Cloud and Your Credit Union

CU Insight, February 27, 2012

I was at a CU conference last week, listening to a discussion on cloud security when an examiner (on the panel of presenting experts) astounded me by saying, “Simply don’t do cloud”.  To say I was astonished would’ve been the understatement of the year.  This is the equivalent of 15 years ago when someone said, “Simply don’t do Internet”.  Or a mere three years ago, “Simply don’t do social networks”.  Such an overtly simplistic approach doesn’t consider that businesses must keep up with the times; you can’t stay away from the evolution of communications in a bid to avoid its inherent security implications.  I mean, do we stop driving because we could get into an accident?  No, we accept it as a possible occurrence and take steps to minimize the risks.  That same modus operandi should be implemented across the board, be it in decisions pertaining to new trends and technologies, or new ways of conducting business.  (Read more)


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