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Secure The Cloud

'Cloud security' needn't be an oxymoron. Here's how to get it right

Research firm IRB Services jumped into the cloud early on. The company started with a cloud-based accounting and customer relationship management service in 2005, and later it created its own cloud service, its Research Ethics Database.

But like many other companies -- even early cloud adopters -- IRB had limits as to what data it entrusted to the cloud.

IRB manages medical trials carried out worldwide, so it was hesitant to use the cloud to store sensitive data because of concerns about security and meeting regulatory obligations. "We have been very conservative about adopting any cloud-based technologies for the regulatory part of the business for fear of weakening the security," says Simon Corman, IRB's director of business operations.

Read the full article in Dark Reading's February Tech Digest.

Have a comment on this story? Please click "Discuss" below. If you'd like to contact Dark Reading's editors directly, send us a message. Robert Lemos is a veteran technology journalist of more than 16 years and a former research engineer, writing articles that have appeared in Business Week, CIO Magazine, CNET News.com, Computing Japan, CSO Magazine, Dark Reading, eWEEK, InfoWorld, MIT's Technology Review, ... View Full Bio

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