How can governments adopt cloud computing securely?

Governments are seizing the opportunity to cut costs and simplify their ICT through cloud computing. However, the sensitivity of the data stored in the public sector – from police and defense through to tax, social welfare and healthcare – makes information security a key concern. When there’s no longer a server room to lock up, how do you restrict access to information via the internet?

In this point of view, Capgemini experts examine the risks and show what measures, protocols and solutions can be adopted to make the cloud secure. Cloud services, with their multiple lines of defense and verification, offer more security against data leaks and violations than traditional client-server architectures in which data is often stored on portable devices.

Understanding the security landscape of the cloud is often the first step government agencies take towards providing joined-up and efficient services, with greater flexibility and lower costs.