The cloud has been a beneficial tool for many organizations, small and large. However, with the advantages of moving to the cloud, businesses have also experienced increased security concerns. Petabytes of sensitive data are now being handled via the cloud, which means cloud security has to be more than an afterthought.
Prior to the cloud, server rooms had their own on-premise security solutions that IT staff managed. As the cloud became more prevalent, giving up the autonomy that a local server offered was challenging, and some even put it off for months if not years.
What has emerged is in many scenarios a far superior security solution via cloud-based platforms, yet there is still accountability on the part of the cloud client.
Are You Secure?
Cloud security strategies need to include redundancies if you want total assurance that your data is secure. To gain this type of assurance, you choose a cloud provider that uses geographically disparate locations to store your data.
With data backed up in more than one location, should something occur at one data center that impacts the data, say a fire or natural disaster, you will still have your data safe and secure at a second, third, or fourth location.
Your network connections must be clean. Your cloud security strategy must take into account the prevalence of malware, which can become more than just a nuisance if you don’t know what to look for. A dirty network connection could compromise your data, an event from which some companies never recover.
Don’t Fear the Migration
If you’re considering a big move to the cloud, the anxiety that comes with such a move can be intense – but it doesn’t have to be. When you’re connected with the right technology and the right managed service provider, the risks associated with cloud security can be minimal.
Hackers are definitely innovative and can adapt quickly to new security measures, but thanks to the work of cloud vendors and third parties that continue to bolster cloud networks, staying ahead of cyber criminals is possible with strong technology that can assist you in managing your workload while keeping data secure.
If you want to strengthen your cloud security strategy, Compass Solutions has your back. We have 25-plus years of IT and telecom experience, so we know what technologies will fit your business. Contact us today and find out how we can assist you in protecting your data.