February 19, 2012, 7:49 AM —
It's an oft-repeated mantra: Organizations engaged in or investigating cloud computing in any of its many flavors are concerned about security. In fact, concerns about security, data privacy and data residency are often cited as inhibitors to cloud adoption. But are the concerns justified? Some security experts say visibility and control are the missing elements.
In a recent study of IT and business executives, CompTIA, the IT industry association, found that 50% of respondents cited greater reliance on Internet-based applications like cloud computing and software-as-a-service as a driving factor in their cyber security concerns. But a number of cloud experts say that in many ways data in the cloud is more secure than in an on-premise installation--or at least rapidly becoming that way--especially for smaller organizations that don't have the resources to dedicate to security technology and expert staff.
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