National Cybersecurity = Cloud Computing Security

Grazed from Infosec Island.  Author: Kevin Jackson.

 A recent article article claimed that the percentage of U.S. small businesses using cloud computing is expected to more than double during the next six years, from 37 percent to nearly 80 percent (

This forecast was gleaned from a just released Emergent Research and Intuit study. This statement is also very scary in that it also highlights the growing importance of the cybersecurity threat to the nation’s economic livelihood.  Jeremy Grant, an adviser at the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, says in the past two years he has seen "a relatively sharp increase in hackers and adversaries targeting small businesses."...

According to Symantec, cyberattacks on small businesses rose 300 percent in 2012 from the previous year (  According to the Small Business Administration (

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