The users of cloud computing services and cloud vendors have a shared responsibility to protect private and confidential information. Mitigation of the security risks associated with cloud computing involves:
- Protecting data moving into and out of the cloud
- Protecting data at rest in the cloud
- Authenticating servers in the cloud
Together, these three applications of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technologies provide fundamental protections essential for ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of data in the cloud.