Saturday, February 28, 2015
How to convince your CEO that the cloud is secure
Convincing senior management that the cloud brings functional and financial benefit to the business is not a hard sell. The same, sadly, cannot be said when it comes to the security argument. With so many media headlines painting the cloud as an insecure place for your data to reside, most often erroneously courtesy of a misunderstanding of the nature of the breaches involved, it's perhaps not surprising that something of a culture of cloud mistrust has crept into the boardroom. Most of the biggest data breaches which resulted in the loudest media reporting were enterprise system breaches and did not involve the cloud, yet there are fewer headlines proclaiming how insecure your network is than there are dismantling cloud trust. Unfortunately, the consequences of this are twofold: organisations may miss out on the benefits of cloud migration and, ironically, data could be less secure outside the cloud rather than in. Convincing your CEO that the cloud is a secure place to do business is key, but how do you buck the cultural trend and do that?