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Managing Risks in the Growing Cloud Environment

CLOUD COMPUTING

August 27, 2013

As a precursor to his presentation at the IAPP Privacy Academy in Seattle this fall, Chris Zoladz, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPP/IT, CIPP/G, writes in this latest Privacy Perspectives blog post that, “While there are real security and privacy concerns surrounding the cloud, they are by no means insurmountable.” Acknowledging studies that predict the growth of the cloud market to more than $120 billion by 2020, Zoladz offers common characteristics of those companies currently active in the cloud and advocates for “strong encryption with appropriate key management,” adding, “What would be the security and privacy risk if only encrypted data is ever stored in the cloud and only you as the cloud customer have the encryption keys?”
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