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Keeping Your Customer (and your Company) Secure in the Cloud
Cloud Security protecting your data is paramount to keeping your business operating in the modern age of cloud computing. The digital transition that takes place when migrating to the cloud comes with a need to protect your data as the cloud computing landscape cannot be separated from this aspect of cloud security without risking data breaches. Cloud Security aids in providing metrics to stop threats both external and internal by using various tools like user and device authentication, access control privileges, and data privacy measures.
The cloud keeps your data secure through multiple layers of authentication, access control levels, and available backups in case of breach.
Data Security is Paramount to Responsible and Ethical Business
The importance of data can’t be overstated. It’s what drives modern businesses and helps to inform decisions. The world runs on data and data analytics, which is why businesses have an obligation to protect the data of their customers and of their company. We’ve recently seen how breaches can happen to any company, but that does not mean that complacency is an answer. In fact, quite the opposite. It is ever more important for a business to do what it can to secure its interests and protect the data it collects. If data is currency, then cloud services are Fort Knox.
Access and Security
Global IP Networks CloudKeySM platform isn’t just about unlocking a world of capabilities. It’s also about securing your data through the highest level of control for your network. Still, many executives may be hesitant about adopting the cloud to store their data due to security concerns. But with the right team, cloud storage is a secure and economical option for any company. The cloud allows for greater accessibility and easier access for remote workers with any device. It also means that the necessary work doesn’t just get left at the office. However, this ease of access only comes after layers of protection to ensure that bad actors stay out of your data.
One of the first layers of protection with cloud services comes from how you set up access privileges. You can limit access to company members only and provide specific levels of access to those members. Need proprietary information for a sales team, but operations staffers don’t need full details? Accessibility assignments make sure that only the people that need access to the necessary data can access it. It’s that simple, as well as fundamental to staying secure.
The Worst Happens
In 2021, there were over a thousand data compromises, affecting over 298 million individuals (Statista). There is no system that can boast complete impenetrability. There is no security that does not have a flaw. But that’s why it is so important to create backup plans in the event the worst should happen. The cloud experts at Global IP Networks can work with you to create a disaster recovery and business continuity plan. This process starts with brainstorming potential threats to your data, stress testing any weaknesses, and creating strategies to make sure that your business is not interrupted in the event of a breach.
Global IP is Here for You
There are several steps you can take on your own to make sure your data stays secure, like secure passwords and other forms of encryption. There are other considerations as well, like maintaining compliance along with maintaining security. However, no matter what your security needs are, our team of IT professionals can help you establish a strong level of protection for your data and maintain the security through vigilant monitoring. Contact us today for a free consultation and our Cloud experts can show you how to keep your business secure using the CloudKeySM platform. For other articles on protecting your data, see the links below.