How to Secure the Enterprise Class Cloud March 2010

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Executive Summary

Security is a permissible concern in a cloud environment since sensitive customer and enterprise data is frequently shared and accessed through the cloud. It is the foremost consideration in a Government cloud, where mission critical defense and intelligence data is exchanged. And it's true that there are some cloud security challenges. So why should the worry about them? Let's first remember that cloud computing, by definition, means that they are sharing a computing resource with other users. One should also remember that most conventional business applications contain sensitive data, such as customer, patient, employee, financial, or other proprietary information that must be guarded and protected.

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