As the business world continues to migrate to the cloud in droves, it still leaves us with the question: is the cloud safe? For companies, data is one of their most valuable assets. The cloud, while scalable, flexible and up-and-coming in today’s modern world, may not always be sufficiently secure. For data in the cloud, what you need is a cloud data protection solution.
But what is cloud data protection?
Glad you asked. This term doesn’t actually refer to one particular thing, but rather serves as an umbrella term for a range of tools, processes, and solutions that work to safeguard your data in the cloud, whether at rest or in transit.
The biggest challenge when it comes to cloud security is warding against data loss, threats to data privacy, and potential confidentiality breaches. As such, solutions that protect data in the cloud need a few things in order for them to be effective.
Perhaps most importantly, they need to be as transparent as possible, with admins having extensive insight into all network activity. All data needs to be encrypted and stay encrypted–regardless of what it may be doing at the time, whether that’s at rest or in transit. And finally, having strong authentication protocols in place is a must. Having data in the cloud is pointless if it can’t be accessed, but this access must be heavily guarded and monitored. Solutions that also operate within strict compliance regulations are also important for organizations dealing with sensitive information.
Is Data In The Cloud Safe?
The recent mass migration to the cloud has opened a lot of existential questions as to whether or not having all your operations, network, and data in the cloud really is safe. Without thinking about potential dangers, moving to the cloud is certainly attractive, with flexibility, cost savings, and enhanced productivity all promised. About 99% of organisations worldwide are using the cloud at least in some capacity. However, for all its promises there are still very real and very pressing issues, such as the potential for data loss, threats to data privacy, and confidentiality breaches. Having the right tools in place to protect your data in the cloud is paramount to ensuring everything that’s precious stays where it’s supposed to be.
For more on the rise of the cloud and how to protect your data, head to our interview with Rich Lilly of Netrix LLC here:
How To Secure Your Data Against Threats In The Cloud