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Forecast: Mostly cloudy with a chance of failure

Michael T. Lester | July 11, 2016
Although IT professionals have back up servers which are ready to restore after a failure, most of them forgo it when moving to cloud.

5. Move routine data to the cloud - keep sensitive data in-house. No one cares about protecting your sensitive and confidential data and your trade secrets as much as you do. Don't delegate protection of company critical information to someone else.

6. Use cloud services for back up. The cloud is a perfect back up location, especially when you need backups in a hurry (like when your system is hit by ransomware), but make sure that your data is encrypted before it is moved to the cloud and make sure your keys are accessible without your primary system being online.

The conveniences that cloud services bring to industry mean that it is here to stay, but those of us that are responsible for the security of our business's data should be aware of the unique risks of cloud use and make plans for mitigating those risks. Like almost everything that provides convenience in our lives, an over reliance on that convenience can create even greater hardships during emergency situations.

Source: CSO Australia

 

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