Yesterday, I shared with you the new era of cloud computing and explained how online web applications will eventually replace our traditional operating systems. In this post I look at the security issues with putting your entire digital life in the cloud.
Do you trust others with protecting and taking care of your sensitive data, photos, and other important computer documents?
Computer security is a top priority and as we’ve learned with viruses and related hoaxes the best defense against such attacks is often placed on the end user (the person who uses the files). Where trust is one-dimensional in traditional computing practices, cloud computing requires placing trust of your ‘system’ in the hands of individuals who may or may not have your particular interests in the forefront of their mind. Today, I look at how individuals will have to share the trust (often forcibly so) of their cloud ‘systems’ with others or be restrained by the decisions of others in terms of security, safety, data retrieval. Continue reading