Cloud to Rescue Customers from Security Threats

By CIOReview | Monday, June 10, 2019

FREMONT, CA: Several saw the cloud as a trial initiative suitable for nothing more significant than storing holiday photos, while others mentioned security concerns and compliance issues as obstacles to its adoption. Discernments have changed. No longer is the declaration of cloud met with an instant inquiry about security. There is an understanding that cloud services can make the IT environment even more protected and compliant than the use of on-premise infrastructure alone.

One of the foremost reasons for this shifting perception is the experience. Enterprises have become less anxious about safety as they achieve more coverage for cloud services. Nevertheless, the principal part of the scenario is that the cloud is intrinsically more secure. There is no basis to suggest that operating private infrastructure would be any more reliable than the public cloud and the resources at operators' disposal.

Looking at the Evidence:

According to published reports, public cloud installations had the least cybersecurity incidents among other cloud types. Public cloud vendors spend millions of dollars in protecting their infrastructure, the profits of which are then passed onto customers. Customers can balance and innovate without the necessity to pay for the cost of development.

Considering Compliance:

The same could be assumed of compliance issues. The advent of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has caused companies of all sizes to re-assess their cybersecurity procedures and how they manage sensitive data. Because the large cloud providers handle dozens of compliance issues for their infrastructure, any data stored is automatically amenable. In most of the cases, the cloud is not a deterrent to conformity but makes the process easier.

But it has to be mentioned that the public cloud does not have all the answers for certain data-types in a hybrid model. What is clear, though, is that the scales have tilted; security is not the wedge anymore, and many companies are turning to the cloud to get access to instant security. 

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