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I recommended to a friend that code would be better off stored in the cloud in Google or Amazon or some other big cloud provider than in one's home due to Google and/or Amazon having arguably the best coders/personnel in the world securing their infrastructure. My friend has secured their home network but I told them that a home network/server could not compare in anyway to what Google or Amazon provides from a security perspective seeing that they have extremely talented people ensuring their infrastructure is secure.

I (as a web developer) have recommended to many IT oriented friends that I have talked with to move things into the cloud for the security and redundancy that is the combination of multitudes of engineers working on. One person attempting to secure their home network just can't compare to the talent that big vendors like Google and Amazon have.

Ultimately, am I right to state that one person securing a home network/server can't compare to the world's best engineers securing infrastructures in huge companies like Google and Amazon?

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    While I think this is an interesting question for discussion, I think it's also out of scope for this site as primarily opinion-based. – Jesse K Aug 14 '17 at 17:24
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    Related question: Are you planning on moving into a Google datacenter to do your work? If not, what are you doing to secure the code while it is checked out on your PC? – Cort Ammon Aug 14 '17 at 17:55
  • @CortAmmon Good question/consideration. One could move source code to the cloud but read/write it from an insecure PC and compromise it that way. – Zack Macomber Aug 14 '17 at 18:01
  • Hackers always take the easy way. =) – Cort Ammon Aug 14 '17 at 18:03
  • that they have extremely talented people ensuring their infrastructure is secure. ... from DVD copies, Chinese companies doing uninterrupted business, people who don't want total surveillance, and several other things? Sure, and the nice NSA is helping them. lol ... And if this isn't enough, cost. Answer to your last sentence, absolutely not. – deviantfan Aug 14 '17 at 18:48

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