You probably have heard that regularly, major providers have hackers compromise them. To me, cloud security is getting worse, not better.
My RSS feed has several security feeds and I am amazed that almost every day a new major company is breached. It makes me wonder how they can spend so much money on security, and have such poor results. I have been at companies where IT security has been breached, but I wasn’t responsible for those areas when I worked there. Other companies were breached after I left, which isn’t a great feeling either. I asked, and begged for those companies to have better security and provided cost-saving alternatives but was overruled.
To me, if a company isn’t making security its #1 goal they are making a mistake. There are many poor motivated hackers to steal your information. This is not a scare tactic just reality. Almost every company that I have worked for has either been compromised by hackers or repeatedly compromised by hackers. This is the reality of what I see as a consultant every day.
It surprises me then when companies seem to take a caliver attitude towards security. They say things like “We aren’t big enough fish”. If you are a successful company you are a big enough fish. If you are a decision-maker and you aren’t making security the top priority you will get hacked. It is not a question of when.