Cloud Computing: Keeping Data Secure - A Happy Marriage of Hardware & Software

Grazed from InfoSecurity. Author: Mark Papermaster.

We've all heard the stories about being hacked - and perhaps even experienced it ourselves - whether by rogue individuals or organized criminal organizations. Cybersecurity anxiety appears to be the new normal for our times. It seems not a week goes by without news of another prominent computer security breach.

Like me, most of us have also received one or more notifications that our credit card or personal identity information may now be in the hands of these invaders. There's nothing new in this, really. Willie Sutton enlightened us all a long time ago. He allegedly said he robbed banks, “Because that's where the money is.”...

Today, money and other valuable personal information are ones and zeros; digital bits stored on servers. There's a real evolution from traditional crime to cybercrime. Yesterday's bank vault is now a server and disc storage array in a data center. Instead of armed guards standing at the bank entrance, security now comes from computer access control and encryption guarding our assets...

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