Cloud computing promises significant costs savings and more streamlined management of mission-critical information technology, data processing and storage needs. But is it secure?
While it is true that in the cloud, it’s easier to rebuild servers, it’s much more painful to do so if you haven’t properly protected your data. The speed and agility of the cloud works to the hackers’ advantage because in the cloud, more of your data is moved, processed, stored and accessed globally (including by mobile devices). This increases the data’s vulnerability to security breach and the corresponding adverse legal, regulatory and business consequences.
Migrating to the cloud does not relieve an organization of its legal and regulatory responsibility for the data that is put into the cloud. In fact, moving to the cloud now has its own collection of industry-specific laws, regulations and compliance standards.
Compliance with these regulations is imperative. This AWB blog reveals more on these burning issues.