Beware Cloud Computing Security Risks

PCWorld: Beware Cloud Computing Security Risks

PC World quotes security analysts, cites a recent Gartner report and recounts the case of one small business to make the point that it’s critically important to ensure cloud service providers are doing everything they should to keep your data secure – before you sign up for the service.

“Virtualization and cloud computing haven’t eroded the online security of most companies, analysts say. But they may be contributing to situations in which IT-service customers leave themselves vulnerable to attack because they assume their cloud provider is taking care of security.

‘Security and cloud hosting are two separate things, but the cost of entry is so low, and often so simple, that customers may not do as much due diligence as they should to find out who’s responsible for security,’ says Ezra Gottheil, an analyst who covers server issues for Technology Business Research.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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