With cloud systems on the rise, recent statistics show cloud security is not the biggest challenge for cloud users any more. With the growth of the cloud we have seen recently we have diverted from a lack of security, to a lack of resources and expertise. It is because of this, that we are sharing with you our top 4 methods for ensuring you need not to worry about in-house security for cloud solutions any more.
Implementing in-house data security procedures
The most important step in enhancing your in-house cloud security is to implement in-house data security procedures. It is essential that time is taken to ensure all staff and end users are taught the risks and benefits of cloud security, to ensure it is as secure as possible. We recommend you hire IT specialists to assess your cloud infrastructure and educate your staff on the most efficient and secure way to best use these systems. It is also wise to work alongside your IT partner to develop data security procedures throughout your business to ensure you are complying with data regulations, minimising vulnerability for cyber-attacks.
An essential part of your cloud security and IT infrastructure assessment should be the encryption of corporate data. If you currently have no procedure for the protection and encryption of sensitive data, you’ll find yourself open to a range of attacks and are most likely in breach of data protection regulations. If you would like to ensure complete security and peace of mind, you can collaborate with a data security expert to ensure that your business is compliant with data regulations, and protected from the threat of a data breach. Your IT partner or cloud security partners should assist you here, by implementing systems for the secure encryptions and protection of all that data your business currently holds.
Backup and disaster recovery planning
Now your staff have been taught the risks and benefits of the new, secure data security procedures, and you have protected your mission critical data. It is now important you implement a contingency plan for disaster recovery, just in case you lose significant data or your systems fail. Private cloud infrastructures provide excellent resilience, allowing for regular automated backups, so you’re empowered to discover an improved uptime and security. Disaster recovery should be covered within your data security procedures and IT infrastructure. This is often tackled by working with a cloud specialist who can assess and optimise in-house data security procedures, data encryption and backup and disaster recovery in one package.
Here at help4IT, we provide specialist services in cloud technologies and disaster recovery, and will work with you to assess your current IT infrastructure and implement the systems necessary to improve and monitor your data security compliance and install an effective contingency plan to ensure you are protected in the event of a disaster.
If you would like to see how help4IT specialists can improve your in-house security for cloud solutions, visit our website here for speak to one our specialists on 0207 653 9780.