At a recent conference, executives from Amazon, IBM and Rackspace discussed cloud security. IBM’s Marc Devine stressed that developers need to focus on security for their cloud applications. “You can’t depend on the fact that, ‘OK, nobody can get behind my firewall,'” he said. “You need to be thinking differently. It’s a shared environment.”
Amazon’s Jeff Barr noted, “I do agree that you need to worry about security, but you also have to realize that you do get effectively infrastructure that has a lot of [a security focus] already built into it.” He added that cloud developers should focus on application-level security.