Cloud computing is safer than conventional data centres?

Cloud computing is safer than conventional data centres?

Cloud computing is safer than conventional data centres?

Written by Staff Writer

05 Apr, 2015 | 10:45 am

Connventional IT wisdom says that you’re safer and more secure when you control your own on-premises data center. Yet if you think about every major data breach over the last two years, whether Anthem, Sony, JPMorgan or Target, all involved on-premises data centers, not the cloud.

In fact, if a cloud service has proper controls, it could be safer than running your own data center. Amazon, Google, Sales force and Box to a company have much more at stake when it comes to security. A breach could prove devastating to their businesses.

That could be why it’s hard to come up with a major security involving a cloud provider. Other than the Jennifer Lawrence photo breach and the subsequent celebrity leaks, it’s hard to think of anything on the magnitude of those high-profile hacks involving the cloud. It could simply come down to a feeling of control. When you run your data center on-premises, you feel like you’re safer, but are you?

First of all, aside from a few exceptions, most companies simply don’t put the resources into security that a cloud company does.

Their business is not about security, at least not directly, and it’s usually not the first priority for a CEO looking at the bottom line. While a high profile hack is embarrassing and creates a lot of economic fall-out, the primary purpose of the business is about servicing customers.

Source: Mashable

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