Cloud Computing Security

Contributed by Velma Edwards

Cloud computing is the hottest topic in Technology these days. Many businesses have started outsourcing there IT to the cloud because of the benefits that cloud offers. Cloud computing has given a business a new way to effectively improved business processes with less spending in IT budget. Enterprises are quickly moving from buying to renting what they need, but the biggest concern about cloud computing are security and privacy. In this paper, I am going to discuss the definition of cloud computing and how it works, types and services, advantages and disadvantages, security issues and concern, ways to protect data in the cloud, and examples of free encryption software that we can use to protect our data in the cloud.

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