How to Keep Your Data Safe in the Cloud

Chicago IT Services

Cloud services are quickly becoming a go-to solution for companies looking to improve their profitability. It's no wonder the cloud has skyrocketed to success in the past five or so years; the versatility of this solution makes it a perfect tool for productivity, security, and flexibility.

Best of all, the cloud is scalable, so it works in the budgets and needs of businesses ranging in size from home-office side gigs to international organizations. The cloud is a remarkable solution.

As cloud services become more popular, most of the early fears have been put to rest. Most companies are well aware that the cloud is as secure as you make it, and that choosing cloud services doesn't pose a security risk. But it's still important to stay vigilant and ensure that you're taking the proper steps to secure your information in the cloud. Here are some practical ways to keep your information safe.

Data Leaks and Social Engineering

Simply put, the biggest danger to your data is often from within your organization. Whether it's a disgruntled employee or an absent-minded staff member, the rule of statistics says that those with the most access to information can do the most damage. Be sure that your company has implemented easy-to-follow and clear policies concerning data security, including when and how it is appropriate to give out business or personal information and how to spot scams. Ultimately, a little information could go a long way.

The Danger of BYOD

More companies than ever are using mobile devices to boost productivity, and employees are bringing their own devices (hence the term BYOD). But not all organizations have considered how information is protected when it is accessed from multiple different—sometimes personal—devices. Implement a mobile device policy to make it easier for employees to stay secure.

For more information on keeping your data secure, contact us today.

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