Cloud computing is becoming one of the most talked-about trends in IT today, which also means it’s one of the most misunderstood. Although there are numerous benefits for businesses to switch from hosting their own servers to using a cloud platform, many of them have refused to pull the trigger, even though it could save them millions. Cloud-based computing solutions have the potential to give businesses greater flexibility, reduce the need for expensive equipment, and streamline IT requirements. However, many businesses won’t take advantage for one simple reason: They fear that cloud computing is not as secure for their data as maintaining servers on site.
About the Author
Tom Cross is Chief Technology Officer for OPAQ Networks, and co-founder/former CTO of Drawbridge Networks. Cross is credited with discovering critical security vulnerabilities in enterprise-class software, and has written papers on collateral damage in cyber conflict, vulnerability disclosure ethics, security issues in Internet routers, securing wireless LANs, and protecting Wikipedia from vandalism.
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