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Now that the dust is settling around last month’s Sony Pictures hack, companies around the globe are asking “How can we avoid such a devastating data breach?” The emerging answer seems to be cloud computing. The resources that the leading cloud providers – such as Amazon Web Services (aws) and Microsoft Azure – have committed to security is unmatched and exponentially superior to any on-premise or local data center offerings.

If you want a well-informed and comprehensive discussion of the Sony hack and how it could have been prevented in the cloud, Kurt Marko’s recent article for Forbes Tech is a must-read, concluding that “data security and protection are best left to those with a deep bench of security pros.”

Blue Sentry is an advanced-tier Amazon Web Services (aws) consulting partner specializing in application and data migrations, expert managed services and virtual desktops. Blue Sentry serves clients globally, with operations in North Carolina and South Carolina.