How Secure Is Your Cloud Solution?

How secure is your cloud solution?

You finally decided to migrate all your applications, programs and data to the cloud so you can take advantage of benefits such as increased efficiency, greater flexibility and easier implementation of back up and data recovery solutions, regardless of the size of your business.

But have you adequately protected your business against the most common threats associated with cloud computing?

Here’s a few things to look out for:

The real threat of data breaches – with your business operating in the cloud, you can store vast amounts of sensitive data. Unfortunately for you, this makes you a great target in the eyes of a potential attacker. If threats are not taken seriously, companies may fail to appropriately mitigate the risk of an attack.

Compromised credentials – with the kind of Cyber security tools available today, a lowercase password can be hacked in less than 10 minutes. Weak passwords are an easy gateway to all your sensitive corporate data.

Access all areas - the fact that sensitive data and resources can be access from anywhere on the internet increase the importance of verifying the identity of the user.

Shared technology = shared dangers – sometimes, sharing isn’t caring; if a threat arises in any shared infrastructure, application or platform, everyone who shares that technology is affected.

And here are some tips to protect your business:

Proper management of Cyber security is essential for all businesses.  Communicating the very real seriousness of a threat and the significance of the implications on the business must not be overlooked and showing people simple measures they can implement can be very effective in doing so. Such as…

Creating strong passwords at least 8 characters in length, with a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols, and avoiding memorable words such as family names or birthdays makes a password significantly harder to hack.

Having multi-level verification processes can ensure the user is gaining access from a secure environment, that they are who they say they are, and have the permission to gain access.

For some businesses, choosing a private cloud solution such as FitzCloud can provide an added layer of security and control as all information is stored on a server that no other company has access to. We have a range of powerful, secure and scalable solutions for your business. Click the button below to find out more...

There are other risks associated with cloud computing such as compliance and legal risks. For example, the cloud provider must be able to prove their compliance with relevant requirements otherwise the certification of the cloud users compliance could be compromised.

If you would like more information on compliant cloud computing, call our team today on 0203 727 6021 to see how we can help!

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