In any technology domain, security has overhead and costs associated with it, and cloud computing is no different. But cloud computing offers some unique opportunities for organizations to use security as a business enabler. For example, many cloud technologies offer ready support for collaboration with partners and customers. Likewise, cloud services are being used by IT organizations to support mobile computing, the "bring your own device" trend, and the consumerization of IT. In all of those contexts, security technologies are an enabler.
Author: Dan Griffin