Security and data protection in Cloud computing
Cloud computing can be an ideal way to reduce IT costs and simultaneously increase the availability of IT services. Cloud providers can use servers and systems more efficiently and so create opportunities for their customers to make savings by reducing software licence, operating and energy costs.
However, using Cloud solutions also has specific implications for IT security and data protection. It must be ensured at all times that no unauthorised persons can access information stored in the Cloud. Important aspects in doing so are reliable access controls through identity and permission management and strong encryption.