Of all the myths that cling to cloud computing, the pervasiveness and persistence of this one is the easiest to understand. It stems from a misunderstanding of enterprise cloud infrastructure, and how it is, or should be, protected.
Modern enterprise cloud is fortified with such an array of cutting-edge defense mechanisms and incorporate such deep, layered security best practices that one of the most common reasons firms share for their decision to migrate their data to the cloud is to reduce their risk exposure.
With infrastructures monitored 24/7/365 by expert, dedicated security teams, best-of-breed network and security tools as standard, and a battalion of sophisticated algorithms continuously examining and safekeeping data at every layer, no on-premises server network can offer the same degree of protection. Even if they could, the cost would be astronomical.
So rigorously is corporate data sectioned, encrypted, and separated from data belonging to other organizations that not even the cloud service provider itself can access it.