Cloud computing is picking up traction with businesses, but before you jump into the cloud, you should know the unique security risks it entails.
One song that reminds me of cloud computing is Cloud Nine by the Temptations. A lot of people may think that they are on cloud nine because of the apparent ease of cloud computing and thus there is a lot of temptation to jump into clound computing without knowing the risks.
Clound is fraught with security risks. Smart customers will ask tough questions and consider getting a security assessment from a neutral third party before committing to a cloud vendor.
Here are some best practices when implementing cloud computing:
As of 2010 23% of agencies have implemented cloud applications, platforms, and/or infrastructure; 35% are planning to implement. http://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/about/media/Symantec_2010_Break_in_the_Clouds_Report.pdf
As cloud computing grows Symantec is there to protect by extending the backup software to cloud computing.http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20110503_02