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IT pros name users, GDPR as biggest cloud computing security threats

May 09, 2018 / Jason Sparapani

The cloud is growing faster than companies can prepare for cloud computing security threats, a quartet of tech leaders say at a Boston forum. But managing risk is within reach. You know a technology has become standard when an institution founded before electricity plugs it in. Just look at The Hartford. The 208-year-old insurance company -- whose business is protecting against loss -- is embracing cloud computing, a technology that not long ago struck fear into both the IT and business sides of companies, regardless of industry. Data architecture manager Asha Potdar is helping usher the Hartford, Conn., institution into the cloud, moving traditional applications there and building new, cloud-native ones. That's bringing on a plenitude of change, calling for new skills, new ways of coding, new ways of developing software. But among the challenges Potdar faces in The Hartford's cloud journey, cybersecurity is the most acute, and it's holding up a major project. "Now tha...