Many organizations have embraced cloud computing to host their data and applications. Still, cloud computing is far from perfect. On the contrary, serious security risks can be posed by moving data and applications from conventional enterprise data centers into cloud environments, especially public clouds.
Even in private clouds, organizations face increased risks posed by having multiple data sets and applications sharing the same physical server. This is particularly noteworthy when the data is sensitive, such as the personally identifiable information (PII) of customers or employees.