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3 Myths About Cloud Security (and What You Should Really Be Afraid of)

cloud security 600 x 300As the cloud gains importance, more and more companies are transferring websites, applications, and data storage to the cloud. Today, it’s a necessary business driver, but there’s still some confusion about its security.

Here are the top 3 myths about cloud security that need debunked:

  1. Data is not safe in the cloud. It’s human nature to think that something not within sight or under our control is inherently unsafe. This simply doesn’t apply to the cloud, however. Cloud companies are the experts at cloud security because their core competency is network security. Not many organizations can say the same thing about their in-house staff.
  2. The cloud is much more susceptible to attack. When best practices and correct security policies are implemented for detecting and preventing attacks, the cloud is just as safe as any other piece of infrastructure. It comes down to the expertise behind the cloud security that matters.
  3. Cloud security is the responsibility of the provider. Companies commonly think that the cloud provider is responsible for all aspects of security, but a fair amount of responsibility lies within the companies. For instance, password policies, management of software patches, user roles, and security training of staff are all responsibilities of the company.

What companies should really be afraid of is the security risk associated with any type of data stored, whether it’s on your in-house servers or in the cloud. If you haven’t had a cyber security risk assessment performed, can you be certain that your data is safe?

TBConsulting recently released an important e-Book, How to Assess Cyber Security Risks & Ensure Compliance. This comprehensive resource covers risk assessment and cloud security facing many businesses today. Or contact one of our experts to discuss how we can help you with your security needs.