The top 5 things you should be asking your potential cloud provider about security
By Yaldahhakim-Oracle on Jul 19, 2013
Cloud is changing the way we all do business- and we all know it is here to stay. But, what about the "issues" that linger around cloud? Security is the first one that comes to mind. Security is considered the number one inhibitor for organizations who are considering moving their business critical applications to a cloud based environment.
So, cloud is here to stay and security is a concern.. How do we get beyond the fear?
The first step is:
When evaluating a cloud solution, one of the first things to consider is the security “readiness” and qualifications of the potential cloud provider.
Some questions to ask are:
-What are your organization’s needs when it comes to security? Maybe you are in a highly regulated industry or in a country where you need to ensure your company adheres to specific regulations.
-What are your specific business and regulatory requirements for the data that you are looking to move to the cloud?
- Lastly, make a checklist of questions to ask your provider.
To get ideas on the questions to ask check out this new Quinstreet executive brief that highlights “The top 5 things you should ask your potential cloud provider when it comes to security”.