Is the Cloud Dangerous?

One of the comments I received on my article on lessons learned from a fairly public online hacking was very concise:

“That’s why the cloud is dangerous.”

I think a lot of people feel that to varying degrees.

I disagree strongly.

I also think believing the cloud is dangerous prevents you from taking advantage of the things it can do for you — things like protecting your data…

… as well as a number of things you’re already doing, and have been doing for years.

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Footnotes & references

1: I don’t have the data to back it up, or I’d call it out more prominently in the article, but my feeling, based on being in this industry for as long as I have, is that by and large,the state of the art in online security is improving overall. If it seems like it’s happening more often, my sense is that it’s because there are more online services now than there ever have been. My gut tells me that the number of failings as a percentage of available online services is going down.