How data security can vaporize in the cloud


While hosted cloud computing may be all the rage for reducing cost of ownership and management, IT managers say hosted storage services present dramatic security challenges and legal implications that need to be considered. Arthur Lessard, chief information security officer at toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., in El Segundo, Calif., said during a presentation at Storage Networking World on Wednesday that cloud computing is appealing, even if many end users don't know what the word "cloud" means.

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