Security in the Cloud: towards a good strategy

Companies are not waiting anymore, they are moving to the Cloud, but one big concern remains: security.

cloud_500x500Companies are not waiting anymore, they are moving to the Cloud, but one big concern remains: security. – By Catherine VIEUTEMPS 

Cloud security versus traditional IT

It is important to understand that the Cloud is actually more secure than traditional IT. Data location is not so important; the way data is accessed is. Anything that can be accessed from outside has the potential of being attacked, whether enterprise or Cloud. There is a general false belief that what is stored in the Cloud is less secure, but it is rather due to the fact that data is stored on servers and systems that you do not own or control. However, control is not equal to security. In fact, companies providing Cloud-based platforms for enterprises – like Microsoft, Google or Amazon – have gathered a lot of experience in security and compliance and dedicate huge teams of people to security only. In this regard, traditional IT has not the means to compete with them and reach the same level of security.

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