The information technology world is buzzing about cloud computing, and in my circles specifically, cloud-based data management. The questions I'm asked most frequently (aside from what exactly cloud computing is) are about cloud security. In my presentation at Sys-Con, I outlined four different aspects to cloud security: VPNs, firewalls, encryption, and intelligent data management. In this blog post I will highlight the first few and expand on the last item.
The article continues at http://www.databasecolumn.com/2009/03/securing-your-data-in-the-cloud.html