This chapter aims to give a pragmatic overview of some of the potential security benefits and potential pitfalls of working in the Cloud. From the security perspective, working in the Cloud typically tends to be neither intrinsically better nor worse than on-premises – just different.

Security benefits

Like beauty, security is very much in the eye of the beholder. Which is a slightly pretentious way of saying that 'good' security is (or at least should be) dependent upon the context of your organisation in terms of the nature of your business, the threats and vulnerabilities to which your business is exposed and the risk appetite of your organisation. What is 'secure' for one organisation may be viewed as inadequate ...

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