Many companies are now putting the cloud first in their IT strategy, particularly in terms of using public cloud services. Whether that makes sense or not is open to judgment, but the trend looks like it is here to stay. To date, however, there have been a few no-go areas for applications in the public cloud, especially in Germany, which has long championed data protection and privacy laws. Red flags have often been raised against cloud services in companies handling particularly sensitive data such as in the financial sector or contractors for public authorities. This is because although encryption is seen as the ultimate solution to cloud security and can be applied to transport routes in the cloud (in-transit) or to mass storage (at-rest), it cannot secure data during processing.
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