Cloud Computing could be the biggest single opportunity for a significant improvement in our network and information security for decades. Multiple operators and suppliers offering multiple access points, services and applications that we can tap at the same time will give us a diversity of new protection mechanisms way beyond those we enjoy today.
For sure we need to improve our log-on processes, firewalls and malware protection, but thin clients change the name of the game. A lack of memory and processing power leverage down any malware sophistication, whilst access and utilisation will be harder to compromise when we choose different devices and servers at random. If we also sign up for applications and services from multiple players, and disperse our information in parsed and scattered locations that are never connected in the same manner more than once, then infiltration will be orders of magnitude more difficult.
All clouds are not the same, and their will be large numbers of them spanning corporates, governments, social and personal applications. Some will last, others will be sporadic and last for seconds. Connections too will be continually varying and sporadic. A moving target is harder to hit, and The Cloud might be the ultimate target!