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BrandPost: Déjà Vu: Moving to the Cloud Means Losing Visibility and Control All Over Again

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    If you have been in IT security as long as I have, when it comes to moving to cloud, you are feeling a certain sense of déjà vu. We have been here before, this place of uncertainty, where we lack visibility into and control over our sensitive data.

    Think back to the first wave of the digital revolution in the early to mid-‘90s, when our organizations were just connecting to the Internet and every user in the company now had Internet access. At first, we had little or no visibility into what was coming into or out of our network. We put in basic firewalls to give us granular access control and activity logging, and we now had a secure perimeter that allowed us to see and control that new traffic. Of course, every few years a new set of holes was created in that perimeter – our first websites, business-to-business email, dial-up, wireless access, etc. In each case we had to deploy new security solutions to re-secure our network perimeter.

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