The Open Group Conference India 2011

A hole in the cloud: Is cloud secure?

N Vijaykumar
Principal Architect, Infosys, India

  • Is cloud a secure platform to host the business applications?
  • How secure is the cloud environment from security concerns like hacking, spoofing, data integrity?

These are a couple of the often asked questions by organizations, planning to embark on a cloud journey. However Cloud is not a weapon against security issues. It has the same set of security concerns that exist in the current datacenter and application setup. But yes, there are additional security measures that needs to be implemented as cloud is a shared and multi-tenanted platform, and data is being hosted in “some-one-else’s” premises and hence there will be additional controls that will have to be implemented.

N Vijaykumar

Vijaykumar is a Principal Technology Architect with Infosys Technologies. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering and Masters Degree in Software Systems. He has around 18 years of experience in the IT Infrastructure domain, both in consulting and implementation.

His areas of expertise include Consulting, IT Strategy, IT Infrastructure Design, Technology Migration and Program Management. He has authored multiple articles and spoken on industry forums.

He is a certified PMP and is currently serving on the PMI Content committee for PMBOK Guide 5th Edition, to develop content for the next edition of the PMBOK guide.

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