Is the cloud better than physical network security?
Security in the cloud is much like security in your on-premises data centers – only without the costs of maintaining facilities and hardware. In the cloud, you don’t have to manage physical servers or storage devices. Instead, you use software-based security tools to monitor and protect the flow of information into and of out of your cloud resources.
How Secure is the Cloud?
When moving to the cloud take the time to review your security posture and what changes and controls need to be implemented to operate securely. Selecting a cloud platform that offers a wide variety of security services to address various requirements is extremely important.
Things to consider
-Strict Regulatory Requirements – Does your organization need to meet certain security frameworks and standards?
-Confidentiality – What methods of confidentiality does your organization need?
-Security Tools – What built in tools does your cloud provider have for compliance, active security, configuration management, and data at rest?
-DDoS Mitigation – What services does your cloud provider offer out of the box without having to purchase or configure any other services.