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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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This one sounds like a no-brainer, but even a little brain-work will remind you that complete dependence upon the cloud -- whether for security services or anything else -- requires complete confidence in your business's ability not only to connect to the cloud but also to ensure that your connections are themselves secure. That's easier said than done, judging by ongoing concerns about security at the local business network level. So before moving to the cloud, a thorough, rigorous and absolutely aggressive review of your entire network security infrastructure -- and usage policies is a must.

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