There was a great article by Trevor Jones this week in TechTarget that talked about the cloud world, how its evolving “beyond the shared responsibility model.” We thought a lot of his findings were worth sharing to our audience. Here is a link to his article: Cloud security concerns shift beyond shared-responsibility model.
It isn’t that the cloud has evolved beyond the notion of shared responsibility, it’s that customers are beginning to understand this model and have less hesitation about leveraging the cloud. For years, the response to security has been to throw everything behind an on-premises firewall. This strategy provided security, but it also masked a multitude of sins. Taking that security away – or rather, moving it into the cloud – has meant IT needs to take a fresh look. In many cases, IT professionals are more comfortable about security in the cloud. Instead of having to tackle security themselves, they can rely on the combination of the cloud provider and the vendors who integrate with the to provide better security than they could on-premises.