Date Added: Apr 2010
It once was that applications had to be downloaded and/or installed on one's own computer in order to function. As computer communication technology has progressed, there has been an increasing movement towards web-based applications, where the actual application functions takes place on a distant rather than local computer. With the increasing understanding of and need for network and personal security, where does cloud computing fit in? Can a system designed to require so much transport of possibly sensitive information be made to comply with current security principles and needs, or is cloud computing destined to be a niche market? The author will explore the known security risks of cloud computing, and a few of the methods being developed to deal with them.