Cloud computing has been a lifesaver (or more specifically a space saver) for many businesses because the technology alleviates the need to have physical access to the limited digital space a hard drive can provide. Having storage space in the Cloud not only means you have limitless amounts of storage space at your fingertips, but it also gives you the advantage of allowing you to access your data anywhere in the world.
However, even with the many advantages of cloud computing, there are concerns over the security of the data stored in the cloud.
What poses a threat to cloud data?
Failing to provide sufficient protection to your business’s cloud storage makes your data just as vulnerable as the internet when it comes to security threats. According to Cloud Tech News, some of these threats include:
- Cyber Attacks. Storing all of your data in a fragile cloud storage solution not only increases the risk of a data breach, but it can also make you a magnet to hackers. Cloud storage data is particularly attractive to cyber criminals because they know that companies who use the Cloud tend to store large volumes of data.
- Stolen Passwords. Having your password stolen is one of the most common threats to the Cloud. You are most at risk for having a password hacked if all of your accounts are daisy-chained under a single cloud. In this situation, a hacker can gain access to all of your data with one password. To combat this, have separate passwords for each account and don’t keep personal information with your work cloud.
- Losing Data. If your company’s cloud server crashes or fails, your company may lose your data permanently or be without access until the problem can be resolved. For a normal business, this can be devastating. And for a company like Amazon, an outage can be catastrophic due to the vast number of other companies who rely on their services.
With proper security measures and user training, most companies will not have to worry about their cloud platform becoming a target for cyber criminals.
Learn how to ensure you have proper cloud security by talking to the expert at Innovative Architects. We can help you choose the correct cloud computing solution (and level of security) for your business. Contact us to get started today.