SecurityWeek recently featured CloudLock CEO and Co-Founder Gil Zimmermann’s article, “The Fallacy of the Silver Bullet for Cloud Security.”
Over the holidays, I had had dinner with an old friend who works as the CIO of a large financial services industry. Over the course of the evening, our conversation drifted between his organization’s plans for adopting a major cloud platform to host their sales and marketing data.
Toward the end of the last year, I wrote about the challenges and opportunities that adopting a cloud platform will bring to an increasing number of organizations in 2014. My friend covered many of them during our conversation: the risk that their regulated data could be inadvertently leaked to external agents, staff with permission to access account data from their new iPads and phones and laptops, some of which would inevitably be left in a hotel room or on a conference room table in the new year, and the overall problem of how they would keep their data secure and in compliance without losing the benefits of the cloud strategy itself (namely, reduced IT cost, simplified technology management, and increased collaboration).
Over dessert, he leaned in and said, “But that’s what encryption is for, right?”