IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 12
A cloud managed service provider can help with data protection
ata security is a critical component of a comprehensive risk management
strategy. Organizations must analyze their security risk, taking into account
factors such as industry, types of data being stored, the value of the data and
the threats most likely to impact the business. Then they need to decide how much risk
they're willing to accept versus how much they're willing to spend on security.
is a freelance
for more than a
"You have to do a risk
calculation," says Tony Petta,
IBM Cloud Managed Services
Compliance and Audit focal.
"Look at your data and determine
its value. Then you know that
if a breach occurs, you might
lose this much data that has
this much value financially, in
reputation or otherwise. Draw
your line on risk and base your
security decisions on that."
Picking the right cloud
managed service provider (MSP)
is an important way to ensure
data is optimally protected.
Cloud Can Be Secure
Over the last several years, as
organizations have gained a
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better understanding of how
cloud works, their perceptions
have changed. They now realize
high-level data in the cloud can
be secure. Even if multiple VMs
share a cloud, each machine's
data can be protected so others
can't access it.
Companies increasingly view
the cloud as a cost-effective