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Let's talk about ships, airplanes and clouds today. Excuse me? You've heard us well. But first things first: an intro.

When we say “Cloud-Ready Security” we’re talking about the importance of tightening up on security controls, systems and policies within the enterprise, so that when the business’s use of cloud technologies hits the big time, their security is ready for the unavoidable wild and unstructured growth in users, devices, applications, and information exchanges. Two analogies that work well here are to do with ships and airplanes (ah, here they are!). The captain of the ship will want to batten down the hatches to prepare for an approaching storm, and the airplane captain will instruct passengers to fasten their safety belts when he knows turbulence lies ahead. That is essentially what we mean when we ask, “Is your security cloud-ready?”