19 July 2011 16:26:36
Cloud computing and its myriad security implications are expected to receive significant attention at this year's Black Hat USA 2011 conference in Las Vegas, according to a recent MCP Magazine report.
The conference, which will be held from July 30 through August 2 at Caesars Palace, will address several issues in the data security research community, but given the hype surrounding the cloud, it is not surprising the technology will be the focus of much discussion.
According to the news provider, data security experts will highlight not only the security concerns of the cloud, but also ways to bolster data protection through means such as encryption and Security-as-a-Service. Additionally, topics such as identity management in the cloud and ways to identify vulnerabilities will be addressed.
"All in all, attendees can look forward to healthy debate and discourse on growing web threats, vulnerable web components, data integrity and, of course, a forward look on making the cloud safer for computing," wrote MCP's Jabulani Leffall.
Security and data privacy have been among the top concerns for businesses looking to deploy the cloud in recent years. For the cloud to become truly widespread, experts say that service vendors will have to prove information stored on their systems is secure and adequately guarded.
-McAfee Cloud Security