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How secure is a Cloud environment for storing confidential data?

By hexanika ·
Undoubtedly, Cloud Computing has paved the way to a new world of opportunities for businesses, but these opportunities presents new security challenges that need to be considered and carefully addressed before migrating to the cloud. Are we doing the right hing if we are considering adopting cloud services into our enterprise?

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There are numerious Clouds out there

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to How secure is a Cloud env ...

and the Security is only as good as who provides the Cloud Option. Ideally you should be using a Private Cloud that is run by your Business if the Data is Sensitive or requires protection from being let loose into the wild.

However some Cloud Providers provide better Security than others here it all depends on just how Sensitive the Data you want to protect is and what if any regulations you have to comply with. Generally speaking however regardless of what is claimed by the Provider Free Services should be considered as No Security and be let loose into the Wild as if it was posted on Twiter or FB though it may be slightly harder to access it will be accessible to anyone wanting to get it. But then again that applies to anything if someone really wants the Data in question unless it's stored on a device under your control within your Security it should be considered as Open to whoever thinks that they want it.

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Free and Secure CloudBacko

by charlesvaughn67 In reply to How secure is a Cloud env ...

No doubt, Cloud Computing is emerging in the way to a new world of opportunities for businesses, but keeping in mind of new opportunities one must be aware about security challenges that need to be sensitively addressed before migrating to the cloud. That is the only reason that I rely upon the Free CloudBacko (http://free.cloudbacko.com/?r=1d) for my data storage. Just due to it’s security features my data is protected and unaware leakage of data is prohibited.

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Isn't that what the iCloud Users Thought as well?

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Free and Secure CloudBack ...

You can only be so secure when you do not have direct control of your property.

For instance would it really surprise anyone that their car was used without their permission when the leave it outside a Pub with the keys in the ignition?

Even giving your car tot he local Service Agent in no way implies that it will not be driven it actually means that someone is going to drive it around if only to move it for their own convenience at a particular time.

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How safe is cloud storage?

by maxistress In reply to How secure is a Cloud env ...

Security plays an important role for the cloud system. Cloud is not a safe environment to store confidential data if you don't own any special security personnel to handle and administrated it.
If you still use it you should a private cloud that the server on physical and logical layer you can see and control/administrate.

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RE:- If you still use it you should a private cloud

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to How safe is cloud storage ...

So what is the advantage of setting up a Private Cloud over existing Server Hardware?

If you already have hardware setup for internal use you don't want a Cloud solution and you most certainly don't want any Net facing Hardware which is just another unnecessary Attack Vector that you wouldn't otherwise be exposing your business to.

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cloud security

by Priscilia A In reply to How secure is a Cloud env ...

Despite cloud’s growing popularity, security remains a primary concern for many enterprises. In fact, many companies shy away from migrating to the cloud due to security reasons. Understandably, inadequate security protection could affect businesses critically, which will eliminate any potential benefits of the cloud. A secure cloud environment is a must to protect data from theft, deletion, in case of a disaster, etc

While choosing a cloud service provider, check their security offerings.

http://www.smartshifttech.com/cloud-migration-5-things-consider-when-getting-started
http://www.smartshifttech.com/how-service-level-agreement-can-help-you-manage-cloud-liability

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