What your provider won’t tell you about cloud security

Their self-interest may cause your cloud providers to omit these cloud-security best practices in their advice to you

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Everyone loves insider tips. In the case of cloud computing, the tips that matter are mostly about cloud security approaches and technology.

Here are three cloud security tips that your cloud provider won't want to tell you. But I will.

Tip 1: Cloud security should be decoupled from specific cloud providers

While the cloud-native security services are handy and work well, you limit yourself when your security services come from a single provider.

It’s a multicloud world, and security needs to rise above the cloud providers you use now or in the future. If you use cloud-native security services from each provider, you’ll have security around a single cloud instance, but you won't get holistic cloud security. That means your security services will be much more complex, which increases cost and the risk of a gap or that a cloud security service will fail.

The end game is to mix different security systems, both cloud-native and not, to define the best target cloud solution that also supports multicloud. Although this approach will cost more at first, it’s a better bet considering that you’re likely to have more than one public cloud under management that will also need to be secured.

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