When it comes to the security of data centers, cloud service providers need to take into consideration strict measures to prevent attackers from gaining physical access to where these services are hosted.
Clearly, this is one of the most important aspects of security, for some cloud services providers being as important as data security is.
“It goes without saying that the physical security of the data centers where cloud services are hosted is a very important aspect of security to all of the customers I talk to,” Tim Rains, director, Trustworthy Computing, notes in a recent blog post.
“After all, if an attacker can gain physical access to the hardware hosting a service and storing sensitive data, that attacker has a range of malicious options available to them including attempting to steal or damage services and data,” he continues.
In the latest installment of the Cloud Fundamentals Video Series, Tim Rains discusses the security of data centers with Mark Estberg, a senior director in Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services, who works in the group responsible for managing the security of Microsoft’s data centers.
According to Mark Estberg, Microsoft takes the physical security of the data centers hosting its cloud services very seriously.
When it comes to these data centers at Microsoft “we provide increasing levels of physical security from the outside perimeter in closer to the assets,” he said.
In the latest episode of Trustworthy Computing’s Cloud Fundamentals video series, Estberg offers details on what data center security involves.
All those who are interested in learning some more info on how Microsoft engages in the physical security of its data centers should have a look at the video embedded below.
For those who are not familiar with the Cloud Fundamentals video series from Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing, we should say that they offer a range of details on what cloud services involve, as well as on what the security of cloud data is all about.