How Secure Is The Cloud?

  • 80% of all IT budgets will be committed to cloud solutions in 15 months.
  • 73% of companies are planning to move to a fully software-defined data centre within 2 years.
  • Hybrid cloud adoption grew 3 times in the last year, increasing from 19% to 57%.

These are some of the research findings of McAffe’s recent research report, Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky: The State of Cloud Adoption and Security .

Although most of the organizations have already realized the benefits of migrating to the cloud, one of the main question asked by potential users is “How secure is the cloud?”

The answer is, it’s even more secure than traditional computing systems. None of the most catastrophic hacks have been on the big public clouds. What makes them secure?

The three main reasons are mentioned below:

 – The service typically stores at least two copies of each piece of data, all in different places. To lose all your data, you need to have all three copies disappear from 2 different servers in 2 different locations simultaneously.

– Cloud storage allows you to grant other users you choose, read and write access. This eliminates the making copies and sharing them via different ways like sending them through email. The sharing is handled within the secure environment you are already using.

–All your data is stored in hard drives on machines in remote, physically highly secure data centers and they can be accessed only by you with your credentials (e.g. your password). You should concern about securing your local machine since your data on the cloud is already protected by data center security systems.