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Cyber security guidance lacking for federal cloud computing

Key cyber security guidance for federal adoption of cloud computing is lacking even while almost all major federal agencies report that they are worried about potential security risks, says the Government Accountability Office.


In a July 1 hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Gregory Wilshusen, GAO's director of information security issues, said that a survey of all 24 CFO Act agencies found that 22 out of the 24 "were concerned, or very concerned, about the potential security risk associated with cloud computing." That hasn't prevented about half of the 24 CFO Act agencies from already adopting some form of cloud computing, whether for obtaining infrastructure, computing platforms or software as a service, according to the report--although the GAO classifies even basic online services such as web email as a "cloud" service.


Source: Fierce Government


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