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Security in the cloud

Industry experts discuss cloud-based information security, and how to quantify and mitigate risk factors.

Information security has always revolved around three fundamental questions:

  • Where is my data?
  • How is it being protected?
  • Who has access?

These questions still apply when putting information assets in a cloud. They’re just more difficult to answer.

“In a traditional environment,” says Malcolm Harkins, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Intel, “if you know where the physical server is, you know where the data is. You also have much more control over data access and protection.”

Tantamount to castles, traditional environments have stout security measures protecting the perimeter...

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