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6 Questions to Ask Your Cloud Provider Right Now

Experts share the security-focused issues all businesses should explore when researching and using cloud services.
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What type of security is covered by your platform, in the context of this cloud service?
Consuming SaaS is different from consuming IaaS, which is different from consuming PaaS, Florescu explains. For certain services consumed in the cloud, certain security processes will have to be adapted. Your company's approach to security will slightly differ with each cloud function. 
If you're renting virtual machines from an IaaS provider, for example, you are responsible for patching your systems. If you're subscribing to a SaaS provider, it is the provider's job to offer patched updates and ensure the latest security updates are in the product you're using.
While some processes will differ from SaaS to IaaS to PaaS, some things will remain consistent across all cloud functions, Florescu says. In general, organizations should continue using the baseline security processes that let them remain aware of their security environment at any point in time, as well as the auditing and hygiene processes they use for their on-prem environment.
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What type of security is covered by your platform, in the context of this cloud service?

Consuming SaaS is different from consuming IaaS, which is different from consuming PaaS, Florescu explains. For certain services consumed in the cloud, certain security processes will have to be adapted. Your company's approach to security will slightly differ with each cloud function.

If you're renting virtual machines from an IaaS provider, for example, you are responsible for patching your systems. If you're subscribing to a SaaS provider, it is the provider's job to offer patched updates and ensure the latest security updates are in the product you're using.

While some processes will differ from SaaS to IaaS to PaaS, some things will remain consistent across all cloud functions, Florescu says. In general, organizations should continue using the baseline security processes that let them remain aware of their security environment at any point in time, as well as the auditing and hygiene processes they use for their on-prem environment.

(Image: Scanrail1 via Shutterstock)

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