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Cloud Computing Challenges
The IBM X-Force team also looked at new challenges associated with cloud computing . Cloud computing is moving rapidly from emerging to mainstream technology, and rapid growth is expected through the end of 2013, according to IBM.
X-Force pointed to the many high-profile cloud breaches affecting well-known organizations and large populations of their customers in 2011 and said IT security staff should carefully consider which workloads are sent to third-party cloud providers and what should be kept in-house due to the sensitivity of data .
"Many cloud customers using a service worry about the security of the technology. Depending upon the type of cloud deployment , most, if not all, of the technology is outside of the customer 's control," said Ryan Berg, an IBM security cloud strategist. "They should focus on information security requirements of the data destined for the cloud, and through due diligence, make certain their cloud provider has the capability to adequately secure the workload."
To view the full X-Force 2011 Trend and Risk Report and watch a highlight video, visit www.ibm.com/security/xforce.
Posted: 2012-04-05 @ 11:15am PT
It sure would be nice to have a LINK TO THE REPORT.