Learn about the different types of cloud service offerings, the advantages and disadvantages of cloud security, and risk mitigation strategies.
- [Bob] Hi, everybody, and welcome to the Security for Cloud Services course. My name is Bob Bowles. First, I want to thank all of you for taking time out of your busy schedule to take this course, and I hope you will find it informative and useful. Let's take a quick look at what is happening in the industry. Just as companies and organizations are abandoning copper wire and moving to mobile, so is the trend of abandoning on premise hosting and moving to cloud computing. In the past, people would run applications on their personal computers or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or a server in the building.
They use their networks for file storage, email, printer sharing, and such. Since they had been using personal computers so much, and having control of their data and processing, many were afraid to let go and trust a physical network. Most of us want to control our data, our jobs, our destiny, and our lives. I can remember when a lot of people would not trust computers at all. People do not like change, so many have to adapt gradually to new technologies before they sink their trust into a new technology.
For years, we were used to client server environments where the processing and the storage of data was shared between the server and the client computer. Now with Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger, people are using the cloud whether they realize it or not. With every new technology and all the benefits, there also come some precautions and security risk. Remember years ago when Windows 98 came out? They talked about how this corrected 500 bugs in Windows NT. What they didn't tell you was how many bugs Windows 98 was bringing to the party.
Hopefully, this course will introduce you to some of the security risks with cloud computing, and how to mitigate them. Next up is what you should know
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