By Quentin Hardy
BOSTON -- High technology's biggest bet these days is on "cloud
computing," namely massive data centers running databases and
application software across networks for businesses, consumers and some
combination of the two. The idea is that the shared systems can scale up
savings, transactions and innovation faster than ever.
Less talked about, however, is the prospect of scaled-up security risks.
Already malicious hackers routinely make their way into individual
servers and systems, scoring financial information or dropping
company-crippling malware. Harnessing their own ad-hoc super networks of
"enslaved" personal computers attached to the Internet, they spam, steal
and spoof honest businesses, costing them billions annually, with no
sign of letting up.
How can this be fixed? According to one of the computer security
software industry's most senior executives, the answer is to destroy
security as a stand-alone business.
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