Debunk: A common complaint heard is that cloud is riskier than your standard on-premise when it comes to storing data. Not true. You have more control over how your data is stored, shared, and secured as well as what the end user will be able to do with it. Yes it’s true, outages happen, but technology – like humans – isn’t full proof. You need to ensure you pick the right backup strategy depending on your business.
As for the cloud not being secure, I’m sure you watched on the news as companies like Citibank and Sony experienced data breaches. However, there’s always a lesson learned from mistakes and security, both physical and virtual, has beefed up.
It’s also smarter. These data centers where cloud-based software is hosted has top of the link encryption and security tools. According to Daniel Saks, these “tools” include advanced intrusion and zero-day threat detection.