CIA technology chief says cloud is more secure than traditional approaches

October 21, 2011
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Security remains one of the biggest concerns about moving mission-critical applications to the cloud, but US government agencies are being encouraged to overcome their cyber fears.

At an Amazon Web Services conference in Washington attended by a number federal employees, representatives of several agencies endorsed the security benefits of cloud computing, according to US reports.

Gus Hunt, chief technology officer of the CIA, told the conference that, in fact, cloud computing may be more secure than the traditional client-server approach,

The ability to reimage or remove all software from one server and get it all up and running quickly on another server in the cloud makes it more difficult for adversaries to carry out successful attacks and proves the key to greater security, he said.

via Computer Weekly, continued here.