Using Your Personal Credit Card for Cloud Services? Beware the Risks!
Since cloud providers Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have been providing services, eager development teams have been ready to use said services — which can provide freedom from (what is perceived as) stringent infrastructure services where their applications are typically housed. While the reasons (compliance, security, stability, etc.) behind infrastructure services being so stringent are justified, application teams don’t always share the same concerns. In fact, some teams have been so eager that they opted to use a personal credit card (not tied to the corporation) just to keep the ball rolling once the free portion of the evaluation had ended.
In fact, I remember personally hearing a C-level executive tell me, "I will give you my personal credit card so there is no hold up to get things going." The hold up, so to speak, were delays in getting shared corporate services onboard with the idea or waiting for the proper procurement workflows or change control processes to be completed.
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May 24, 2017 at 10:51AM