19 Jul Concerned about safety using Cloud technology?
In accordance to recent market research, 88% of companies are using Cloud based computing in some way or another. It’s no big surprise. Digital Transformation is a hot topic currently and The Cloud offers a large number of benefits to businesses of all shapes and sizes. It’s flexible, scalable, convenient for access anywhere at anytime, makes teams super productive and it’s even cheaper!
So what’s not to like?
Unfortunately, almost everything in life has its pros and cons, and Cloud computing is no exception. The huge growth in the industry has opened up a whole new range of ways for cyber attackers to make a lot of money. They know that most businesses are still unaware of the severity and issues when it comes to cyber security, and they can’t wait to take advantage of that lack of awareness.
One of their common and most successful ways to exploit the Cloud is through the use of malware; malicious software that spreads fast and is specifically designed to create organisational chaos.
Cyber attacks are at an all-time high, but a worryingly small number of Cloud providers are offering full protection against malware. This leaves thousands of UK businesses at risk, and without the right measures in place it’s only a matter of time until they’re targeted and become overwhelmed with threats.
The worst issue in regards to malware is that you won’t even know it’s infected your system until it’s too late to do anything. It’s easy to assume that all viruses are obvious – all flashing screens and pop-ups -but they’re much more sophisticated these days. Malware sneaks in under the radar and will go completely unnoticed until they’ve made your entire systems ground to a halt and will expose all of your confidential data.
Once it’s in, it’s virtually impossible to stop and trace back without professional help. And that’s going to come at a very large cost.
So, how can you help to keep your business safe from malicious malware? It starts with a proactive approach. Prevention is always better than a cure, so your first port of call should be a reputable IT support provider who will really have your back. Let them defend your business before it’s too late to be defended at all, they need to be able to explain all the ins and outs of Cloud security in a way you understand, without overly confusing you with tech speak and presenting you with a hefty bill for the privilege of something you don’t even understand.
They should be able to demonstrate how they’ll protect you from the main threats and what they would do if anything did manage to sneak through. And you’ll need to be able to feel you can trust them, choose wisely but also choose correctly.