The Cloud Could Be Your Best Security Bet

TechCrunch

[tc_dropcap]Conventional IT wisdom says that you’re safer and more secure when you control your own on-premises datacenter. Yet if you think about every major data breach over the last two years, whether Anthem, Sony, JPMorgan or Target, all involved on-premises datacenters, not the cloud.[/tc_dropcap]

In fact, if a cloud service has proper controls, it could be safer than running your own datacenter. Amazon, Google, Salesforce and Box to a company have much more at stake when it comes to security. A breach could prove devastating to their businesses.

That could be why it’s hard to come up with a major security snafu involving a cloud provider. Other than the Jennifer Lawrence photo breach and the subsequent celebrity leaks, it’s hard to think of anything on the magnitude of those high-profile on-prem hacks involving the cloud.

It could simply come down to a feeling of control. When you run your datacenter on-premises…

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Author: rjbailey

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