Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Ben Kepes | November 3, 2011 9:26 am
I often hear how Cloud is insecure from people who claim that unauthorized access is a real and significant risk for users of Cloud Computing. It always kind of frustrates me as, in my (admittedly somewhat biased) view, Cloud is as secure, if not more so, than traditional IT.
In our Cloud security whitepaper on CloudU, we spent a bunch of time talking about why Cloud Computing is in fact potentially significantly more secure than traditional models of IT delivery while at the same time pointing out the fact that there’s still stuff that organizations need to think about when using Cloud.
At the same time however we were totally realistic about the fact that there are still some things that end customers need to think about in terms of security. Sometimes the most useful thing for folks making a change is a simple checklist of things to think about and so, to that end, here’s our picks of things to think about when moving your organization to the Cloud;
Ensure these six points are dealt with, and you’re all set to enjoy a safe and rewarding Cloud experience.
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