Should you trade data ownership for 'any device' access?

The ability to access data and resources anywhere, anytime, with any device is something most organizations prize these days, and try to achieve with cloud computing.

But, warns Bill Jackson, in exchange for this unprecedented access, we often are giving up a large amount of our control, however, and with this come new security concerns.

"The quintessential example of this shift is cloud computing, which promises to provide on-demand storage, access and provisioning of everything from applications to infrastructure," Jackson writes in his CyberEye column at our sister publication, gcn.com. "But social networking, mobile apps and consumer services such as Apple's iCloud are part of the trend. The data and services are always available, but there is always a remote connection to access them, and there always is the chance that the proprietor might not share your concerns."

To read Jackson's full essay on the risks of giving up data ownership, click here.

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Reader comments

Tue, Mar 20, 2012

Depends.

Do you want ready access anywhere, anyhow, or do you want security? Unfortunately, those who are pushing this appear to either not care about security or your data, or they have a hidden agenda in regards to your data.

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