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WHAT IS CLOUD STORAGE?

At it’s root, cloud storage is online data storage supplied by a third-party provider. Cloud storage lets you store your files, pictures, videos etc. on the server of your provider of choice. The disadvantage of cloud storage is that you don’t have direct control of those files because they’re not saved within your own walls. On the other hand, there are some important advantages, including:

1. Visibility: You don’t have to be tied down to a particular work station. You can access your files through a secure connection.

2. Bandwidth: It is less confusing to send and receive files. You can just send a link to that file in your drive and provide access to whomever you choose. …


THE BENEFITS
The open source software model provides organizations with great benefits: it can be less expensive and provide more flexibility than a typical commercial off-the shelf application. From an economical point of view, there is a cost benefit: for cash-strapped organizations looking to save money on the front end, open sourced software is a tempting option. From a usability standpoint, you have more freedom to look at the code internally and not be locked down in contracts with other vendors.

THE COSTS & THE SECURITY DOWNSIDE
If you do decide to leverage open sourced components, there are certain costs and downsides to be aware of. Your financial costs will add up with every man-hour you allocate to this task. …


The typical Chief Information Security Officer has a unique set of skills and experiences that allow them to adapt to almost any corporate culture. In order to get the most out of your relationship with your CISO, it will be helpful for you to understand what makes them tick.

MENTALITY AND SKILL-SETS

CISO’s are usually good communicators with strong analytical capabilities. They can creatively think outside the box, systematically implement cyber security controls and assess the most dangerous cyber threats. …

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