Cloud security concerns are overblown, experts say

Jaikumar Vijayan

Larger cloud providers like Google and Microsoft have already taken steps to foster great transparency. Such firms are well equipped to legally to fight government requests for data access than individual companies, the panelists said.

"The cloud is not an all or nothing strategy," said Eran Feigenbaum, director of security for Google Apps. By properly classifying data and moving public and sensitive data to the cloud, companies can do a better job protecting the really critical information internally, he said.

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