Cloud Computing Security- Can the Cloud Ever Be Secure?

Cristina Pizzagalli

January 18, 2017


Can the cloud ever be secure? The answer, in fact, is “yes” and “no” – because it all depends on how well your organization has prepared itself for cyber-attacks- the right cloud computing security is a must.

While a cloud provider will have security controls in place to protect its physical environment, organizations using its cloud services are responsible for protecting their own data.

The key: having the capabilities to protect your applications, data, and network infrastructure. That means having the technology, processes and people in place to help ensure your organization can proactively detect possible threats in the cloud.

The fact is, more IT departments are choosing the cloud because they’ve compared the balance sheet between in-house and in-the-cloud hosting, and the cloud is winning. But as the demand for cloud services continues to grow, so will the need for robust security measures.

According to Gartner, “Through 2020, 80% of cloud breaches will be due to customer misconfiguration, mismanaged credentials or insider theft, not cloud provider vulnerabilities.”

The good news? There are proven, effective ways to bolster your security. The time to start? Now.

To learn more, download the latest Cloud Security Report from Alert Logic.

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