As the recent scandal involving the National Security Agency demonstrates, cyber security is more relevant than ever. While computer companies continue to push the idea of saving and accessing information on the cloud, an important question remains largely unanswered: Just how secure is the cloud?
Microsoft has retooled its MCSE certification for IT professionals to include a major focus on the cloud. The company made the changes in response to the growing movement of IT resources to cloud-based solutions. According to Microsoft-sponsored research, cloud computing may create 14 million jobs and generate 1.1 trillion in revenue by 2015. The new MCSE certificate holder is expected to have more comprehensive knowledge of both on-premises and cloud resource technologies.
In the last few years, businesses have started to transition over to cloud computing solutions that make it possible for them to recover data, and to save money on equipment costs. Because of the convenience that comes with cloud computing, there has been a massive movement in this area, and it is poised to get even bigger in the near future. Tech firms who want to capitalize on this phenomenon need to put an emphasis on learning security measures for the cloud.