Security in the Cloud, Private and Public

  • Team Omega
  • October 19, 2011

Where would security fall when our data is in a shared space,  when privacy is of great concern and breaches are occurring every day even in a secure network?

Private clouds seem to be the answer.  Private clouds sit in a public facility on a dedicated system with very specific service-level agreements.  This secludes their space from the public space.

Here’s an example. The U.S. Census Bureau collects highly senstive private information which simply cannot get into the hands of hackers.  One breach situation is one too many to them.  So, private cloud is a great option where their space is controlled by their own department or an approved contractor.  Various other branches of the government similar to the Census Bureau are moving to private clouds. This can be a great solution for other businesses outside of the government for data security and meeting standards of compliance.