Recent statistics have shown that cloud security is no longer the most prominent challenge facing cloud users. As more and more users and enterprises adopt cloud storage and the popularity of cloud systems surges, many end users find the greatest challenge they face is a lack of resource or expertise. With that in mind, here are four of our top methods for ensuring you do not need to worry about in-house security for cloud solutions either.
Implementing Data Security Procedures In-House
One of the most prevalent steps in enhancing your in-house cloud security is the implementation of in-house data security procedures. Taking the time to educate your staff and end users about the risks and benefits of cloud security is essential for ensuring your cloud security is as secure as possible. Hire some IT specialists to assess your cloud infrastructure and educate your staff on the most efficient and secure way to use these systems. You should also work with your IT partner to develop data security procedures throughout your business to ensure compliance with data regulation and minimalise vulnerability for cyber attacks.
Part of your cloud security and IT infrastructure assessment should be the encryption of corporate data. If you do not currently have a system in place for the protection and encryption of sensitive data, you are potentially leaving yourself open to a range of attacks and are likely in breach of data protection regulations. To ensure complete security and peace of mind, you can work in collaboration with a data security expert to ensure that your business is not only compliant with all data regulations, but also protected against the threat of a data breach. Your IT or cloud security partner will be able to assist here, implementing systems for the secure encryption and protection of all data that the business handles, ensuring your role in the process is clear and easily managed.
Backup and Disaster Recovery Planning
Once your staff are educated on the new, secure data security procedures, and your mission critical data is protected, it’s important that you install a contingency plan for disaster recovery in the event of significant data loss or system failure. Private cloud infrastructures provide excellent resilience, allowing for regular automated backups, empowering you to discover vastly improved uptime and security. Disaster recovery should be covered within your data security procedures and IT infrastructure. Often the best way to tackle this is to work with a cloud specialist who can assess and optimise in-house data security procedures, data encryption and backup and disaster recovery in one package.
help4IT 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.
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