Blue Skies Thinking for Cloud Security?

As cloud computing moves data and services from local systems to remote centres, the question of security for organisations must be addressed. A research paper published in the International Journal of Services and Standards suggests that a cloud-free security model is the best way forward and will circumvent the fact that cloud service providers are not yet meeting regulations and legal standards.

In the early days of computing, users accessed resources using desktop terminals connected to a mainframe. The personal computer changed all that uniting the input, processing and output devices in a single machine.

Recently, however, the merits of separating the computers on our desks and in our pockets from the processing workhorses has re-emerged especially as broadband and mobile networks have got faster. Today, countless business and individuals access their email and documents on remote web-based systems. Social networking tools, such as MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter maintain data on remote servers accessed through a web browser. Data storage and back up too are often undertaken on remote servers. Continue reading.

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