There is no doubt that cloud computing is dominating today's IT conversation among C-level security executives. Whether it's due to the compelling cost saving possibilities in a tough economy, or because of perceived advantages in provisioning flexibility, auto-scaling, and on-demand computing, CSOs are probing the capabilities, costs and restrictions of the cloud. At the same time, security and compliance concerns are at the forefront of issues potentially holding large enterprises back from capitalizing on the benefits that cloud computing has to offer.
Cloud Computing Definitions and Solutions
Some of the most frequently asked questions among CSOs today about the cloud include: "Is using cloud computing services advisable for applications and data that are subject to compliance requirements? Is compliance in the cloud even possible? And what standards are in place already to avoid the stormier implications of cloud?"