Cutting-edge crooks keen on the cloud
Cloud computing has been enthusiastically taken up by criminals for a variety of activities, a security expert says. What better endorsement for the cloud could there be?
Executives unsure of the viability of cloud computing need look no further than criminal fraternities for a ringing endorsement of the technology, according to one security expert.
Cloud computing has been enthusiastically taken up by criminals for a range of activities, Rik Ferguson, senior security adviser at security firm Trend Micro, told delegates Wednesday at a Westminster eForum in England.
"One of the things that persuades me personally that the cloud is absolutely a viable model and has longevity is that it has already been adopted by criminals," Ferguson said. "They are the people who are leading-edge adopters of technology that is going to work and going to stick around for a long time.
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