Security on the Cloud

As small businesses migrate to the cloud for data storage and integrations, they need to also consider the unique set of security concerns that come along with the cloud. Data loss or leakage can be devastating in this digital age, especially if the data your small business stores on the cloud is both sensitive and valuable. The cloud, where customer data and programs can both reside, has changed key factors of business and security has to change with it. Applications and data in the cloud are more accessible to others, which can be a catch 22. Partners accessing your applications and data can be very beneficial, but if a hacker does the same, it is quite detrimental. Security measures aren’t just a C-level concern, either. The controls and measures taken need to be established company-wide. The Cloud Security Alliance is an organization that looks to make sure all businesses and individuals are protected with the growing reach of the cloud. They set blanket restrictions and standards, but it is up to you and your business to make sure the security measures taken match the level of sensitivity of your data. Hacks are still possible and the effects can be devastating to a small business.

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