How good is security on the cloud? It's as good as your cloud provider. It's a lesson for Mike Bradshaw, director of Google's federal government group. He recently testified "The cloud enhances security by enabling data to be stored centrally with continuous and automated network analysis and protection." True, but what if Google makes those private documents on the cloud public? Microsoft was more realistic when discussing security in the cloud, stating the cloud "presents new security, privacy and reliability challenges, which raise questions about functional responsibility (who must maintain controls) and legal accountability (who is legally accountable if those controls fail)." Information Week has the full details.