We speak with business owners every day about how to help make their team more productive, mitigate the risks in their business, and get more done. Recently we’ve noticed a dangerous trend: Business owners treat the ‘cloud’ and the security of the ‘cloud’ the same way that they treated their on-premises networks: In short, they don’t care.
They assume that ‘someone else is taking care of the security. This mindset is extremely dangerous. In the traditional model of on-premises IT infrastructure, it was the responsibility of IT to secure the perimeter of the network. Essentially, that involved installing a good firewall, only opening ports that were needed, purchase good security software – rinse and repeat. With the cloud – this has all changed. While the security of your network is important, in many cases, the network is just the mechanism you use to get out to the cloud, where your data is now physically located.
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