How to Secure an OpenStack Cloud

Security is one of the most often cited barriers to cloud adoption, but experts speaking at the summit don’t see it as an obstacle.

Enterprises really should look at cloud security from the opposite viewpoint, said Bryan Payne, director of security research at Nebula. “Cloud is an interesting opportunity to do really good security work,” Payne said. “The cloud has orchestration tools that allow you to roll out consistent configuration and update your software consistently, as well.”

In a cloud deployment, there is also known hardware and software, and by having a known base, it is easier for enterprises to take the right steps to secure the cloud infrastructure, Payne said. “When rolling out infrastructure for cloud, enterprises have control of what is in place and that’s a security dream,” he said.

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Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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