Cloud Computing The business Perspective

Summary: The evolution of cloud computing over the past few years is potentially one of the major advances in the history of computing. Learn more about the various risks associated with cloud computing and how to choose the best cloud computing solution for your organization.

The Business Perspective

The evolution of cloud computing over the past few years is potentially one of the major advances in the history of computing. However, if cloud computing is to achieve its potential, there needs to be a clear understanding of the various issues involved, both from the perspectives of the providers and the consumers of the technology. While a lot of research is currently taking place in the technology itself, there is an equally urgent need for understanding the business-related issues surrounding cloud computing.

Cloud Computing and Risk

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Healthcare Debacle

Summary : Security breaches in healthcare are a major issue, but not enough attention is being paid to threats from the inside. A vast majority—92%—of healthcare IT decision-makers reported that their organizations are either somewhat or more vulnerable to insider threats, and 49% felt very or extremely vulnerable.

Healthcare Debacle : – The insider security threat in Healthcare industry

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BIG hole in Identity Management

Summary : Millions have been invested in securing the periphery, however little or no investment is made in securing the access to the core of any system i.e. Privileged Identities

A BIG hole in Identity Management

The last decade has seen several debates on Identity Management and the best possible ways to address the growing disconnect in the much interconnected world. While there has been substantial efforts in managing the identities of an organization either with manual processes or recently by implementing IDM technologies, there has been a glaring hole in the approach as most of the identity management solutions are not able to address the challenges posed by privileged accounts.

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