In a world where everyone wants their data accessible and secure, cloud services are still stigmatized and seen as less reliable. There are a few myths and misconceptions surrounding the Cloud and its security. However, to date, there have been very few security breaches in the public Cloud, and most of them caused by its users. According to Gartner, "Through 2020, public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) workloads will suffer at least 60% fewer security incidents than those in traditional data centers."
Let's review some of the reasons to migrate from on-premises data center environments to the Cloud.
1) Dedicated Security Team
Most enterprises likely don't have a robust infrastructure nor a capacitated security team. Budgets and priorities are put into core functions, leaving most critical security aspects out of scope.
On the other hand, cloud providers' mission is to provide data integrity, management, and protection. Thus, a security team is essential for its correct functioning and provides an enhanced security level. Top cloud providers are quick to fix issues to keep data protected. AWS has a 24/7 team of security experts monitoring their systems.
2) Physical Security
Sometimes, the perception of having the equipment and the data nearby provide a false sense of security. It's highly probable that people from the inside can compromise the data center security. It's important to mention that insider threat actors play a considerable role in vector attacks.
The advantage of the Cloud is that the servers can be located anywhere in the world. Cloud providers implement high and sophisticated security techniques to grant access to their premises, such as fences, guards, biometric devices, and security cameras. Moreover, when it comes to backups and infrastructure damage, cloud providers are better resilience. They provide a faster recovery from unexpected catastrophes, natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires.
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3) Newer Technology and Infrastructure
Most data centers are built over the years, leaving behind a considerable jumble of ancient technology, making their maintenance a nightmare. Security breaches are more probable because either software or hardware doesn't support updated anymore.
Cloud providers, however, are continually updating. They acquire the latest technology and devices to provide high and reliable resources to their customer, making their data center easier to support, maintain, and patch.
Like everything in life, nothing is granted, and cloud security is no exception. It doesn't mean that it is less secure than on-site solutions; however, experts agree that Security breaches are rarely caused by inadequate cloud data protection. More than 40% of data security breaches occur due to inexperienced users to adopt poor cloud practices.
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