Whiteboard Wednesday: Cloud Computing Security

March 24, 2010 by Matt Hunckler

BlueLock expert, Jake Robinson, and I are back this week to explore the topic of security in the cloud. This week, we take a look at the fundamental building blocks of cloud security.

We discuss virtual firewalls, like those from Checkpoint, and how they can be integrated into a cloud computing environment to protect your data. Intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and intrusion detection systems (IDS) can also help inspect data that is transefered and prevent your system from getting hacked — a proactive defense for your infrastructure. These basic tools not only protect your data, but can help you comply with regulations and standards like PCI, SarbOx, and HIPAA.