Monday, April 20, 2015
How the cloud is driving down the cost of security
There is little doubt that the cloud has made an impact upon IT security. Just how positive that impact actually is depends on who you talk to and when you last spoke. Indeed, just a few years ago the overwhelming majority of IT executives would have said it was a negative one, with data being insecure in the cloud. They would have used this as a reason not to migrate. At the same time, however, IT security professionals would have tempered that view somewhat by pointing out that the cloud has never been inherently insecure and that cloud-based data can be secure enough. Fast-forward several years and the insecurity argument has, as customer confidence and a better understanding of cloud security issues have improved, by and large been moved towards treating the cloud as just another environment where best practice can be applied to keep on top of data security.