Your business may have recently migrated some operations to the cloud because of its advantages, such as affordability, scalability, and simplicity. However, the technology isn’t a panacea for organizations concerned with data security. With many businesses moving to the cloud, hackers are also finding new ways to infiltrate systems and steal information.
The cloud is increasingly becoming a practical solution for businesses that want to optimize their operations without the high costs of purchasing in-house hardware and software.
Once an organization’s infrastructure is hosted in the cloud, they can access their data anytime on any internet-connected device like a smartphone, laptop, or tablet.
It’s already a challenge for businesses of all sizes to deal with common cyberthreats such as malware, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and zero-day exploits. On top of these threats, the dark web is also quickly becoming a concern for most organizations.
There’s a popular myth that cybercriminals only target large businesses largely due to the belief that bigger firms hold more sensitive data. This isn’t really true, however. According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), small businesses accounted for 43% of cyberattacks.
What comes into your mind when you hear the word cloud?
To the layman, it probably means the masses of water vapor floating in the sky that produce rain. However, in the field of tech, cloud computing is the method of storing and accessing data and software programs over the internet.