When considering cloud the inevitable security questions arise around where are your data centers, what happens to my data and how can I ensure the decision I am making does not expose us to risk. Blatantly ignoring cloud in today’s competitive environment is not a viable option and nor should it be. Cloud is disruptive and is changing the way we do many things, but its form factor inherently delivers us more choice and flexibility to service an ever demanding user base pushing for mobile device access, easier interfaces and rapid change.
There are a multitude of security areas that encroach on cloud solutions, varying based on whether you adopt a public, private or hybrid cloud approach and whether you use SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) or IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).
In this article we shall focus on the most common platform in use Public cloud , Software as a Service (SaaS), expected to be worth 11 billion Euros in the next year according to Gartner (compared to expectations of 4.7 billion Euros for IaaS and 923 million Euros for PaaS).