Cloud

Storm Clouds - Security Issues in the Cloud and How to Address Them

Date Added: Nov 2010
Format: PDF

The cost-benefits of cloud infrastructure services include scalability with reduced capital expenditure and more efficient use of IT resources. Fully managed cloud infrastructure services and applications allow enterprises to focus on their core competencies rather than IT or application management. IDC estimates cloud-based infrastructure software and application services represent 79% of a total 2009 cloud services market of $17.4B, or approximately $14B.1 Enterprise IT security technology, policies and procedures need to be augmented rather than revolutionized to accommodate new attack surfaces that may be introduced by cloud computing.