Preface

We all have heard about the cloud, even without knowing it. When you receive a link to download a file online for instance, you probably are already in the cloud. As a user you don’t stop and think about the risks. What if, for instance, thousands of people simultaneously download this file? Can you accept the fact that this process will be extremely slow? Or when you send an email with your online client application, you very much would like it to be sent with the appropriate privacy. The entire world, of course, is able to access the cloud.

The term cloud comes from the fact that data packages no longer travel along a defined path. One doesn’t know any longer by which path they reach their end point. We can no longer say for certain ...

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