Clouds by their very nature are ethereal and hard to grasp. Combine this with the IT industry’s obsession with tacking the latest buzz-word anywhere it can get away with it and it’s not surprising that cloud computing has some people flummoxed.
What is clear though is that, however you choose to define the term, the cloud is subverting the established rules of the tech industry. However, fundamental change makes people nervous and one of the aspects of cloud computing which is raising concern is security.
While a lot of attention has been focused on whether online apps or hosted compute power are inherently more or less secure than their on-premises equivalents, less attention has been given to the changes that cloud is having on security products and services themselves.
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