Choosing the ‘right’ public, private and hybrid cloud for your security needs11 Aug 2020 | Marc Brown
Unfortunately, many organisations face pressure from organisational leadership to move quickly, as they are focused on business continuity needs, expected operational efficiencies, and bottom-line cost savings. This rush to adopt cloud services, potentially on the wrong cloud deployment model and insufficient controls, can become your Achilles heel.
The focus of this blog is to discuss the differences between public, private and hybrid Clouds to help you decide which type is best for your needs. The following high-level definitions can summarise Cloud models:
For organisations, the most significant deciding factors that should dictate the use of public, private and hybrid cloud deployments are data/app classification, data privacy and control (i.e., sovereignty), and access requirements, as described in the table below.
Unfortunately, there are several other factors and details that must be considered beyond data centre location, cloud service management, and tenancy. Organisations also have to factor in their application stack requirements and the human resources needed (i.e., information security, network security, security operations, etc.) to secure them. Organisations need to think about asset management, governance, compliance, hiring or outsourcing, and more.
Irrespective of the cloud model your organisation chooses, your leadership team must understand that they own and must be accountable for the risk. Often organisations feel they are outsourcing the risk accountability to the cloud service provider and application vendors. This is not the case.
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