Today businesses in many industries benefit from cloud computing. The advantages are numerous, but worry about cyber criminals and their methods of finding access into systems is also continuing to rise. If you’re an IT professional, one of your top concerns is probably cloud security.
Almost 80% of businesses are expected to be using the cloud by 2020. It’s not a surprise that there will be some growing pains along the way, and these pains are mostly related to how users are interacting with security protocols and system controls.
Finding the Weak Link
It’s unfortunate, but you don’t have to reach far to find the source of your security problems because they’re often on the inside, not the outside. The weak link that leaves you open to attack is most commonly found in human error.
Access management is often not up to par, and the credentials you use to gain access to the system is often weak. Password hygiene is the first place you need to look to shore up this weak link so that your team is not making it easier for hackers to break into your system.
Human error also becomes an issue where phishing scams are concerned. A workforce uneducated in cloud security will be susceptible to phishing attacks. Education alone isn’t enough, though, which is why many organizations are taking a technology-based approach to reduce the risk of these relentless attacks. The technology is able to identify which emails are actually phishing attempts and quarantine them before they can get into an employee’s inbox.
Approaching Your Strategy
Coming up with a cloud security strategy isn’t solely on the shoulders of your IT professionals because cloud security involves all departments and every employee with access to the system. Your strategy should involve input from all departments and your security team should meet with all employees to go over security protocol.
It is key for your organization to find the latest technology and managed services to protect your system and your data. At AMD Communications, we specialize in helping our clients by removing the fog in the cloud. We know there are so many solutions out there today that it can be confusing, which is why our clients trust us to show them the way. Contact us today, and we’ll go into further detail about how we can help you.