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4 Ways To Improve Cloud Security

4 Ways Of Improve Cloud Security


As cloud computing increases in popularity there is a surefire need to ensure that the business data available is always safe and secure. Those wishing to access the system could cause untold misery if allowed into the system, meaning security measures are more important than ever. Indeed, many companies have listed security issues as a reason for slow uptake of cloud solutions, highlighting how important it is to look after data and files.

As cloud computing expands to encompass more devices, it means a greater number of employees, customers and contractors can access data which may need protection.

Limited access

Staff who need to access valuable data should be placed under more scrutiny and properly trained, unless an error opens up the system to intruders. These members of the workforce should receive specialist training to ensure this becomes less likely while the data that is accessed should be constantly monitored.

High-risk data

If some data is of particular interest for example, financial or accounting data, then extra care should be taken to ensure it has a greater level of protection. Increasing the levels of encryption and increasing the amount the data is monitored can help to protect the data to a desired level.

Watch device security

Limit access to certain parts of data sets of they should not be in the wider domain and run security checks on the platforms used to access the data. Some mobile applications can be easily managed, meaning certain high-risk data remains hidden which in turn reduces any associated risks.

Meeting user needs

In the same way that high risk data can be protected, it is also possible to limit what is available to who, and where it is available. This means extra security can be included in less secure locations, so the chances of security breaches are lessened. With aspects such as finance now being dealt with via cloud as well, the security aspects are becoming more and more important. While it is not possible to entirely protect a system from all possible attacks, taking action to lessen the risk is the first move to make.

By Emma Rushworth

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