Data Security Issues in Cloud Computing
With the proliferation of online activity, more and more information is saved as data every day, meaning that more being stored in the cloud than ever before, opposed to hardware. There are three types of cloud: public, private and hybrid. Public cloud is the most common, in which resources such as servers and storage – including all hardware, software and supporting infrastructure – are owned and operated by third-party providers. Private cloud refers to resources that are operated by a single organization but may be hosted by third parties. Hybrid cloud amalgamates the two, offering the ability to move data between public and private clouds. Sensitive information can be privately hosted by the organization, while other services can be stored in other public clouds, external to the company.