Cloud security myths continue to be debunked​

Cloud security myths continue to be debunked​

Despite the cloud becoming an increasingly strong presence within the systems of many companies across the UK and beyond, there are still a number of myths being thrown around surrounding the security of a cloud system.

While the cloud market is set to continue its strong levels of growth over the course of the next 12 months, there are still likely to be concerns over the safety of cloud systems.

However, many of these worries can be debunked, meaning managers can sleep a little easier.

The first such fallacy is the fact that cloud platforms are easier to attack when compared to other server environments.

Yet the reality is that both groups largely share the same vulnerabilities, with standards of protection largely depending on the security posture of a data centre rather than the machine itself.

Consequently, many businesses using private cloud systems to so to store their most important and sensitive data.

Many cloud providers boast some of the highest level of expertise in the industry, enabling them to offer some of the most sophisticated cloud tools and making it the ideal solution for smaller companies that do not contain many in-house IT resources.

Another common myth that is cited by skeptics is that there is somehow a lack of control over where data can be stored within the cloud.

Companies are becoming increasingly global, whatever their industry, and that has become evident in the way in which many organisations have set up their IT infrastructure.

It is true that a company with a presence in other countries will have to rely on local cloud operators, it is still relatively simple to keep track of where data is being located.

In contrast, the alternative is to set up multiple data centres in a variety of countries; a practice that is both costly and inefficient. It is much harder to keep track of your data when it is stored in such a way as it is harder to collate and analyse.