Pervasive Security Answers Cloud Computing Worries
Source: Cisco Systems
Security tops IT executives' concerns about cloud computing, according to a survey of 700 customers recently conducted by Cisco. Further, within the 2010 Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) survey of IT professionals, 48% of CIOs noted that cloud computing risks - from malicious software to data leakage and traffic hijacking - outweigh its benefits. Sometimes called Internet- or web-based computing, cloud computing abstracts IT resources and services from the underlying infrastructure, pools the infrastructure resources, and provides them on demand and at scale in a shared, multitenant, and elastic cloud environment.