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Raining on Cloud Parade

Making points that are already obvious to most Redmond Report readers, a security researcher is warning that cloud computing includes certain risks such as lack of data ownership and hacker risks when that data is in transit. Hmm, haven't you all been telling me this for over a year?

iSec Partners' Alex Stamos also points out that authorities may be able to access your company data through a third-party cloud provider far more easily than from your internal datacenter. Scary stuff. What all this means is that cloud applications must be carefully chosen and cloud providers carefully scrutinized.

What is and is not appropriate for the cloud? Your suggestions welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/05/2009 at 1:17 PM


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