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CloudU Series: Cloud Security and What You Need To Do To Stay Secure


There’s an elephant in the room that most people try and skirt around when talking about Cloud Computing. That elephant is security. It’s one of those big hairy problems that, maybe due to huge amounts of FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) by traditional vendors, gets blown out of proportion.

The fact is that security in the Cloud, just like security with traditional IT, is an issue that needs careful planning and adherence to standard operating procedures. Cloud doesn’t change this, all it means is that whereas under a traditional model all¬†responsibility¬†for security rests with the customer, in the Cloud security really is a shared responsibility between the vendor and the customer.

The latest CloudU paper looks at this partnership and identifies the areas that vendors typically take care of, and those that customers have responsibly for. It’s a paper that will (hopefully) remove some of the grey areas around Cloud security so that we can counter the misinformation that exists out there.

Click here to download the paper.

Click here to register for the webinar on May 31st.


I hope you enjoy it!

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Ben Kepes.

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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  • Duncan Lawson

    I am a student at the University of Nottingham (computer Science department) currently doing my masters dissertation on the security of cloud computing. I am looking for Rackspace cloud computing representatives to take part in my online survey which is a crucial part of my dissertation/project.
    If I am in the wrong place for this kind of request, please can I be directed to the right place?
    Thank you.

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