Cloud services are a powerful technology that many individuals and organizations are adopting. Cloud computing is really nothing more than using a service provider to store and manage your data for you. The reason we call this service the cloud is that you never know precisely where your data is physically stored; it is being served by the cloud. Examples of cloud computing include creating documents on Google Docs, sharing files via Dropbox, setting up your own server on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, or storing your music or pictures on Apple’s iCloud. These online services have the potential to make you far more productive. However, with these capabilities come risks. In this newsletter we examine these issues and how you can protect your information.
OUCH! Newsletter for June 2012: http://www.securingthehuman.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201206_en.pdf
The OUCH! newsletter is a monthly security awareness publication by the SANS Securing the Human program.