Kicking off a cloud-first strategy without considering security measures can cloud your judgment
SecurityToday–“Cloud first” has been the mantra of the better part of the last decade for many businesses. The argument, as it goes, is that the only way forward is to focus on building your business with cloud computing at the forefront of your efforts. And while the cloud may be paramount in offering previously unavailable efficiencies and capabilities, kicking off a cloud-first strategy without considering security measures can cloud your judgment.
Many companies operate with a tunnel vision, quickly jumping to adopt cloud technologies without understanding the nuances and implications. Saving on equipment and administration costs are tempting features for any business’ bottom line, but with eyes on this prize, they often gloss over a critical aspect: security. For a business that has never been hacked, existing security protocols seem sufficient, but moving to the cloud presents a new range of security challenges. Companies that opt for a cloud-first strategy risk leaving themselves exposed.