Chapter 4

Security and Privacy in Public Cloud Computing

Information in this chapter:

• Introduction

• Security and Privacy in the Context of the Public Cloud

• Federal Privacy Laws and Policies

• Safeguarding Privacy Information

• Security and Privacy Issues


We have already learned in Chapter 1 that public cloud computing presents the federal government with significant opportunities for reduced cost and improved operational efficiency. In this chapter, the discussion will focus specifically on security and privacy within the context of public cloud computing. Public cloud services can provide benefits for improved information security, and even enhance privacy practices. But the benefits of public cloud computing can be outweighed ...

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