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Top Five Cloud Security Myths Debunked

In our most recent security predictions report, Facing Forward: Cyber Security in 2019 and Beyond, I spoke about some of the cloud-related trends we saw in 2018, and what we expected to see moving into 2019. This included a continued uptick in the number of attacks involving the cloud, a natural result of more organizations embracing the cloud and attackers following the data. It also included cloud security practices – most notably if organizations are asking the right questions when it comes to properly storing information and other assets in the cloud.

More attacks and new ways of securing data are not typically what a decision maker wants to hear. It means new challenges, new spending and – perhaps worst of all – new threats. Organizations are aware of the many benefits of the cloud, but what about the risks? Is the cloud less safe than traditional data centers?

In our latest eBook, Top Five Cloud Security Myths Debunked, we attempt to dispel some of the fear, uncertainty and doubt that enterprises may experience when it comes to migrating to the cloud. The title really says it all – in the eBook we dive into five myths in particular that have developed in recent years, including:

  1. The Cloud is Unsafe: The truth is, when used properly, the cloud is safer than a typical data center.
  2. My Organization Doesn’t Use the Cloud: Virtually every organization uses some form of web service involving the cloud.
  3. My Cloud Provider Will Keep Me Secure: The cloud user is responsible under the shared responsibility model.
  4. The Cloud is Just Someone Else’s Computer: Securing the cloud is not the same as securing a computer in someone else’s data center.
  5. Advanced Adversaries Aren’t Attacking the Cloud: As mentioned, attackers go where the data goes, and data is increasingly moving to the cloud.

The Top Five Cloud Security Myths Debunked eBook is available right now, so give it a read to learn more about each of these myths. And be sure to check out our webinar for even more information.