Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:51:49 PM
Cloud computing has successfully transformed a broad scope of information technology, from an operational standpoint in enterprise to the development of new electronic devices. Many businesses have already experienced the benefits of the technology, while others are slow to adopt the cloud because of what they see as a serious and legitimate risk to information security.
However, many experts continue to stress that cloud security isn't necessarily more risky than traditional IT services, and that they are simply unique. Wired recently published an article explaining that new reports revealed that 77 percent of businesses surveyed said security was the biggest impediment to cloud adoption.
Wired goes on to explain that the most general way of tackling cloud security is realizing that most inherent aspects of IT security that historically involved one or two users contain a need for multi-tenancy measures. Because the cloud allows a larger number of users from a broader geographic range, businesses need to focus on logins, shared files and personalized controls, the website affirmed.
Additionally, the Cloud Security Alliance will soon be releasing the Security, Trust and Assurance Registry to improve the general safety practices of the cloud industry.
-McAfee Cloud Security