Eight years ago during the Azure public preview, we assured our customers and management that our cloud implementations were secure. Traditionally, for large corporations, databases and applications were placed behind a secure firewall. Securing internal networks from external threats was generally well understood and had been mastered over the previous decade. With public clouds, however, there are new concerns about security and public exposure to data and applications.
To secure our cloud environment, we continually implement the latest security tools and techniques. Every time we adopt a new technique or tool, our developers and operations teams resist the change. DevOps teams are reluctant to change because they do not want to break something that was working earlier. Regardless of pushback, maintaining the latest cloud security practices is essential in any modern enterprise environment.