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There's a lot for enterprises to like about the cloud computing model: It offers easy access to shared, elastically allocated computing resources; it creates savings on capital expenditure; and it reduces the running costs of operating a network. But all of this comes at the cost of control, which increases security challenges for IT pros. In this Dark Reading report, we examine the threat that cloud computing really poses, and we offer advice for tightening cloud providers' - and your own - security ship.
The cloud promises - and often delivers - tremendous cost savings and agility for enterprises. However, whether a company is leveraging the public cloud, a private cloud or some combination thereof, the security equation changes significantly when the cloud is a factor. In this Dark Reading report, we examine the security implications of cloud computing and offer advice for plugging any holes in the model.
Encryption is frequently used as the primary method to keep data from being stolen or destroyed. Our 2012 State of Encryption Survey profiles the struggles most IT groups have when trying to manage encryption products. Simply put, the old adage that "encryption is easy, key management is hard" still holds. But we think the game is changing. If you feel stuck with hard decisions and are seeking guidance when it comes to encryption, read on.
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