The conventional wisdom among many in the cyber security community is that increasing data movement to the cloud can lead to higher risk. That’s because there is a sense of loss of control and decreased visibility, with valuable data residing on systems owned and operated by cloud service providers. Cloud security puts data outside the protection of the corporate firewall, which makes a lot of executives uncomfortable.
This culture of fear is often misguided. Not only is cloud security in many cases stronger than it is with on-premises data centers, but applications such as cloud-based collaboration tools can actually help to enhance a company’s data protection efforts.
Security in the cloud.
The fact is, the cloud is actually quite secure, with the leading cloud providers making ongoing investments in encryption, access controls, auditing mechanisms, and other technologies to ensure the safety of customers’ data. Think about it this way: How long would a cloud provider stay in business if it did not have world-class cyber security mechanisms in place? Research firm Gartner has predicted that through 2025, 99% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault, not the fault of the cloud provider.
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