New Video Tutorial Spells Out Cloud Computing's Biggest Security Challenges

Video tutor David Vellante tackles 10 key issues for enterprises customers wanting to securely use -- and manage -- emergent cloud-based services

PRNewswire
NEW YORK
Feb 24, 2010

It's the biggest shift in enterprise computing in more than a decade -- but while cloud computing gains traction in IT departments, it's raising a host of new issues for security professionals.

Internet Evolution's latest video tutorial on cloud computing security identifies the challenges and offers checklists to consider and solutions, where available. The tutorial, hosted by security expert and Wikibon founder David Vellante, is divided into 10 questions to allow viewers to dig into the topics they care about most.

Vellante parses a number of important, timely cloud security challenges, including:

  --  What's the biggest change from existing network security to cloud
      computing security?
  --  How is security different than privacy?
  --  What's the role of encryption in protecting cloud-based data?
  --  How can customers minimize data-location risks in the cloud?

Click here to view Internet Evolution's video tutorial on cloud computing security:

http://www.internetevolution.com/tutorial-cloud-security.asp

Greater education is necessary if these emerging services are really going to thrive, Vellante says. "Cloud security hasn't been well defined yet -- it's going to take more time to accommodate the various applications and use cases," he explains. "That's why cloud adoption to date has occurred mainly in low-risk application areas. The key to moving forward is to understand the requirements of different applications that can be moved to the cloud without taking unnecessary risks."

Tutorial viewers can email their questions to the tutor to address issues not covered in the 10-part presentation. Viewers are also encouraged to take the cloud computing poll and download any number of important educational assets like:

-- IBM Security Technology Outlook

http://www.internetevolution.com/lg_redirect.asp?piddl_lgid_docid=188023&p iddl_lg_pcode=cloudsecuritytutorialpr

-- Redbook: Cloud & Security

http://www.internetevolution.com/lg_redirect.asp?piddl_lgid_docid=188015&p iddl_lg_pcode=cloudsecuritytutorialpr

-- IBM's Cloud Computing YouTube Channel

http://www.internetevolution.com/lg_redirect.asp?piddl_lgid_docid=188021&p iddl_lg_pcode=cloudsecuritytutorialpr

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CONTACT: Amy Averbook, TechWeb's Internet Evolution, +1-212-600-3373,
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