- Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:03 am
Oldbod wrote:Microsoft offer 5TB of storage with their £80 a year office365 subscription model. That's amazingly cheap, and the only way it can be done is with no personal interest in your data. (And probably only a very small %takeup). Cloud providers are hugely motivated to keep the generic whole safe, but OTOH have very little interest in your data personally. They are also an obvious target for malicious attention, because of the effect a successful attack will have.
So I'd entirely agree - use them by all means, but assume that anything stored there is vulnerable. Good practise used to be airgap, and a suitable geographic distance between where you keep instantaneous/daily backups and your backup(s) of last resort. You might argue the cloud provider gives that geographic separation. Gfs,as it was back in the mists of time....
Yes, beautiful offer, hard to refuse.
Imagine a scenario where you have all your data "safe", "insured", "blabla" in such a location.
And suddenly in a morning you discover that not only your website is down, but also your own access to your own data it's denied. Why? I'm almost sure that you cannot image the answer that you might receive: "For your own good!".
Now go with the imagination a liitle bit further and imagine that your business resides in such a "100% safe" location. Sudden death. But don't become to worry, you will receive appologies in a month or two or six afther that, it's was just a "glitch" in the AI and you, your business, etc are just some insignifiant collateral damage. Sounds to SF to you? Unfortunately it's closer to the reality than I like...