National Security Issues in Cloud Computing

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Cloud computing has resulted in greater agility, cost savings and efficiency for many companies and federal agencies, but also increases the vulnerability of crucial data and may threaten national security.

As the recent controversy concerning government contractor Edward Snowden has shown, data leakage not only causes financial losses to companies and federal agencies but also has implications for U.S. national security and international relations with other countries. [Read more…]

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Data Security is an Organizational Cloud Computing Concern

English: Cloud Computing ImageRecent show that while IT executives and companies have become increasingly comfortable with the security of third-party cloud computing service providers, more than half are concerned about data security and compliance at the end user level.

People are bringing to work their own devices and using smartphone apps for data storage, communications and collaboration. This “shadow IT” — IT solutions built or used inside organizations without the company’s approval — is predicted to exceed 35% of enterprise IT expenditures by 2015, according to Gartner. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.