Security in The Cloud

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Security in the cloud Hackers have gotten there way into every technological gadget out there. Something simple as browsing the web can give hackers information about the people’s data. Before Cloud computing, hackers were stealing data from the physical hard drive by implementing a virus that would open a back door and send the data straight to the hacker’s server. As security measure Enterprises, small businesses and the normal consumers have started to store data on the cloud. However, what the user or business fails to understand is that the information on the cloud is just as vulnerable to be hacked as the physical information stored on the hard drive. As technology emerges, the cloud is uprising and users are resorting to it to store information, which needs to be properly implanted to prevent information from being stolen or lost. The most important question is what is cloud computing, and why is it important for storing and securing data. According to an article in pc mag “cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the internet instead of your computer’s hard drive” (Griffith 2013). For the data to be considered cloud the data must stored online and be synchronized with devices. For example , just take a look at what the Iphone does and how it correlates when it sync’s with I cloud . When that data such as pictures, music, and contacts is backed up it store the data not just on the local storage but also on the Cloud server so numerous apple products can access it. An misconception about the cloud is that it is storing data on something like office network ,which is clearly not the case because an office network has a server physical server that is accessed and ... ... middle of paper ... ...ages and disadvantages of cloud computing. Web Cloud Zone. Retrieved May 20, 2014, from http://webcloudzone.com/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-cloud-computing/ GRIFFITH, E. (2013, March 13). What Is Cloud Computing?. PCMAG. Retrieved March 20, 2014, from http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372163,00.asp Binning, D. (2009, April 24). Top five cloud computing security issues. Top five cloud computing security issues. Retrieved May 20, 2014, from http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240089111/Top-five-cloud-computing-security-issues Khera, M. (2011, September 1). Addressing Cloud Security Concerns: Key Issues and Recommendations | SecurityWeek.Com. Addressing Cloud Security Concerns: Key Issues and Recommendations | SecurityWeek.Com. Retrieved May 20, 2014, from http://www.securityweek.com/addressing-cloud-security-concerns-key-issues-and-recommendations

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