Adopting a Cloud-First Mindset: How Operational Resilience and Security Issues Change Without On-Premises Infrastructure

Although cloud computing has been available for years, COVID-19 accelerated cloud adoption across businesses as centralized office locations shuttered and workers scattered. Increasingly, companies are not simply moving pieces of their infrastructure to cloud-computing platforms; they are changing their approaches to use cloud services as much as possible in lieu of on-premises infrastructures. We distill insights from a recent ACA Group webinar that addressed issues related to how cybersecurity and operational resilience differ in a cloud-first versus an on-premises environment. See our two-part series on allocating risk in cloud-computing relationships: “Spectrum of Offerings” (Dec. 4, 2019); and “Key Legal Issues” (Dec. 11, 2019).

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