By using our site you accept the terms of our cookie policy

How The Cloud Can Improve Business Security

November 15, 2019

Image

Cybersecurity is a huge problem that affects businesses of all sizes and in all industries. Cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their threats, but the good news is that there are lots of highly effective ways to protect your business which can stop cybercriminals in their tracks and allow you to run your business with confidence. One of the best ways to improve your business security is with the cloud and there are a few different ways that you can use this to boost security and stay safe at all times. Read on to find out more about using the cloud to improve safety.


Data Security

Many businesses are hesitant to use the cloud because there have been so many stories of data breaches in the past. While it is true that the cloud has not always been secure, you will find that big improvements have been made in recent years and many impressive new security features have been implemented. These can safeguard your data and provide greater safety than on-premise solutions. Data encryption is one of the most common forms of security and a great way to make sure that only those that are authorized to access data are able to.


Identity & Access Credentials Management

The cloud provides every member of staff with just one login credential which streamlines identity and access management (IAM) by providing them easy access only to what they are authorized to access and leaves behind a full trail in case of any kind of breach (accidental or malicious). You can easily limit who can access what and easily stop access to the network for one employee if required (if they quit, for example).


Scaling Up

If you decide to scale up the business with new locations then it is incredibly easy and straightforward to set up your cybersecurity when your networks are cloud-based. This can be a real headache otherwise, but with the cloud, you simply plug in the access points, turn them on and connect to the Wi-Fi and all of your protection will be in place.


Cloud Security Technology

There is also cloud security technology available from specialists like www.mcafee.com. This can give you much greater visibility and control over your data in the cloud which can make it quick and easy to set up controls, identify malicious behavior, prevent malware and prevent the loss of data amongst various other security benefits.


Compliance

Some businesses worry that outsourcing critical workloads to cloud providers means that they won’t be compliant with regulatory requirements, but you often find that managed cloud providers usually offer capabilities which allow you to adapt your environments and have capabilities so that your sensitive data is compliant and safe at all times.

It is understandable to have some concerns over safety when it comes to the cloud, especially when you look at the number of breaches that occurred in the past. Fortunately, security has improved a lot since then and now it is actually a smart place to store your data and can help you to boost cybersecurity.

Contact Us

0203 725 6844