Cloud is increasingly becoming popular as more companies have noticed the benefits it offers, such as reliability and security. Cloud provides companies flexibility and, when implemented correctly, cloud can increase the efficiency of your business. However, while there are many benefits of the cloud, it also comes with a few risks.
The Risks of Cloud if Not Done Right
Data theft – Cybercriminals can get into your network using stolen credentials and access sensitive information. Once in, cybercriminals can infect and misuse data for their own use by, for example, demanding a ransom.
Stored data can be lost – It is possible to lose data in the cloud through a cyberattack, natural disaster, or a data wipe. Loss of data is a cloud security risk that is hard to handle because once it is lost, there are few steps businesses can take to recover that data.
Human error – Employee mistakes and lack of awareness remain one of the biggest security issues. An individual can download malicious software or open an infected file, and unknowingly put your entire firm at risk. Many successful cyberattacks are results of cybercriminals preying on the vulnerabilities of humans to successfully gain access to an organization’s data. Phishing attacks are an example of human error security risks because these attacks are designed to trick individuals into exposing sensitive information.
Cloud Done Right
To overcome these risks, reliable cloud service providers should have many security procedures in place to protect sensitive information. Here at Tabush Group, we employ the best technology, coupled with our highly-skilled team, to ensure our cloud is always protected. Here are a few ways Tabush Group makes sure your data is protected:
Updates – One of the most effective ways of ensuring data security is to keep all applications and security measures up-to-date. Cyberattacks often exploit software vulnerabilities, which are often addressed in more recent versions and updates.
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) – MFA is a critical security component where users are required to enter a secondary verification code, along with their password, to confirm their identity, such as code sent to your email or phone.
Backups – Frequent and multiple off-site data backups ensure a quick return to normal operations in the case of data loss. At Tabush Group, we back up client data to our private cloud, which is secured and monitored 24x7x365.
Data encryption – An important way to protect your data from others getting ahold of it is with end-to-end encryption. With encryption, transporting data gets harder to be exposed while files are in transit, such as files emailed or uploaded. Boxtop is built with enterprise-level encryption, firewalls, and malware protection to ensure your data is always protected.
With the right cloud service partner, your data is more secure in the cloud than any other place.
To minimize the risks, you need to make sure you choose the right cloud partner. Tabush Group delivers the best services for you and allows you to focus on your own business rather than cloud security issues.
Are you interested in selecting the right cloud provider for your firm? To learn more, request our free demo of Boxtop now.