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9781597495929

Securing the Cloud

  • ISBN 13:

    9781597495929

  • ISBN 10:

    1597495921

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/29/2011
  • Publisher: Syngress Media Inc

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Summary

Cloud computing harnesses the power, storage capacity and various software applications of the Internet and provides these to businesses as a service. It takes the place of an overabundance of hardware, software licenses and infrastructure, saving time and startup, as well as, maintenence costs. As companies turn to this burgeoning technology to streamline and save money, security is a fundamental concern. Loss of certain control and lack of trust make this transition difficult unless you know how to handle it. The author discusses making the move to the cloud while securing your piece of it! The cloud offers flexibility, adaptability, scalability, and in the case of security-resilience. This book details the strengths and weaknesses of securing your company's information in the cloud. Attacks can focus on your infrastructure, communications network, data, or services. The author offers a clear and concise framework to secure your business' assets while making the most of this new technology. Provides a sturdy and stable framework to secure your piece of the cloud, considering roadbloacks such as private vs. public clouds and loss of control and lack of trust Discusses the cloud's impact on security roles, highlighting security as a service, data backup and disaster recovery Details the benefits of moving to the cloud-solving for limited availability of space, power and storage

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