breaches occur, the business is not left holding the bag.
All the recent hoopla about cloud security overlooks an important point, which is that it's not strictly a cloud problem. The linkage of online services into cooperative chains creates the risk, and only biometrics and federation of providers can save us.
Less than a year ago, we were debating whether private or public cloud would prevail. Private cloud now appears to be a clear favorite. The reason? Organizations of all sizes are getting comfortable with cloud, and vendors are providing solutions that make the adoption of private cloud straightforward and less risky.
65% of CIOs are on board with cloud, but 55% are still thinking about it. Risk is the major barrier to entry. Cloud purveyors can help to address this by providing turnkey cloud solutions targeted at specific vertical industry markets.
Security issues are all over the media today, along with condemnation of hackers who "create" them, but the sad truth is that only one enterprise in eight says it would submit to a public security audit. We need to get serious about this issue as we head into the cloud era.
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