“[T]he most prevalent issues are redundant passwords or passwords taped to computers or people clicking on a phishing email. Those are the kinds of things that if you could cut those out, then it won’t matter where this stuff is,” Robbins said.
Companies were warned by Washington-based SolarWinds following a major breach that they are responsible for securing their on-premises infrastructure and urged to move to the cloud for greater security. However, others, including Robbins, counter that a combination of on-premises and cloud environments is the ideal model for most businesses.
Presidio President and CEO Bob Cagnazzi added that instead of comparing cloud security versus on-premises, it’s better to analyze an organization’s specific security needs based on their workload, to see which environment is more suited for each workload.