This post is the fifth in a series of eight on the five pillars to actionable cloud security. For the rest of the series, visit the Five Pillars blog page here
Many organizations make the mistake of beginning their cloud security framework discussions around NetSec, as this was traditionally how they secured on-premises infrastructure, since all elements of the network were in-house and under direct IT control. Companies erroneously assume that because they are leveraging a cloud infrastructure, either they will be less secure than when they “owned” all those resources, or that they can simply mirror their on-premises network security controls in the cloud.Companies err in assuming that a public cloud infrastructure will either be less secure than the on-premises version, or that they can simply mirror their on-premises security controls in the cloud. ~ @rkturner1 Click To Tweet
Again, the cloud is different. The Shared Security model under which all cloud ecosystems operate inherently guarantees security of the network – but can’t guarantee the security of the companies who are accessing it. Or put another way, organizations using the cloud need to put security measures in place that will ensure they are not the source of threats and compromises.
Rich is the Product Marketing Manager, Information Management. He's been with Barracuda since the acquisition of C2C Systems in 2014. Rich specializes in cloud-deployed solutions, information management, and archiving systems. His experience includes extensive work on OEM opportunities and the legal community.
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