Consumers have a funny relationship with cloud computing. We appreciate the convenience of being able to access our data from anywhere — look no further than the popularity of Gmail or Amazon’s Cloud Player . But the concern over outages and data breaches such as the ones that recently hit Amazon Web Services and Sony remind us that sending data outside our local machines has its downsides.

Join The Post and Symantec’s Francis DeSouza, the senior vice president of the company’s Enterprise Security Group, this afternoon to talk about how secure data really is in the cloud.

You can submit your questions now and come back for the live chat at 2:30 p.m. here.

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