In Module 33, we discussed third-party security and mentioned cloud computing in the context of third-party service providers. In this module, we’ll go more in-depth on cloud computing and discuss exactly what it is, what kind of services cloud computing provides for us, and security considerations involved with it. We’ll also talk about the security controls that should be implemented when our business engages in contracts with cloud providers, to protect the data we’re handing over to them.
So what really is this “cloud computing” thing we keep talking about? We’re used to seeing computers in our offices, our work centers, data centers, and at home. But how do we store computers in the “cloud”? Cloud ...