The Shared Responsibility Model, cloud security, and what I need to know about it

The Shared Responsibility Model, cloud security, and what I need to know about it

Posted on August 11th, 2017

Did you know you are responsible for encrypting your own data inside cloud services? Most don’t. And it’s understandable. We entrust our digital assets to any number of cloud services these days, from your photos stored on iCloud to your entire online business infrastructure in Amazon servers.

The thing is, there’s a disconnect between what people see as cloud security and what cloud service providers actually do security-wise. Their job is protecting the infrastructure of the cloud service, however they are not responsible for protecting your digital property inside the cloud. This means that unencrypted digital property is at risk if the cloud service is breached.

A good example of this is when we use parking facilities. We park the car inside a secure building with cameras, entrance barriers, and security guards, yet we still lock the car door before leaving. If someone slips past this security infrastructure, an all-too inviting, unlocked car would be theirs for the taking. This is the essence of Shared Responsibility.

The vast majority of private users don’t implement any additional security for their digital property in cloud services. What may be surprising is that SMEs and digital professionals are also highly likely to use insufficient security measures.

So how do we get started with Shared Responsibility? This is the core of our mission. We want Filebolt to be a service that helps those most at risk protect their digital assets in a simple, painless way. Download our app, register, and protect your digital property. It’s that simple, yet this small step adds a critical extra layer of protection.

We live in a cloud-based world – shared responsibility is the area where we can have the most impact in 2017 and beyond. We want to help you do your part.


The Filebolt team