When the subject of public cloud computing comes-up, it is inevitable that the concept of ‘risk’ soon follows. But the greatest risk to an organization considering public cloud is not security, it is cost.
Despite the billions of dollars spent annually by government and private industry to protect their networks and critical data assets, the large majority of breaches can be tied directly to human error and/or a breakdown in protocol.
In order to win the war with today’s cybercriminals that are using the same attack vectors on a massive scale, a real-time, automated information platform that pre-empts ongoing attacks is an imperative.
Trust comes at a price. However, while IT security professionals understand this, they often treat trust as an afterthought. As a result, companies suffer the consequences in unexpected recovery costs and failed business relationships.
Even the most security diligent organizations realize that breaches are no longer a question of ‘if’ but a question of ‘when.’ Preparing for a cyber attack must include containing the damage and more rapidly restoring systems to trusted states.
Today’s businesses must be able to rapidly adapt to changing market conditions – to support a new venture, merger/acquisition, etc. As business needs change, so too must the underlying security policies.