Cloud Security in Datacenter Terms
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The cloud represents tremendous opportunities for IT to achieve better agility and scale. According to Mike Rothman, Analyst and President at security research firm Securosis, the cloud also represents a different set of risks that enterprises need to understand.
Rothman detailed his views on securing the cloud at the SecTor security conference, currently underway in Toronto. While some in the audience weren't sure if they were going to be deploying in the cloud, Rothman warned that any developer with a credit card can get an enterprise into the cloud.
"The security implication of the cloud is that you only have a variable amount of control, visibility and resources," Rothman said. "If you have bare metal you know all that stuff."