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  • A New Take on Cloud Shared Responsibility by Dave Shackleford - December 22, 2020 

    As the use of cloud computing has grown, so has the concept of the shared responsibility model for data protection and cybersecurity in general. While not a new concept, the nature of shared security responsibilities has changed with the advent of the cloud. While all cloud providers are wholly responsible for physical security of their data center environments, data center disaster recovery planning, business continuity, and legal and personnel requirements that pertain to security of their operating environments, cloud customers still need to plan for their own disaster recovery and continuity processes, particularly in IaaS clouds where they are building infrastructure.

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