THE FUTURE FOR CYBER SECURITY

A study entitled, State of Cyber Security 2017, performed by ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association), suggested that cyber security staff are becoming increasingly difficult to find in such a rapidly expanding and evolving field. The report was based on a survey of 633 cyber security specialists across North America and Europe, with 27% stating that they were unable to fill open cyber security positions in their businesses and another 14% unsure as to whether they would ever fill those positions...

Cloud Infographic – Guide To Small Business Cloud Computing

Small Business Cloud Computing

Trepidation is inherently attached to anything that involves change and especially if it involves new technologies. SMBs are incredibly vulnerable to this fear and rightfully so. The wrong security breach can incapacitate a small startup for good whereas larger enterprises can reboot their operations due to the financial stability of shareholders.

Gordon Tan contributed an article called Five Reasons Why SMBs Fear The Cloud and here are some of the major reasons that prevent SMBs from moving forward.

  1. I don’t know what Cloud Computing is
  2. It’s not cost effective
  3. My data will not be secure
  4. My system will run slower
  5. The Cloud Service Provider might fail

The Positive

On the flip side to all the fear, there is evidence that SMB cloud adoption is continuing to increase.  Despite any uncertainties, the opportunity to save money gives way to any shadowy doubts of the potential security risks.  Below is an infographic provide by the NJ Institute Of Technology which provides a quick cloud refresher for small businesses.

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