security-cloud-computingAlthough security issues arise from cloud computing, security services can, in turn, also be sustained by cloud computing. In fact, the Gartner firm revealed this in a press release on April 15, 2013. Eric Ahlms, research director at Gartner, estimates that by 2015, 10% of security services for businesses will be using cloud computing. He explains that this growth will be due to the lack of qualified business resources as well as the possibility of reducing compliance costs.

The most affected areas include the security of courier services, SIEM (“Security Information & Event Management”), vulnerability assessment services, identity management as well as tokenization. The latter limits the storage of personal information, such as credit card credentials, through the use of a token. This technique is also used for compliance, in conjunction with the PCI-DSS regulations.

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By Patrick Paradis, Information security advisor