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Slideshow: Cloud Security Pros And Cons

Securing your business in the cloud can offer substantial savings and resources balanced by large and unexpected risks. In this review of cloud security silver linings and storms warnings, we look at some of the brightest and darkest security clouds.
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One of the early business hesitations about cloud computing centered on concerns about cloud-based companies' viability What happens to your data, or your dependence upon SaaS services if the company fails? This remains a concern, though less of one as the cloud comes to be more and more dominated by well-established, well-funded companies. Still, you should apply the same due diligence to a cloud-based vendor or provider that you would to any business on whose existence your business depends even in part. Check references, get it in writing -- and be prepared for the worst.

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