Information Security Management in Cloud Computing and Mobile Technologies

Contributed by Fernando A de Almeida

Recent trend in popularity of cloud and mobile computing can be explained as the result of technology enabling technology through constant innovation (Ernst & Young, 2012, p. 2). Individual users and companies are gradually incorporating cloud and mobile technologies in their IT solutions. Gartner Newsroom (2010) predicts the “industry is poised for strong growth through 2014 when worldwide cloud services revenue is projected to reach $148.8 billion” (p. 1).This trend moves simultaneously with the shift of personal information from homes and private data centers into third-party providers. This new reality requires information security professionals to educate users and their own teams balancing functional access to data versus control mechanisms to guarantee availability, integrity and confidentiality of information.

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