While there are many cloud choices for users and both the business and education sectors are looking into the viability of such services. But just how secure are these cloud services and how much trust should we put into them?
Something like security and privacy are a difficult challenge on a small network (e.g., personnel or local hackers) but once opened to more sophisticated networks and a global population we find more complications and more security threats. One major challenge for users is threats to privacy and malicious attacks on intellectual property and counterfeiting. How can a cloud service possibly be trusted with corporate or educational data?
There are two very important aspects to choosing a cloud service and those are trust and reputation. Trust must be placed in the systems in order to make security and privacy viable for users. How well do these systems pass vulnerability testing? The second is the companies reputation for their security and infrastructure. Does the company have a proven track record and an advanced security and foundation?
Until some of these aspects can be guaranteed it may be difficult for business and education to gain the confidence they require to move their data to a cloud solution.