The Houston, Texas office of cloud services provider Amazon Web Services (AWS). (Tony Webster from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

If you think you can audit your cloud-based IT infrastructure the exact same way that you assess security and privacy on a traditional on-premises network, you may be due for a reality check.

While the objective may be the same, it’s a very different process that requires its own set of skills and knowledge. With the movement toward cloud growing stronger by the day, organizations are quickly going to have to pick up on those variances. And IT professionals who show they can adjust have a golden opportunity to advance their careers. 

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