The cloud, apps, security and legacy in business today
1258_ 8/15/12 - We've got questions, - 1. Everyone is talking about the cloud now days, and there is so much out there – Why all the buzz? What is the cloud? - 2. Are there security concerns around the cloud? - 3. What recommendations do you have for companies looking to the cloud?
Today we're going to be talking about a 'cloudy issue' that's really big in the Internet and Web world. If you were to ask ten business people to define Cloud, you'll get ten definitions. We're with Monte Robertson, President of Cloud Computing Consulting, with over 10 years of providing leading edge security solutions. So we asked the expert for a definition. Monte said, "The cloud is just a computing platform and essentially it's been around for a long time because it's really just another word for the Internet. We used to use the symbol of a cloud to describe the Internet when we showed, in technical drawings, how to connect one office or one computer through the Internet to another. The Cloud is basically the Internet. There are a lot of different products and services offered as cloud services or Internet based services, but they've been doing it a long time. For example if you had an old Yahoo or Hot Mail Internet mail account, that's Internet based or Cloud based email. It's an old concept that's been made shinny and new." Security issues? That's a big barrel. There are public clouds, private clouds and hybrid clouds which will probably become the main portion of the architecture. But, it goes back to what we've been telling people all along about computer security. You have to identify what's important to you - Know where it is - Who has access to it. You have to understand what it is you're trying to protect and then decide how to deploy that. Public Cloud is just that, it's public, probably not very secure. There are a lot of questions you have to ask the provider.... LISTEN for more!
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