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Above the Clouds: Managing Risk in the World of Cloud Computing by Kevin T. McDonald

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Chapter 5. Securing the Cabin

There is a saying that a cart that overturns in the road ahead is a warning to the one behind. The closer the organization can stay with the mainstream of computing research, the more likely the organization will be able to benefit from someone else’s overturned cart.

Conversely, every organization adopting the same systems and sharing open access among a largely unregulated and unsupervised workforce may also be vulnerable to the same attack.

A random e-mail or spam can be opened by the lowliest clerk or the highest executive. A website that appears to be only advertising the services of a fellow professional organization can be completely riddled with malware and spyware.

It would appear that driving towards Cloud ...

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