Public Cloud Servers, Are They Secure?

Bit Ninja

Very interesting read, this article about the security of cloud hosting on the corporate blog of hosting provider Layered Tech.

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“You’ll first need a sophisticated understanding of what the word ‘security’ means to you,” says Timothy Chou, lecturer at Stanford University.

Timothy Chou, lecturer on cloud computing at Stanford University shares his knowledge in the blog posting and explains that the questions ‘Is it safe?’ or ‘Is it secure?’ – referring to public cloud and the use of cloud servers – can’t be answered, unless you create a more sophisticated understanding of what the word ‘security’ means.

Chou states that a business-application based on public cloud and the use of cloud servers is secured if, and only if, it meets your definition of ‘security’ in 5 key areas: hardening; identity and access management; auditing; testing; and compliance.

The lecturer at Stanford University concludes his Layered Tech blog posting by saying that he hopes people will purchase public cloud servers only after they’ve first made their definition of security based on these five pillars, so they’ll be able to determine whether ‘It is safe and secure’.