We live in a world where more and more of our personal information is held online. It’s often a single source of truth about us, the place where health information and financial records are stored and managed, used to make decisions about what we can and can’t do. Critical business records are stored online, finally replacing paper for contracts and for important transactions.
But how do we know that data is secure? There’s a certain trust in an encrypted hard drive sitting in a PC under your desk or even in your data center. But what about the cloud? So much of our compute and storage has migrated to services like Azure, either using cloud-native compute or lifted and shifted as virtual infrastructures. Now our data is just one tenant among many in a shared infrastructure where we have no control over how it’s stored and managed.
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