Security In Private And Public Clouds

Security In Private And Public Clouds

While many people believe that private clouds are more secure than public clouds, the reality is that you need to think about more than just what kind of cloud you have when it comes to cloud security. There are also some people who believe public clouds are more secure than private clouds, but this is not necessarily true. You should never get too excited by the words of a cloud company if they are telling you that your information is going to be more secure with them because they offer both public and private cloud services.

When considering cloud security and protecting your data, you need to remember that there are more problems out there than just hackers. Most people just think about keeping other people out when it comes to the security of their data, but these people also need to think about whether or not their data is at risk from corruption or loss. Someone coming in and tampering with your data is actually the problem that you should be thinking about the least.

One of the main reasons that people think a public cloud will be more secure than a private cloud is that the company offering the service is going to want to keep the public cloud safe, since there are so many people who use it. They have the resources to deal with cloud security, so you should not have to worry about someone breaking in and causing problems. The problem with this kind of thinking is that there are still vulnerabilities out there that can be exploited, and these vulnerabilities usually open up because of something the customer has done.

The type of cloud you have is not really as important as what kind of security measures you put into place on the cloud. Some people like to think that cloud security is the responsibility of the cloud service provider, but you also need to remember that there are plenty of things you can do yourself to increase the security of your cloud. Mistakes can be made at both the service provider’s level and at the level where your own employees are accessing the cloud, so it’s important to remember that there is no service that will be able to stop all intrusions. The cloud is a powerful tool when it comes to keeping everyone connected and brainstorming, but you still need to remember that it can be your worst nightmare if you are not careful.

By Kyle Torpey

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  1. @cloudtweaks Security on Cloud is one of the biggest concern for the Cloud Users. Nice article :)


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