In today's massively connected world, almost every facet of your business will have an IT element. For that reason, it's more important than ever to keep your sensitive data safe and secure. Quality security systems are a critical part of this – threats can come from multiple sources, and it's vital to meet and deal with them as quickly and effectively as possible. But there's more to keeping data secure.
The use of cloud based applications can make things easier for your business: you can save money on infrastructure and let someone else manage the day-to-day hardware and software headaches. However, using the cloud in your business can invite headaches of its own, especially when it comes to ensuring the safety of your data. With security breaches reported worldwide at large and small firms alike, this has become a huge issue for consumers and all stakeholders in any business with a lot of data to store (which is just about every organisation). Here are some ways to ensure the security of your business data when using the cloud.
Edward Snowden showed the world what can happen if information is not adequately protected. As an insider to the NSA (National Security Agency) he had access to very sensitive information, and while he was in the organisation that access was necessary. No doubt there would have been pretty solid authentication and access controls in place, but if your trust is misplaced they are no security at all!