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Q&A: Demystifying Cloud Security

An Empowered Report: Getting Past Cloud Security Fear Mongering

October 29, 2010

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At Forrester's Security Forum 2010 in Boston, Eran Feigenbaum, director of security, Google Apps; and Archie Reed, chief technologist for cloud security at HP, joined me on stage for a keynote panel on cloud security. We explored topics such as private clouds versus public ones, cloud security standards, and emerging trends. This document captures the essence of the questions and answers between the audience and the panel.

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Table of Contents

  • 1. Is cloud necessarily less secure than my own IT infrastructure, or can it be more secure?
  • 2. What are the most significant security concerns?
  • 3. How do I go about assessing a cloud security provider?
  • 4. What are some of the key trends in cloud services today?
  • 5. Are there standards bodies that are working on a common set of security-related standards for cloud services?