Cloud Computing Security is a Barrier to Faster Adoption Rate
Back in 2009, we addressed how security needs to be addressed before there is wider adoption for cloud computing from mainstream corporations: http://www.pcis.com/web/vvblog.nsf/dx/cloud-computing-challenges. Fast-forward to 2012; the biggest concern – for both small to mid-size businesses and large enterprises building internal cloud infrastructures and using cloud services provided by others – is still security. In the October 2011 Symantec survey on cloud preparedness, 82 percent of IT people involved in cloud called security one of the biggest challenges. The survey included 5,300 organizations—from small businesses to large enterprises—across 38 countries*.
Security Best Practices for Cloud Computing
Security is credited as the main reason big companies tend to go more for internal private clouds rather than external clouds. The top three security concerns for cloud computing are:
· 58 percent worry about mass malware outbreaks at a cloud provider's facility;
· 57 percent worry the provider will be hacked;
· 57 percent worry insiders will share data (technically) already outside the company in a cloud;
We believe companies still need to secure things put in the cloud; maintain software and data in the cloud; keep track of data in the cloud, what apps it can use, who can access it and what they can do with it. In addition, visitors to infected company websites may become vulnerable to ID theft and other problems as their own computers become infected.
The following IT services can also help with your security best practices for cloud computing:
· Network security assessment
· Manage your risks with a roadmap
· Complete web penetration and security scan
· Block unauthorized access
Learn more about security services at http://www.pcis.com/intranets-web-portals/cyber-security-alert.htm.
Source: * http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/250882/why-it-so-bad-cloud-computing
Liza Lee February 17th, 2012 10:24:35 AM