As companies race to the cloud to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and foster flexibility and agility, they are creating a patchwork of different cybersecurity protocols and policies, which compounds management challenges and opens doors to new risks.

Private cloud data stored on-premises and accessed over a private IT network are potentially vulnerable to data leaks or man-in-the-middle attacks. Hybrid cloud reduces the risk of cybersecurity threats, but care must be given to managing the security of the overall IT architecture when there is a mix of public and private cloud deployments, says Scott Schober (@ScottBVS), president and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems Inc.

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