Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:25:19 PM
The security of cloud computing services has been the most common impediment preventing adoption among organizations, federal agencies and individuals. However, many experts, executives and IT strategists are beginning to find ways of using the cloud in a secure and efficient fashion, including the mixing and matching of different cloud services, The Guardian reports.
According to the news provider, Mike Small, a member of a London, England-based international security advisory group, recently explained that cloud services optimize the adoption of new IT services, both from internal and external sources. Small also noted that larger cloud computing providers are likely a safer bet when it comes to security, as smaller service vendors often lack the resources of their larger competitors.
Small urges cloud customers to practice extensive diligence when choosing providers for various services, especially those that have heightened security and regulatory compliance requirements. By establishing an adoption strategy, and applying specifications to potential cloud vendor offerings, entities can expect a smooth transition.
Additionally, the Cloud Security Alliance will be rolling out the Security, Trust and Assurance Registry in the coming months, which is projected to aid in standardizing practices in the industry.
-McAfee Cloud Security