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Security can make or break your Azure project

security-experts-at-trend-micro-note-that-cloud-encryption-a-cornerstone_459_637835_0_14091055_300All or nothing is a really bad strategy for securing your Microsoft Azure workloads. Security in Azure is very much a shared responsibility. You need to know exactly what it is that you must secure, and what is covered by Microsoft.

Microsoft provides robust physical security, network infrastructure, and virtualization layer. Ideally, you will match their excellence with equally robust security for your workloads, including operating system, applications, and data.

But there’s a small catch. If you try to use traditional security to protect your applications and data in the cloud, you risk slowing your Azure project with needless complexity. There’s a simpler and more effective solution.  Continue reading

Security is a shared responsibility

We are living in exciting times. The way we work is radically changing. We see businesses transforming into digital businesses, relying on social, mobile, analytics and cloud. Not only for collaboration purposes, but also for data storage, email, insights, etc.  When it comes to the cloud industry, we see great names as Microsoft, Amazon and Google Apps. They have extensive experience and yes, they have taken security measures to protect the data you trust them with. This, however, does not mean you can put your feet up and leave the security aspect entirely in the third parties’ hands.

So not only the way we work has changed, the way we should handle security should change too… Take greater control, maintain higher levels of security.  Continue reading