31 May 2011 16:23:14
For all of the well-intentioned concerns raised by many IT professionals about the security and privacy of cloud computing data, an expert who spoke to Network Computing said recently that they're missing the point.
"The same fundamental attack and threat problems are the ones that will still get you. The adversaries are smarter, better, but they will follow the same basic approach ... follow the value," said IP Architects president John Pironti in an interview.
He added that a "trust-but-verify" model of cloud security will help allay the justifiable concerns IT workers have about the safety of applications and information entrusted to remote servers or outside vendors, according to Network Computing. Greater efforts to provide demonstrable improvements in security, Pironti also said, will be required from those vendors for both operational reasons and for peace of mind.
-McAfee Cloud Security