An interesting question, posed by V3.co.uk: Can cloud security ever work? â€“ How relevant is the question by itself? When computers and especially personal computers were introduced, people asked as well whether the security on a PC will ever work â€“ the question is just not relevant. Letâ€™s face it: The Cloud will come! Period. We just have to figure out, how we will manage risks in the Cloud â€“ thatâ€™s our job.
I read figures that Cloud computing will be up to 8 times less expensive than on-premise computing. Now, show me the CEO who will not want to save this money. And the order given to the CIO will be â€œmake it happenâ€. And then the CIO comes to the CSO and says: â€œsecure itâ€. Here I am completely sure. What about turning it around and being proactive? Making security an enabler instead of a disabler? Then we can make the Cloud happen with acceptable risks.