With so much talk about cloud computing and the huge debate about whether or not it will actually take off, here’s a few reasons why we think that IT security professionals should be taking note of cloud computing just in case. At present Google has announced to introduce new “Google Cloud Region” which is projected to start in Mumbai in the year 2017.
The local region will assist to build Google Cloud Platform services faster for the Indian clients, developing differentiators which are already inspiring the companies to prefer Google as their sole partner.
With almost one billion end users, Google Cloud has expanded important grip in India as well as across the globe.
The prospect for IT security accountability to be outsourced, OK, so from a regulatory perspective a company is responsible for all its own IT security, however, in the press cloud computing offers companies the chance to distance themselves and limit the impact to their own brand reputation. “The client data was lost from a cloud storage provider not us – we don’t house IT” is an excuse that could diffuse reputation issues quite significantly.
Cloud security skills may be different from traditional IT security skills. It’s likely that the only insight in to your own security will be that which your cloud provider offers you. This will limit or wipe out the possibility of on-site audits (to whenever your provider see fit) pen-testing, file system forensic analysis etc.
Cloud is coming
Whether Cloud computing is going to take off to the extent that in-house security is a thing of the past or if it simply works alongside as an additional option to traditional IT security methods, what is clear is that cloud is coming. With investments from some of the world’s biggest tech companies including the IBM, the Google, Amazon as well as Microsoft, the amount of money involved in the cloud computing is in the region of hundreds of millions of dollars.
You could end up working for a cloud computing provider
Cloud computing is here and as it grows is going to need IT security specialists. Although the skills and knowledge required are likely to be different to traditional IT security jobs, people with experience in these areas are likely to be in high demand.