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Cloud Security Is Not an Either/Or

July 20, 2017


Now that cloud has become pervasive, organizations and individuals everywhere need to think about cloud security. To say that data is either fully secure or vulnerable in the cloud would be far too simplistic.

Two Schools of Thought

There are two widespread but opposite beliefs surrounding security in the public cloud:

Abandon all hope! When you send data to the public cloud, you no longer control it and you don’t actually own it. You can’t even access the data except by the good graces of the cloud provider. In the cloud, you can kiss data security goodbye.

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