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Cloud Security and Risk Mitigation

Just because your data isn't on-premises doesn't mean you're not responsible for security

 

The cloud certainly offers advantages, but as with any large-scale deployment, the cloud can also offer unforeseen challenges. The concept of the cloud just being "someone else's data center" makes me cringe because it assumes you're relinquishing security responsibility because "someone else will take care of it."

Yes, cloud systems, networks, and applications are not physically located within your control, but security responsibility and risk mitigation are. Cloud infrastructure providers allow a great deal of control in terms of how you set up that environment, what you put there, how you protect your data, and how you monitor that environment. Managing risk throughout that environment and providing alignment with your existing security framework is what's most important. 

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https://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/cloud-security-and-risk-mitigation/a/d-id/1335100