Security

Information Security in the Clouds

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Executive Summary

From the perspective of information security, cloud computing elicits one of two responses: Security issues make cloud computing very risky and Security issues are more perceptual than prohibitive. Paradoxically, both positions have merit. Along with the benefits, this new model of computing resource delivery presents Federal IT leaders and security architects with new risks that must be understood. A better understanding of risks associated with cloud computing can help in identifying appropriate ways to use this new IT approach.

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