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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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The great business success stories of the past few years have been cloud businesses. Google, Amazon and others have leveraged the cloud into what is arguably the 21st Century business platform. That's good news for SMBs. The bigbiz players have spent a lot of money proving the concept of the cloud; and for business, much of that proof involves security. While one huge scam or cybercrime score could bring back all of the old doubts about the cloud, and then some, so far the big scam hasn't happened. And as a result, many of the tools and techniques that big companies spent billions developing, are being ported and adapted and migrated to SMBs for, essentially, pennies.

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