Ten years ago, I wrote a post titled: Cloud Computing and the Security Paradox. In this ancient post I argued that the claim of insufficient Security of the Public Clouds systems is based on a perception that what is not controlled by the Enterprise within its Data Center is less secured. However, Public Clouds Security was better than assumed based on our perception.
Sometimes it was better than the Security of Data and Systems located within the Enterprise's Data center.
The COVID-10 magnified the Security Risks and the Public Clouds are more Secured than many Private systems.
The enhanced Threats landscape
The COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions changed dramatically the way people collaborate and interact. The Security measures, Procedures, Policies and tools should be adapted to the new interaction style.
Adaptation is a continuos Process therefore the vulnerability is higher than before COVID-19.
Main reasons for the higher vulnerability are summarized in the following bullets:
1. Work from home
The Client Security and the Home Network Security is not as robust as the Enterprise Security.
Some Employees had worked from home sometimes, but the magnitude is different: Many employees are working only remotely from their company's offices.
2. Charecteristics of Remote Workers
5. Meeting Solutions
Non-Technological Users, such as people using Meeting Solutions to conduct virtual meetings with their grand children may not use or may use improperly existing Security features of the Meeting Solutions.