Learning To Trust Cloud Security
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User Rank: Strategist
11/14/2016 | 8:33:56 AM
Too many assumptions
The author assumes that an organisation can 100% rely on internet connectivity, 100% of the time from 100% of locations.

As the DYN outage proved, that is simply not the case.

Therefore determining just how business critical certain functions and data are to the enterprise should be a guide as to where those functions and data are located.

The author also assumes that all cloud providers are created equal, or that all cloud based services are operated by AWS, Azure or a similair tier-one provider.

In truth most cloud services are offered by second and third tier providers, who in most cases do not provide their own infrastructure, backups, support, help desk etc.

Understanding the entire kill chain of your potential cloud provider is critical to be able to make a logical decision about whom to trust with what under what terms and conditions.


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