What is different about Cloud Security?

Dec 2018

Develop a cloud security strategy? I am always puzzled when I face with open questions with the word strategy involved. Strategy, by definition, is the plan of actions to achieve long term goals. In the case of an enterprise, these goals are naturally driven by the business context; vision, priorities, opportunities, risks. etc. Cloud is just another way of sourcing technology infrastructure and application services. Clearly, choices are more versatile than ever and bring opportunities to the enterprise for agility, resiliency and economy (if only you do it right). Business strategy should drive the choices for the cloud, not the other way around, and Cyber Security (as an IT function) just need to follow the service model, i.e., protect the components you control, and get warranties from the provider for the components outside your control. So, what is different about cloud security?