Microsoft’s cloud dominance comes with a security risk

With each cloud vendor doing its utmost to shove more features into its offerings and tie them all together, are we looking at a new technology monoculture? That is, a community of computers that run identical software — sharing the same vulnerabilities and, thus, threat of widespread failure in case of successful attack.

With so much moving into the public cloud, it’s imperative that we acknowledge the risks involved in being part of a larger attack surface than if we simply ran our business in our private datacenter. At the same time, it’s important to realize that the security features in a public cloud typically far outweigh whatever most organizations can do on their own.

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