If you want it, you can probably get it in the cloud. From email platforms to big data analytics to disaster recovery solutions — it can all be found in the cloud, and more and more businesses are going in that direction. However, cloud security has to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind as not everything is secure.
Taking on cloud solutions usually occurs in stages, and at each stage, security must be carefully considered. The process can be difficult, especially if there are on-premise and cloud-based solutions being used simultaneously. The installation and ongoing updating of cloud security solutions is sometimes carried out by the cloud partner, but if not all security solutions are considered, they may become the responsibility of the user.
The Need for the Cloud
Big data is something everyone, regardless of the size of the organization, is adding to. Day by day, the amount of data collected snowballs, leading to a need for bigger servers. However, with limitations on space and limitations on budgets for increasing server size, outsourcing has become a necessity, giving rise to a plethora of cloud solutions. Unfortunately, cloud security is not a top priority for many organizations.
Due to this lack of forethought on security within the cloud, ransomware and other types of attacks have become commonplace.
Pushback from Management
The lack of security up front is not due to an IT mishap. In fact, most IT departments will advise about solutions to make the cloud environment safer. It may be a situation where management believes they’ll never be the victims of cyber crime, so they avoid spending money on safety. As the end goal is to be more profitable, many organizations cut back on preventative solutions.
Unfortunately, the gains made by choosing the cloud could and often do come back to haunt those who don’t make cloud security a priority. In some situations, organizations are completely ruined after getting hacked. They might try to make a comeback, but if they haven’t recovered within three months, they usually fold.
What You Can Do
Your cloud security solutions have to be flexible, yet uncompromising on data protection. In some situations, the solution might seem clunky and put a little roadblock in your workflow, but it’s a necessary evil given the innovative attacks going on right now.
Cyber threats will continue to evolve, and the ways in which they break into your system will become more difficult to detect. That’s why IT and everyone else, including the board room appointees, must be on the same, unified front in preventing attacks and planning what to do if a cyber criminal worms their way in.
At AMD Communications, we understand that every business is different and requires technology that will meet their unique needs. From our technology services to our professional services, we keep the safety of your data in mind. Cloud security is never an afterthought with us. Contact us today and we’ll talk about how we can provide the best solutions for your organization.